Former Drake women's basketball standout Lindsay Whorton, currently a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England, will pursue her doctorate in education and labor relations in Finland. Whorton was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship grant this past week to continue her studies.
The Kansas City, Mo., native will move to Helsinki in October to conduct field work and complete her doctorate. She hopes to have it completed by the summer of 2013.
Whorton was a four-year letterwinner and three-time all-MVC scholar selection. She was named the 2008 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected to the first-team COSIDA Academic All-America team. She graduated 13th on the Drake all-time scoring list with 1,564 points.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government and is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange," according to the preamble of the legislation that created the program. The program awards approximately 1,700 student grants per year, selecting scholars based on the strength of the student's application and the needs of the country.