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Wildcats Place 64 on SEC Academic Honor Roll

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 1, 2011) - A total of 64 University of Kentucky student-athletes were named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll for spring sports, the league office has announced.

The women’s track and field team led the way for Kentucky, posting 13 student-athletes on the honor roll, while the baseball team earned 12 honorees. The softball had 11 student-athletes on the honor roll, while men’s track and field had 10, men’s golf had seven, women’s golf had five and men’s and women’s tennis had three members each.

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

Any student-athlete who participates in a conference championship sport or a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution’s NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the academic honor roll. The following criteria should be followed: (1) A student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above for either the preceding academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution. (2) If a student-athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average during the summer academic term must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the academic honor roll. (3) Student-athletes eligible for the honor roll include those receiving an athletics scholarship, recipients of an athletics award (i.e., letter winner), and nonscholarship student-athletes who have been on a varsity team for two seasons. (4) Prior to being nominated, a student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of non-remedial academic credit toward a baccalaureate degree at the nominating institution. (5) The student-athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.

A complete list of UK honor roll recipients is below.

Brian Adams                           Baseball          Finance

T.J. Daugherty                        Baseball          Mathematical Economics

Braden Kapteyn                      Baseball          Community Communications and

                                                                        Leadership Development

Mike Kaczmarek                     Baseball          Communication

Sam Kidd                                Baseball          Physics

Luke Maile                              Baseball          Communication

Thomas McCarthy                  Baseball          Psychology

Alex Meyer                              Baseball          Community Communications and

                                                                        Leadership Development

Alex Phillips                             Baseball          Sociology

Micheal Thomas                      Baseball          Exercise Science

Tyler Townsend                       Baseball          Communication

Chad Wright                             Baseball          Business Management

Joe Barr                                    M. Golf            Communication

Brian Belden                             M. Golf             Family Science

Seth Blann                                M. Golf            Communication

Chase Carpenter                      M. Golf            Finance

Mads Kristensen                       M. Golf            Business Management

Cody Martin                              M. Golf             Business Management/Accounting

Alex Volpenhein                       M. Golf              Communication

Betsie Johnson                         W. Golf            Elementary Education

Louise Ljungstedt                      W. Golf            Marketing

Heather Lott                              W. Golf            Biology

Laura McGehee                        W. Golf            Marketing

Megan Moir                               W. Golf            Accounting/Marketing

Macy Allen                                Softball            Exercise Science

Meagan Aull                             Softball            Biology

Brittany Cervantes                    Softball            Journalism

Samantha DeMartine               Softball            Health Promotion

Kara Dill                                   Softball            Exercise Science

Ashleigh Gustafson                 Softball            Special Education

Alice O'Brien                           Softball            Marketing

Rachel Riley                            Softball            Biology

Annie Rowlands                      Softball            Special Education

Erika Silence                           Softball            Special Education

Megan Yocke                          Softball            Exercise Science

Brad Cox                                 M. Tennis        Communication

Matt Davis                               M. Tennis        Computer Engineering

Chris Leeper                            M. Tennis        Family Science

Megan Broderick                     W. Tennis        Journalism

Lauren Meier                           W. Tennis        Marketing

Nicole Scates                          W. Tennis        Accounting

Thomas Canary                       M. Track          Business Management

Trent Halasek                          M. Track          Accounting

Colin Heenan                           M. Track          History

Kyron Joseph                           M. Track          Telecommunications

John Luttrell                              M. Track          Accounting

Walter Luttrell                           M. Track          Nutrition and Food Science

Cody Miller                               M. Track          Exercise Science

Josh Nadzam                           M. Track          Social Work/Sociology

Luis Orta                                  M. Track          International Studies and Spanish

Sharif Webb                             M. Track          Journalism

Katy Achtien                             W. Track          Nursing

Mary Angell                              W. Track          Exercise Science

Ke'Undra Bishop                     W. Track           Community Communications and

                                                                         Leadership Development

Shelby Kennard                       W. Track          Psychology

Cally Macumber                       W. Track          Integrated Strategic Communication

Ashley Mills-Newby                  W. Track          Integrated Strategic Communication

Chelsea Oswald                       W. Track          Biology

Lindsay Petri                             W. Track          Exercise Science

Shiara Robinson                       W. Track          Business Management/Marketing

Heather Smith                           W. Track          Psychology/Sociology

Jenny Svoboda                         W. Track          Exercise Science

Hiruni Wijayaratne                    W. Track          Integrated Strategic Communication

Megan Wright                           W. Track          Integrated Strategic Communication


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