Lassing nominated for SEC McWhorter Award recognition
May 1, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Vanderbilt Athletics has selected football player Fitz Lassing as its top male candidate for the Southeastern Conference's prestigious H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.
The H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship has been presented by the SEC since 1986 to the league's top male and female scholar-athletes. The 2014 McWhorter Award recipients will be announced May 6.
Vanderbilt's female candidate for the 2014 McWhorter Award scholarship is women's soccer standout Kendra Hendrix.
Lassing was a four-year letterwinner, scoring three touchdowns in 48 appearances. He helped the Commodores to a 24-15 overall record and three straight postseason bowl appearances during his last three years in a Vanderbilt uniform.
Lassing is a native of Nashville, graduating from Montgomery Bell Academy in the city.
Here's more on Lassing's off-the-field accomplishments:
Economics major who graduated in December 2013 Minors in Managerial Studies-Corporate Strategy
Each year, the SEC, in conjunction with AT&T, an SEC Corporate Champion sponsor, provides the league's male and female McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship recipients with a $15,000 post-graduate scholarship.
Each of the SEC's 14 teams nominated a male and female candidate for the McWhorter Award scholarship. All nominees will also receive a $7,500 post-graduate scholarship.
The award recipients are chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from the 14 SEC institutions and are honored at the SEC Spring Meetings in Sandestin, Fla., in late May.