May 11, 2020 4:28 PM

MU's Roundtree, Flynn nominees for McWhorter Scholar Athlete of the Year

Posted May 11, 2020 4:28 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jordan Roundtree of the Mizzou Women's Basketball team and Connor Flynn from the Mizzou Wrestling program have been nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship by the University of Missouri, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday. One male and one female from each of the SEC's 14 institutions were nominated for the scholarship, and the overall recipients of the award will be announced in late May.

The H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship has been presented by the Southeastern Conference since 1986 to the league's top male and female scholar-athletes. Each year, the SEC provides the league's male and female McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Scholarship recipients with a $20,000 post-graduate scholarship. The 26 remaining male and female finalists for the award will also receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship.

Highlights of Missouri's nominees include:

Jordan Roundtree, Women's Basketball

Major: Master's in Business Administration // Parks, Recreation & Sport (Undergrad)

- Four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient

- Five-time Dean's List member

- 3.88 Undergraduate GPA – Parks, Recreation and Sport

- 3.83 Graduate GPA – Master's in Business Administration

- 53 hours of community service while at Mizzou

- Played in all 31 games and made 30 starts in senior season, averaging 6.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.3 minutes per game

- Shot 41.5 percent from the field and a career-best 84.3 percent from the free throw line

- Scored in double figures in five games and played 30+ minutes in 14 games

- Matched a career-high in points (16) and set a career high in rebounds (10) and free throws (9-for-10) for her first career double-double against Nebraska (11/10)

- Scored 12 points and was 3-of-3 from three against Northern Iowa (11/13)

- Scored 10 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line at Vanderbilt (2/20)

- Was a part of three Mizzou teams who made NCAA Tournament from 2017-19

- Sank game-winning free throw in 2019 NCAA Tournament First Round victory over Drake

- Appeared in all 35 games and made 24 starts, averaging 4.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game as a junior in 2018-19

Connor Flynn, Wrestling

Major: Master's in Business Administration // Business Management (Undergrad)

- 2020 NCAA Qualifier (174 pounds)

- 2019 NCAA Qualifier (165 pounds)

- 2018 MAC Champion

- 2018 NCAA Championships Qualifier (165 pounds)

- 2018 Academic All-MAC Team

- NWCA Scholar All-American

- Academic All-MAC Selection

- MBA Student with a 3.400 GPA

- Team's recipient of the Ed Lampitt Total Tiger Award, presented to the Tiger who most exemplifies the program's values on the mat, in the classroom and in life

- Earned the program's Athletic Performance Award, given to the student-athlete who shows the most dedication to strength training and conditioning

- NCAA Qualifier at 174 pounds, earning the weight's No. 20 seed before the NCAA Championships were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

- Earned a third-place finish at the MAC Championships at 174 pounds, going 4-0 in the wrestleback brackets, with wins over the top two seeds via tech fall and fall to earn a spot at NCAAs

- His pin of Dean Sherry (Rider) at the MAC Championships earned him a spot in the third-place bout and all but clinched his NCAA berth, the third of his career

- Went 22-8 on the year, including a 5-2 mark in duals (3-0 in MACs)

- Tallied 14 bonus-point wins, including six major decisions, six technical falls and two falls

- Named MAC West Division Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 6 after posting a 5-0 week to open the season

- He defeated No. 18 Cody Hughes of Virginia Tech and then went 4-0 at the Southeast Open the following day, winning the tournament title

- Finished his college career with an 82-44 career record, including a 34-18 mark in duals and a 14-4 career record in conference tournaments … Went 2-4 in his career at NCAAs despite not having a chance to wrestle at NCAAs as a senior due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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