Student and Academic Life

UK Has 78 Student-Athletes on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 18, 2018) Student-athletes at the University of Kentucky combined to earn a total of 78 spots on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll, the league announced recently. 

Kentucky was fourth overall for having the most student-athletes on the list. UK had the most honorees in the sport of baseball (19), while tying for the top spot in women’s basketball (four) and gymnastics (five).

The 2017-18 First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2017 summer and fall terms, along with the 2018 spring term. A student-athlete must have a 3.0 grade-point average for the entire year to earn a place on the honor roll. 

The number of students on the first-year honor roll continues a cascade of good academic news and bodes well for the continued long-term success of UK student-athletes.

  • UK athletes have a composite grade-point average above 3.0 for 12 consecutive semesters.
  • UK has never incurred a penalty in the 14-year history of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate.
  • UK athletes have broken or tied the school record for graduation rate every year since the NCAA established that statistic in 2005.

Kentucky representatives:

Student-Athlete – Sport – Major

Ben Aklinski – baseball – communication

Troy Black – baseball – communication

Trey Dawson – baseball – business management

Brad Dobzanski – baseball – kinesiology

Zach Haake – baseball – communication

Spencer Harbert – baseball – kinesiology

Daniel Harper – baseball – business management

Garrett Hastings – baseball – finance

Cameron Hill – baseball – community and leadership development

Ryan Johnson – baseball – communication

Tanner Johnson – baseball – business management

Ben Jordan – baseball – biology

Coltyn Kessler – baseball – communication

Trip Lockhart – baseball – communication

Grant Macciocchi – baseball – communication

Austin Marozas – baseball – business management

Andrew Miller – baseball – communication

Alex Rodriguez – baseball – communication

Ryan Shinn – baseball – communication

Jemarl Baker – men's basketball – undeclared/College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Jarred Vanderbilt – men's basketball – undeclared/College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Dorie Harrison – women's basketball – business management; marketing

KeKe McKinney – women's basketball – psychology

Kameron Roach – women's basketball – kinesiology

Tatyana Wyatt – women's basketball – biology

Alexander Mortimer – men's cross country – finance

Brooke Nohilly – women's cross country – family sciences

Madisyn Peeples – women's cross country – kinesiology

Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald – football – undeclared/College of Arts and Sciences

Yusuf Corker – football – economics

Joshua Paschal – football – undeclared/College of Arts and Sciences

Clevan Thomas Jr. – football – community and leadership development

Zach Norris – men's golf – finance

Leonie Bettel – women's golf – civil engineering

Claire Cameron – women's golf – communication

Madison Averett – gymnastics – undeclared/ College of Fine Arts

Mackenzie Harman – gymnastics – kinesiology

Katherine Marianos – gymnastics – business management; marketing

Megan Monfredi – gymnastics – kinesiology

Allison Snyder – gymnastics – agricultural and medical biotechnology

Henrik Larsen – rifle – kinesiology

Hailee Sigmon – rifle – career and technical education

Nick Blassou – men's soccer – chemistry

Kalil Elmedkhar – men's soccer – undeclared/Gatton College of Business and Economics

Enrique Facusse – men's soccer – business management

Luis Hernandez – men's soccer – computer science

Leon Jones – men's soccer – chemical engineering

Bailey Rouse – men's soccer – civil engineering

Taya Edwards – women's soccer – nursing

Yuuka Kurosaki – women's soccer – undeclared/College of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Lazo – women's soccer – integrated strategic communication

Eva Mitchell – women's soccer – marketing

Caroline Newland – women's soccer – nursing

Sophie Stewart-Hobbs – women's soccer – undeclared/Gatton College of Business and Economics

Grace Baalman – softball – art studio

Autumn Humes – softball – kinesiology

Lauren Johnson – softball – integrated strategic communication

Mallory Peyton – softball – undeclared/College of Health Sciences

Andrew Huenniger – men's swimming and diving – community and leadership development

Chase Lane – men's swimming and diving – kinesiology

Daniel Orcutt – men's swimming and diving – business management

Hank Siefert – men's swimming and diving – undeclared/Gatton College of Business and Economics

Nicholas Smith – men's swimming and diving – business management

Bailey Bonnett – women's swimming and diving – elementary education

Lauren Denham – women's swimming and diving – marketing

Lauren Edelman – women's swimming and diving – business management

Jaida Garrett – women's swimming and diving – psychology

Hayley Griesser – women's swimming and diving – communication sciences and disorders

Jaclyn Hill – women's swimming and diving – kinesiology

Olivia Huffman – women's swimming and diving – psychology

Payton Neff – women's swimming and diving – psychology

Matthew Peare – men's track and field – communication

Jelani Walker – men's track and field – chemistry

Celera Barnes – women's track and field – kinesiology

Alison D'Alessandro – women's Track and Field – mathematics; psychology

Carly Hinkle – women's track and field – animal sciences

Gabby Curry – volleyball – business management

Madison Lilley – volleyball – integrated strategic communication

Kendyl Paris – volleyball – kinesiology

Avery Skinner – volleyball – communication sciences and disorders

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