There have been a multitude of highlights in Texas A&M’s first year in the Southeastern Conference and one of the greatest is the combined $25,000 in post-graduate scholarships awarded to four Aggie student-athletes—men’s golfer Case Cochran, volleyball player Lindsey Miller, football player Steven Terrell and soccer player Beth West. These four Aggies will be recognized prior to the Texas A&M vs. Missouri baseball game on Friday with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m.
“Not only is the Southeastern Conference the premier conference in the country, but the conference emphasizes the student portion of the term student-athlete,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. “Our award winners are outstanding representatives of their respective families, Aggies everywhere, and the Southeastern Conference. I look forward to recognizing these outstanding Aggies prior to the Friday baseball game.”
Cochran and Miller were named the male and female Texas A&M nominees for the SEC’s H. Boyd McWhorter Award. Each will receive post-graduate scholarships of $7,500. These student-athletes were selected based on their extraordinary academic achievements, leadership roles on their respective teams, as well as being leaders on the Texas A&M campus to go along with their athletic accomplishments. A minimum grade-point of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale is required to be nominated.
One of the core values of Texas A&M University is selfless service and both Terrell and West are examples of serving and caring for others in the community. Both were named the male and female recipients of the Brad Davis Community Service post-graduate scholarship granted by the SEC and will receive $5,000 each.
These four Aggie student-athletes were also recognized at the recent CHAMPS Banquet that recognized 505 Aggie student-athletes and student support staff who achieved a semester or cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher during the 2012-13 school year. That figure included 62 who were named Outstanding Athletic Scholars for posting a perfect 4.0 for at least one semester.