100 Wildcats Earn a Place on the SEC Fall Sports Academic Honor Roll

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2021) — A total of 100 University of Kentucky student-athletes earned a place on the 2020 Fall Sports Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. UK had the second-highest number of honorees in the league. 

The 2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. UK had seven representatives from men’s cross country, 10 from women’s cross country, 37 from football, 19 from men’s soccer, 17 from women’s soccer and 10 from volleyball. 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 in order to be named to the list. 

In addition to the academic success, Kentucky teams also had success on the fields of competition in the fall — much of which is carrying over to the spring. Volleyball has resumed its season already and has a 10-0 record and No. 3 national ranking. Men’s soccer resumes this week after having posted a 5-1 mark and being nationally ranked in the fall. The women’s and men’s cross country teams have completed the regular season and are awaiting potential bids to the NCAA Championships. Football finished its all-SEC regular-season schedule with a Senior Night win over South Carolina and a win over No. 24-ranked North Carolina State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. 


Athlete – Sport – Major

Dylan Allen - Men's Cross Country - Marketing

Jacob Brizendine - Men's Cross Country - Biology

McLean Griffin - Men's Cross Country - Accounting

Patrick Schaefer - Men's Cross Country - Kinesiology

Gabriel Szalay - Men's Cross Country - Economics

Trevor Warren - Men's Cross Country - Economics

Aaron Withrow - Men's Cross Country - Finance

Rachel Boice - Women's Cross Country - Biology

Sophie Carrier - Women's Cross Country - Elementary Education

Rachel Curry - Women's Cross Country - Human Health Sciences

Kaylie Kenne - Women's Cross Country - Human Health Sciences

Kaitlyn Lacy - Women's Cross Country - Accounting

Mallory Liggett - Women's Cross Country - Kinesiology

Lainey McKinley - Women's Cross Country - Kinesiology

Sarah Michels - Women's Cross Country - Journalism

Madisyn Peeples - Women's Cross Country - Elementary Education

Kelli Walsh - Women's Cross Country - Finance

Abule Abadi‐Fitzgerald - Football - Communication

Alexander Bascom - Football - Finance

Richard Bascom - Football - Finance

Zachary Berezowitz - Football - Economics

Jamari Brown - Football - Social Work

Jared Casey - Football - Community and Leadership Development

Yusuf Corker - Football - Economics

Tyler Couch - Football - Sociology

Eli Cox - Football - Integrated Strategic Communication

Jamin Davis – Football - Community and Leadership Development

Patrick Delahunty - Football - Accounting

Taj Dodson - Football - Communication

Max Duffy - Football - Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Braxton Eiserman - Football - Art Studio

Luke Fortner – Football - Mechanical Engineering

Colin Goodfellow – Football - Nursing

Manny Harper – Football - Kinesiology

Collin Hartmann – Football - Economics

Jackson High – Football - Management

Drake Jackson – Football - Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Zach Johnson - Football - Health Promotion

Shawn Lawson - Football - Sociology

Jordan Morrow - Football - Communication

William Nalty – Football - Management

Joshua Paschal - Football - Family Sciences

Chance Poore - Football - Consumer Econ and Family Financial Counseling

Asim Rose Jr. – Football - Community and Leadership Development

Matt Ruffolo - Football - Finance

Nik Scalzo – Football - Marketing

Brett Slusher - Football - Accounting

Sawyer Smith - Football - Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Clevan Thomas Jr. - Football - Kinesiology and Health Promotion

John Varga Jr. - Football - Undeclared

Dillon Wheatley - Football - Agricultural Economics

Quintin Wilson - Football - Management

Jordan Wright - Football - Community and Leadership Development

Landon Young – Football - Agricultural Economics

John Michael Bandy - Men's Soccer - Clinical Leadership and Management

Eythor Bjorgolfsson - Men's Soccer - Marketing

Case Cox - Men's Soccer - Accounting

Kalil ElMedkhar - Men's Soccer - Accounting

Daniel Evans - Men's Soccer - Finance

Enrique Facusse - Men's Soccer - Communication

Luis Grassow - Men's Soccer - Sociology

Cole Guindon - Men's Soccer - Management

Clay Holstad - Men's Soccer - Chemical Engineering

Colin Innes - Men's Soccer - Finance

Leon Jones - Men's Soccer - Chemical Engineering

Brock Lindow - Men's Soccer - Computer Engineering

Aimé Mabika - Men's Soccer - English

Marcel Meinzer - Men's Soccer - Communication

Bailey Rouse - Men's Soccer - Civil Engineering

Robert Screen - Men's Soccer - Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology

Ryan Troutman - Men's Soccer - Management

William Wagner - Men's Soccer - Management

Jansen Wilson - Men's Soccer - Management

Lisa Blankestein - Women's Soccer - Psychology

Marissa Bosco - Women's Soccer - Educational and Counseling Psychology

Cami Dade - Women's Soccer - Marketing

Alexandra Fava - Women's Soccer - Mechanical Engineering

Emily Hahnel - Women's Soccer - Economics

Tatiana Hagan - Women's Soccer - Psychology

Miranda Jimenez - Women's Soccer - Communication

Josephine Knight - Women's Soccer - Psychology

Gretchen Mills - Women's Soccer - Accounting

Madison Rennie - Women's Soccer - Management

Jordyn Rhodes - Women's Soccer - Kinesiology

Hannah Richardson - Women's Soccer - Undeclared

Peyton Rimko - Women's Soccer - Management

Emma Shields - Women's Soccer - Elementary Education

Sarah Siekkinen - Women's Soccer - Civil Engineering

Stephanie Stull - Women's Soccer - Biomedical Engineering

Caroline Trout - Women's Soccer - Finance

Maddie Berezowitz - Volleyball - Finance

Gabrielle Curry – Volleyball - Business Administration

Gabrielle Goddard – Volleyball - Human Health Sciences

Madison Lilley - Volleyball - Integrated Strategic Communication

Kendyl Paris - Volleyball - Kinesiology

Cameron Scheitzach – Volleyball - Kinesiology

Avery Skinner - Volleyball - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Alli Stumler – Volleyball - Elementary Education

Azhani Tealer - Volleyball - Biology

Lauren Tharp – Volleyball - Special Education

In December, 380 Wildcats achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the fall semester, including 109 Cats who reached 4.0 for the semester. That continued UK Athletics’ streak of 17 consecutive semesters with a department-wide GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

UK Athletics supports the academic success of its student-athletes through CATS — the first academic center of its kind dedicated solely to serving student-athletes. CATS is an important component of UK’s Student-Athlete Experience division, launched as a renewal of the department’s commitment to prepare student-athletes to enter life after UK.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.