CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson student-athletes Hal Hershfelt (women’s soccer, psychology) and Mckenna Slavik (volleyball, sports communication) have been named 2023 Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipients, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday.
Hershfelt and Slavik both captain their respective teams, seeing success on the field and on the court. In addition, KJ Henry (football, sports communication/athletic leadership) has been named an honorary scholarship nominee and intends to enter the NFL Draft.
A total of 54 individuals in the conference were honored with 39 receiving the Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford scholarship. Hershfelt is just one of three women’s soccer recipients while Slavik is one of five volleyball awardees. Hershfelt, a three-time all-conference and all-region performer and 2019 ACC All-Freshman team recipient, also shines in the classroom, earning All-ACC Academic team honors three times in her career. She has led the Tigers to an NCAA Tournament in each of the last four years, including an Elite Eight run in 2020-21. Slavik has excelled on the court since her freshman year, sitting fifth in program history in total assists with 3,863 and was named an all-conference performer for the first time last season with Second Team All-ACC honors. She led the conference in assists per set (10.30) and was third in total assists with 1,102 last season.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.