June 3, 2010
SANDESTIN, Fla. - Auburn swimmer Jordan Anderson and gymnast Krissy Voss were honored Thursday by the Southeastern Conference at the league's annual awards dinner at the SEC Spring Meetings. Anderson was the 2009-10 H. Boyd McWhorter Southeastern Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, while Voss one of two Brad Davis Southeastern Conference Community Services Leaders of the Year winners.
Anderson and Voss were both selected by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from SEC universities.
Anderson will receive a $15,000 post-graduate scholarship, provided by AT&T, an SEC Corporate Champion sponsor and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Voss will receive a $6,000 post-graduate scholarship provided by the SEC.
A native of Roanoke, Va., Anderson graduated in May with a degree in biomedical sciences. In November 2009, he was named a Rhodes Scholar and will study next year at the University of Oxford in England.
Anderson is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and of the Chi Alpha Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. Anderson has earned College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-American honors as well.
A team captain for the swimming team as senior, Anderson earned three All-America honors in 2010 and earned an All-America honor at the 2009 championships. He is also a two-time All-SEC second team performer in the 100 butterfly, finishing in second at the 2008 and 2009 SEC Championships in the event.
Anderson is active in community service, having volunteered for Swim Across America for Cancer Research, Laps for Cystic Fibrosis, Auburn Relay for Life and with Young Life as a leader and work crew member. He also volunteered with Medical Mission community dental clinic, providing dental care for those without insurance in his hometown.
Anderson becomes one of four Auburn student-athletes to be honored with the award. Former swimmer Kristen Hastrup and former diver Caesar Garcia were awarded the scholarship in 2008 and 2004, respectively, while the volleyball team's Jenifer Kleyn was Auburn's first-ever recipient in 1992.
The SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were first presented in 1986. The honor was renamed the H. Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year in May 1990 to honor the former commissioner who served the conference from 1972-86.
A chemistry major, Voss is a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and has been named for the last three years as a National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Women's Scholastic All-American and member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
She was a recipient of the Dan L. Philen endowed scholarship for chemistry at Auburn in 2009 and was named an Academic Top Tiger at Auburn for four years. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, the Golden Key International Honor Society and the Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities.
A four-year letter winner, Voss was named the 2010 SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She won the all-around competition in meets against Oklahoma and Georgia this season, and has had career-highs on floor each of the last three seasons with 9.85. She also has a career-high of 9.85 on vault and 9.825 on beam. Earlier this season, she marked a career-high 39.20 in the all-around against LSU.
A native of Paradise Valley Ariz., she has been active in the Auburn community as a member of the Southeastern Conference and Auburn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. This year, she has served as co-Vice President of the Auburn SAAC.
She has been a volunteer with Big Sis/Lil Sis events in each of her four years at Auburn and traveled to Enterprise, Ala., to assist with tornado damage relief in 2007. She organized events at Auburn for the SEC "Yes We Can" canned food drive and for the Toys for Tots drive, as well as volunteered at National Student-Athlete Day, Auburn College of Science and Mathematics Explore Event, and has visited patients at East Alabama Medical Center and local retirement homes.
Voss is the third Auburn recipient of the award. Swimmer Eric Van Goethem won in 2002, while men's basketball player Drew Smith won last season.
The SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship was named for former Associate Commissioner Brad Davis. Davis succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2006. He had been a member of the SEC staff since 1988, first serving as assistant commissioner until 1994 until he was promoted to associate commissioner.