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.
The biology 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 Cancer Society.
“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.”
Horn will begin his second year of medical school in fall 2013.
Last updated: 5/16/13