80 UK Student-Athletes Earn SEC Academic Honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2016)  Student-athletes from the University of Kentucky's spring sports teams combined to earn a total of 80 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Wednesday. 

Kentucky had 20 honorees in baseball, more than any other school in the league in that sport. In addition, UK had six from men’s golf, six from women’s golf, 12 in softball, five in men’s tennis, five in women’s tennis, 14 in men’s track and field and 12 in women’s track and field.


The 2015-16 spring SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades form the 2015 summer and fall terms, along with the 2016 spring term. Among other qualifications, a student-athlete must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or above for either the preceding academic year or career at that institution. Prior to being nominated, a student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours toward a degree at the nominating institution. 

Kentucky representatives:

Student-Athlete              Sport                                   Major

Zach Arnold                      Baseball                               Communication

Dustin Beggs                    Baseball                               Integrated Strategic Communication

Zack Brown                      Baseball                               Accounting

Marcus Carson                 Baseball                               Communication

Kyle Cody                         Baseball                               Communication

Dylan Dwyer                     Baseball                               Communication

Marshall Gei                     Baseball                               Physics/Chemistry

Dorian Hairston                Baseball                               English

Jake Hamilton                  Baseball                               Biology

Connor Heady                 Baseball                               Communication

Zach Logue                     Baseball                               Chemical Engineering

Riley Mahan                    Baseball                               Communication

Trey Miller                       Baseball                               Integrated Strategic Communication

Zach Pop                        Baseball                               Finance

Logan Salow                   Baseball                               Exercise Science

Troy Squires                   Baseball                               Communication

Zach Strecker                 Baseball                               Finance/Accounting

Evan White                     Baseball                               Integrated Strategic Communication

Bo Wilson                       Baseball                               Mechanical Engineering

Storm Wilson                  Baseball                               Business Management

Fred Allen Meyer            M Golf                                  Business Management

Harrison Greenberry       M Golf                                  Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles

Chip McDaniel                 M Golf                                  Accounting

Chris Meuth                     M Golf                                  Economics

Cooper Musselman         M Golf                                  Communication

Stephen Stallings            M Golf                                  Economics

Cylia Damerau                W Golf                                  Communication/Psychology

Anna Hack                      W Golf                                  Special Education

Sarah Harris                   W Golf                                  Integrated Strategic Communication

Isabelle Johansson         W Golf                                  Undergraduate Studies

Megan Kinney                W Golf                                  Integrated Strategic Communication

Ale Walker                      W Golf                                  Business Management/Marketing

Brooklin Hinz                  Softball                                 Accounting

Stephanie Martino          Softball                                 Human Health Sciences

Kelsey Nunley                 Softball                                Community and Leadership Development/Leadership Studies/Communication

Meagan Prince                Softball                                Agricultural Biotechnology

Breanne Ray                   Softball                                Communication Sciences and Disorders

Erin Rethlake                   Softball                                Special Education

Nikki Sagermann             Softball                                Elementary Education

Sylver Samuel                 Softball                                Integrated Strategic Communication

Ansley Smith                   Softball                                Integrated Strategic Communication

Shannon Smith               Softball                                Kinesiology

Maisie Steed                   Softball                                Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Christian Stokes              Softball                                Kinesiology

Gus Benson                    M Tennis                              Agricultural Biotechnology/Chemical Engineering

Nils Ellefsen                    M Tennis                              Economics

Beck Pennington            M Tennis                              Communication

Jake Stefanik                  M Tennis                              Communication

Trey Yates                      M Tennis                              Information Communication Technology

Mami Adachi                  W Tennis                              Hospitality, Management and Tourism

Kate Lanier                    W Tennis                              Marketing

Kirsten Lewis                 W Tennis                              Exercise Science

Nadia Ravita                  W Tennis                              Finance/Business Management

Aldila Sutjiadi                 W Tennis                              Mathematical Economics

Zack Beavin                   M Track and Field                Mechanical Engineering

James Brown                 M Track and Field                Agricultural Biotechnology

Logan Bryer                   M Track and Field               Clinical Leadership and Management

David Cline                     M Track and Field               Biosystems Engineering

Fred Dorsey                   M Track and Field               Clinical Leadership and Management

Spencer Hrycay             M Track and Field                Exercise Science

Nikolas Huffman             M Track and Field               Exercise Science

Michael Iacofano            M Track and Field               Mechanical Engineering

Ian Jones                        M Track and Field               Exercise Science

Tim Layten                      M Track and Field               Journalism

Naija Omari                     M Track and Field               Exercise Science

Victor Oye                       M Track and Field               Information Technology

Ryan Polman                  M Track and Field               Biology

Sean Willard                   M Track and Field                Accounting

Aundrea Busse              W Track and Field                Nutrition/Kinesiology

Ariah Graham                W Track and Field                Community and Leadership Development

Cassidy Hale                  W Track and Field                Exercise Science

Amy Hansen                  W Track and Field                Animal Sciences/Biological Sciences

Katy Kunc                      W Track and Field                Economics/Marketing

Caroline McCaslin          W Track and Field                Biology

Michelle McKinney         W Track and Field                Human Nutrition

Whitney O’Bryan            W Track and Field                Biology

Javianne Oliver              W Track and Field                Biology/Nursing

Daje Pugh                      W Track and Field                Exercise Science

Brandi Walker                W Track and Field                 Animal Sciences

Jill Weston                     W Track and Field                 Mathematical Economics



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