April 19, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Crimson Tide senior rower Tabitha Coleman (Chancellor, Ala.) has been selected as the University of Alabama’s female nominee for the Brad Davis Southeastern Conference Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship, the league office announced.
The SEC announced one male and one female nominee from each of the SEC’s fourteen Universities on April 2nd. Coleman was one of twenty-eight SEC student-athletes nominated for the scholarship.
The recipients of the Davis Award will receive a post-graduate scholarship, complimentary of the SEC, in the amount of $10,000. The twenty-six remaining nominees will receive a $5,000 post-graduate scholarship.
In May 2012, Coleman earned a B.S. degree in biology cum laude, and will graduate in May this year with a second bachelor’s degree in history. Coleman’s academic accolades at the University of Alabama include Dean’s List, SEC Academic Honor Roll, Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization and Golden Key International Honor Society.
The Alabama rowing senior was also named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete, is currently a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Society, and is part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Coleman’s community service has included being a member of Al’s Pal’s Mentoring Program, organizing the first Locks of Love event sponsored by the Alabama rowing team, Habitat for Humanity, Read Across America, and Hands on Tuscaloosa.
The recipients of the Davis award will be honored at the SEC Spring Meetings in Sandestin, Fla., on May 30th.