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Gamble earns SEC Scholar Athlete award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss golfer Forrest Gamble has been named the 2015-16 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday.

Gamble and Alabama softball player Haylie McClene were chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from SEC universities and both will receive a $15,000 post-graduate scholarship, provided by AT&T, an SEC Corporate Sponsor, and the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

“Forrest and Haylie are the type of student-athletes who make a commitment to excellence in the classroom and in competition that are representative of the high standards of the Southeastern Conference,” Sankey said.  “Their accomplishments and their character make them ideal choices for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Award.”

Gamble, a Physics major with a grade point average of 3.97, was the 2015 SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a CoSIDA Academic All-American the same year.  He has been named to the Chancellor’s List at Ole Miss every semester during his career with the Rebel golf team.

“I am so proud of Forrest for everything that he has accomplished during his time here at Ole Miss,” said men’s golf coach Chris Malloy.