- To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
- Horn has earned several honors and academic awards throughout his collegiate career and has headed up several community service projects.
Winthrop University, "Matt Horn Named Lowe's Senior Class Award Top 10 Finalist" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 171.