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66 Wildcats Earn a Place on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2020) — A total of 66 University of Kentucky student-athletes earned a place on the 2020 Winter Sports Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Honor Roll, announced recently by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. UK had the fourth-highest number of honorees in the league. 

The 2020 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2019 spring, summer and fall terms. UK’s gymnastics team had 12 student-athletes on the honor roll and women’s basketball had eight, both of which are second-most in the league in those sports. Women’s swimming has 24 honorees, third-highest among league schools in that sport. In addition, men’s swimming has 15 on the honor roll, rifle has six and men’s basketball has one. Among other qualifications, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 grade-point average for the preceding academic year or a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and completed at least two semesters of academic work, in order to be named to the list. 

Along with the academic success, Kentucky teams also had success in the arenas of competition. The undefeated rifle team won the Great America Rifle Conference regular season and tournament championships and was ranked No. 1 in the nation. Men’s basketball had a 25-6 record while winning the SEC regular-season championship. Women’s basketball went 22-8 and was third in the SEC in the regular season. Still in the regular season, gymnastics was 7-5 overall and fourth place in the SEC. Women’s swimming ranked No. 15 in the nation and the men’s team was receiving votes in the rankings. All NCAA championships were canceled in the winter sports.


Kentucky – Sport – Major

Zan Payne - Men's Basketball - Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Agriculture

Ogechi Anyagaligbo - Women's Basketball - Public Health

Blair Green - Women's Basketball - Kinesiology

Sabrina Haines - Women's Basketball - Journalism

Keondra McKinney - Women's Basketball - Social Work

Amanda Paschal - Women's Basketball - Media Arts & Studies; Psychology

Kameron Roach - Women's Basketball - Kinesiology

Jaida Roper - Women's Basketball - Psychology

Tatyana Wyatt - Women's Basketball - Psychology

Josephine Angeny - Gymnastics - Communication

Madison Averett – Gymnastics - Kinesiology

Anna Haigis - Gymnastics - Psychology

Mackenzie Harman - Gymnastics - Human Health Sciences

Mollie Korth - Gymnastics - Kinesiology

Alaina Kwan - Gymnastics - Journalism

Katherine Marianos - Gymnastics - Marketing

Megan Monfredi - Gymnastics - Psychology

Cally Nixon - Gymnastics - Psychology

Arianna Patterson - Gymnastics - Digital Media and Design

Hailey Poland - Gymnastics - Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles

Allison Snyder - Gymnastics - Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology

Richard Clark - Rifle - Kinesiology

Ian Foos – Rifle - Social Work

Ruby Gomes - Rifle - Psychology

Mason Joachim - Rifle - Psychology

Mitchell Nelson - Rifle - Biology

Hailee Sigmon - Rifle - Career and Technical Education

Wyatt Amdor - Men's Swimming and Diving - Marketing, Finance

Kyle Barker - Men's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Louis Barker - Men's Swimming and Diving - Management

Daniel Blake - Men's Swimming and Diving - Mechanical Engineering

Connor Blandford - Men's Swimming and Diving - Computer Science

Glen Brown - Men's Swimming and Diving - Accounting

Jason Head - Men's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Trent Lakes - Men's Swimming and Diving - Accounting, Finance

Chase Lane - Men's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Daniel Orcutt - Men's Swimming and Diving - Management

Hank Siefert - Men's Swimming and Diving  - Finance

Nick Smith - Men's Swimming and Diving - Management

Alex Taylor - Men's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Peter Wetzlar - Men's Swimming and Diving - Accounting, Finance

Danny Zhang - Men's Swimming and Diving - Management

Bailey Bonnett - Women's Swimming and Diving - Elementary Education

Emma Dellmore - Women's Swimming and Diving - Public Health

Lauren Denham - Women's Swimming and Diving- Community and Leadership Development

Lauren Edelman - Women's Swimming and Diving - Management, Marketing

Riley Gaines - Women's Swimming and Diving - Human Health Sciences

Ali Galyer - Women's Swimming and Diving - Marketing

Jaida Garrett - Women's Swimming and Diving - Psychology

Izzy Gati - Women's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Hayley Griesser - Women's Swimming and Diving - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Parker Herren - Women's Swimming and Diving - Political Science

Jaclyn Hill - Women's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Cara Hudson - Women's Swimming and Diving - Clinical Leadership and Management

Olivia Huffman - Women's Swimming and Diving - Psychology

Kyndal Knight - Women's Swimming and Diving - Marketing

Morgan Lakes - Women's Swimming and Diving - Human Health Sciences

Sarah Loheide - Women's Swimming and Diving - Human Nutrition

Caroline McCleary - Women's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Elizabeth Merriman - Women's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Payton Neff - Women's Swimming and Diving - Psychology

Alex Nelson - Women's Swimming and Diving - Psychology

Kelly Rodriguez - Women's Swimming and Diving - Marketing

Asia Seidt - Women's Swimming and Diving - Kinesiology

Sophie Sorenson - Women's Swimming and Diving - Marketing

Caroline Szydlowski - Women's Swimming and Diving - Public Health

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