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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 17, 2019) – The Southern Conference announced its 10 postgraduate scholarship recipients for the 2018-19 academic year on Friday afternoon. ETSU’s Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas) received the Dorothy Hicks Scholarship. The 10 student-athletes will be honored for their accomplishments at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Tuesday, May 28.
The recipients are nominated by their schools and selected by the Southern Conference Graduate Scholar Committee. The scholarships, worth $2,000 each, are awarded to student-athletes about to receive their undergraduate degrees who intend to pursue advanced degrees in graduate or professional school. The student-athletes are evaluated on academics, athletics and community service.
ETSU dual-sport student-athlete Malloree Schurr is the recipient of the 2019 Dorothy Hicks Scholarship. A basketball forward and softball outfielder, Schurr played in 119 games on the hardwood for the Bucs, starting 69, and took the field in 117 softball games with 103 starts, serving as a team captain for both squads. The 2017-18 winner of the Ann Lashley Inspiration Award as voted by the league’s women’s basketball coaches, the Montgomery, Texas, native helped ETSU’s women’s basketball team to SoCon regular-season and tournament runner-up finishes and WNIT appearances as a freshman in 2014-15 and a senior in 2017-18. Schurr led the softball team to a SoCon tournament title and NCAA appearance as a junior in 2017. This year, as a redshirt senior on the softball team, Schurr played in a career-high 46 games, starting each one. A SAAC representative for the basketball team, Schurr logged countless hours of community service during her career, including volunteering with her high school basketball and softball camps, the Special Olympics, a local Lunch Buddies Program, and area churches and elementary schools. Schurr, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in sports and leisure management in May 2018, is currently working toward a master’s degree in digital marketing. She aspires to be college coach and eventually an athletic administrator.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that both ETSU and the Southern Conference have afforded me as a student and as an athlete,” stated Schurr. “I am honored to accept the Dorothy Hicks Scholarship in order to continue pursuing my Master’s degree program in digital marketing. I can’t thank ETSU and the Southern Conference enough for the endless opportunities of growth.”
This year’s honorees include: Dave Hart Scholarship recipient Matt Mattis (UNC Greensboro); Dorothy Hicks Scholarship recipient Malloree Schurr (ETSU); Insurance Office of America Scholarship recipient Leigh Haynes (Samford); David Knight Scholarship recipient Mark Britt (Chattanooga); Bob McCloskey Insurance Scholarship recipients Logan Miller (The Citadel) and Amanda Thompson (Mercer); William V. Moore Scholarship presented by McMillan Pazdan Smith recipient Krista Boesing (Samford); Southern Conference Presidential Scholarship recipients Savannah Taranto (Western Carolina) and Cassidy Hicks (Wofford); and Sports Medicine Institute Scholarship presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System recipient Gabrielle Charles (UNC Greensboro).
ABOUT THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
The Southern Conference, in its 98th season of intercollegiate competition, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and helping build lifelong leaders and role models. The conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921) to tackling the issues of freshman eligibility (1922) to developing women’s championships (1984) to becoming the first conference to install the 3-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association.
The conference currently consists of 10 members in six states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 22 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships.
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