UK Places 71 on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 18, 2011) − A total of 71 University of Kentucky student-athletes were named to the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll for their impressive achievements in the classroom, the league office announced Thursday.

Kentucky’s 71 honorees equal the third-highest mark in the league, following South Carolina’s 80 recipients and Alabama’s 74 recipients. Tennessee is tied for third with Kentucky with 71 members named to the honor roll.

The 2011 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2010 summer, 2010 fall and 2011 spring terms.

A total of 630 student-athletes were named to the 2011 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, while a total of 2,583 student-athletes around the league earned academic honor roll recognition in 2010-11.

Each student-athlete eligible for the honor roll must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution, be on scholarship or a letter winner, have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit at the nominating institution, and have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA championship segment.

A complete list of UK honor roll recipients is below:

Name                                      Sport               Major

Dallen Reber                           Baseball          Undergraduate Studies

Matt Reida                              Baseball          Exercise Science

Lucas Witt                               Baseball          Community Communications and Leadership Development

Brandon Knight                       M. Basketball Undergraduate Studies

Jarrod Polson                          M. Basketball Finance

Eloy Vargas                             M. Basketball Community Communications and Leadership Development

Kastine Evans                          W. Basketball Business Management

Jennifer O'Neill                       W. Basketball Exercise Science

Tyler Brause                            Football           Exercise Science

Joseph Mansour                      Football           Undergraduate Studies

Tyler Robinson                        Football           Undergraduate Studies

Avery Williamson                    Football           Undergraduate Studies

Matthew Anderson                 M. Golf            Economics

Stephen Powers                      M. Golf            Marketing

Liz Breed                                 W. Golf            Journalism

Karissa Carpenter                   Gymnastics      Exercise Science

Audrey Harrison                      Gymnastics      Undergraduate Studies

Kayla Hartley                          Gymnastics      Undergraduate Studies

Paige Krall                               Gymnastics      Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles

Kayla Sienkowski                     Gymnastics      Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles

Dayna Ferguson                      Rifle                 French

Emily Holsopple                      Rifle                 Biology

Henri Junghanel                      Rifle                 Mechanical Engineering

Ed Ryznar                                Rifle                 Mechanical Engineering

Sam Brooks                             M. Soccer        Psychology

Craig Heard                            M. Soccer        Civil Engineering

Nick McGregor                       M. Soccer        Marketing

Tyler Riggs                              M. Soccer        Mechanical Engineering

Kayla King                               W. Soccer        Agricultural Biotechnology

Lisa McKay Kirkland                W. Soccer        Psychology

Danielle Krohn                        W. Soccer        Elementary Education

Kacie Kumar                            W. Soccer        Marketing

Allison Lonneman                   W. Soccer        Biology

Taylor Parker                          W. Soccer        Linguistics

Natalie Starr                           W. Soccer        Nursing

Ashley VanLandingham          W. Soccer        Biology

Ginny Carroll                           Softball            Human Nutrition

Emily Gaines                           Softball            Undergraduate Studies

Emily Jolly                               Softball            Hospitality Management

Aubrey Lamar                         Softball            Kinesiology

Krystal Smith                           Softball            Finance

Ellen Weaver                          Softball            Biology

John Eubanks                           M. Swimming Exercise Science

Greg Ferrucci                          M. Swimming Undergraduate Studies

Blake Freeman                        M. Swimming Biology

Will Heidler                             M. Swimming Chemistry

Luke Iannuzzi                           M. Swimming Undergraduate Studies

Zack Peterson                         M. Swimming Exercise Science

Jake Thomas                           M. Swimming Undergraduate Studies

Cassie Brueckbauer                W. Swimming Marketing

Clark Cromer                          W. Swimming Undergraduate Studies

Megan Haynes                        W. Swimming Biology

Marisa McGlynn                     W. Swimming Marketing

Kelly Titus                                W. Swimming Undergraduate Studies

Kristen Wilson                         W. Swimming Finance

Samantha Wright                    W. Swimming Exercise Science

Panav Jha                                M. Tennis        Business Management

Khristina Blajkevitch               W. Tennis        Communication

Meredith Morrow                   W. Tennis        Human Nutrition

Jessica Stiles                            W. Tennis        Marketing

Marni Venter                          W. Tennis        Biology

Stacey Eden                             M. Track          Finance

Adam Kahleifeh                      M. Track          Human Nutrition

Anna Bostrom                         W. Track          Psychology

Michelle Canterna                  W. Track          Exercise Science

Julie Nunn                               W. Track          Exercise Science

Allison Peare                           W. Track          Middle School Education

Taylor Wendler                       W. Track          Accounting

Ashley Frazier                         Volleyball        Marketing

Jessi Greenberg                      Volleyball        Integrated Strategic Communication

Elizabeth Koberstein               Volleyball        Undergraduate Studies


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