Student and Academic Life

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

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Photo provided by UK Athletics.

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. 

2020 SEC FALL SPORTS HONOR ROLL

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.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.