Matthew Horn '12 is still as impressive off the soccer field as
he was on the field. His stellar academic record coupled with his standout
soccer career and commitment to community recently earned him one of two
$24,000 renewable Walter Byers Scholarships given by the National Collegiate Athletic
Association. Horn will use the scholarship to continue his medical school
studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
major held a 3.93 GPA within Winthrop’s rigorous honors
program, in addition to participating in numerous research projects
and completing summer internships in oncology.
Horn racked up many
awards and distinctions during his time at Winthrop, including: two-year men’s
soccer team captain; Top 10 finalist for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award;
Capital One First Team Academic All-America member; NSCAA Second Team Academic
All-South member; 2010 Big South Conference Student-Athlete
of the Year; three-year president of Winthrop’s
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC); NCAA Division I
National SAAC representative for the Big South Conference; and an
Alternative Spring Break
participant. Under his leadership as president, SAAC received the Big South
Conference’s Kallander Cup for best community service project
for three years in a row.
He also volunteered his time
to Winthrop’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Leadership Council, as well as
Read Across America, Samaritan’s Feet and American
“Being involved on campus
enhanced my Winthrop experience in so many ways. I am truly grateful for all
that I was able to do while at Winthrop,” said Horn. “I met so many very good
people who enriched my life so I could be a compassionate friend, an eager
student, an inspiring leader and a proud student-athlete.”
will begin his second year of medical school in fall 2013.