90 Wildcats on SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2020) — A total of 90 Kentucky Wildcat student-athletes earned a place on the 2020 Southeastern Conference Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll, announced last week by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.

UK had 23 baseball players on the list, most from any school in the league in that sport. In addition, UK had seven athletes from men’s golf, six from women’s golf, 13 softball players, three men’s tennis players, four from women’s tennis, 13 men’s track and field athletes and 21 from women’s track and field. The SEC spring honor roll is based on grades from the 2019 Summer, 2019 Fall and 2020 Spring terms.

Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern 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. Among other criteria, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or above for either the preceding academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above at the nominating institution.  

Kentucky – Sport – Major

Carson Coleman – Baseball – integrated strategic communication

TJ Collett – Baseball – communication

Braxton Cottongame – Baseball – undeclared

Elliott Curtis – Baseball – psychology

Breydon Daniel – Baseball – communication

Cole Daniels – Baseball – community and leadership development

Alexander Degen – Baseball – social work

William Gambino – Baseball – management

Trae Harmon – Baseball – marketing

Daniel Harper – Baseball – management

Mason Hazelwood – Baseball – elementary education

Cameron Hill – Baseball – community and leadership development

Tanner Holen – Baseball – kinesiology

Brendan Hord – Baseball – civil engineering

Ben Jordan – Baseball – communication

Coltyn Kessler – Baseball – communication

Trip Lockhart – Baseball – communication

Dillon Marsh – Baseball – accounting

Justin Olson – Baseball – communication

James Ramsey – Baseball – communication

Hunter Rigsby – Baseball – undeclared

Austin Schultz – Baseball – communication

Jaren Shelby – Baseball – communication

Jacob Cook – Men's Golf – management

Alex Goff – Men's Golf – finance

Allen Hamilton – Men's Golf – economics

Jay Kirchdorfer – Men's Golf – management

Matt Liston – Men's Golf – finance

Zach Norris – Men's Golf – finance

Garrett Wood – Men's Golf – management

Ryan Bender – Women's Golf – marketing

Josephine Chang – Women's Golf – biology, kinesiology

Sarah Fite – Women's Golf – kinesiology

Rikke Svejgård Nielsen – Women's Golf – agricultural and medical biotechnology

Casey Ott – Women's Golf – psychology

Sarah Shipley – Women's Golf – integrated strategic communication

Renee Abernathy – Softball – human health sciences

Grace Baalman – Softball – art studio

Jaci Babbs – Softball – mathematical economics

Emma Boitnott – Softball – neuroscience

Autumn Humes – Softball – kinesiology

Lauren Johnson – Softball – integrated strategic communication

Mikayla Kowalik – Softball – finance

Alexandria Martens – Softball – integrated strategic communication

Mallory Peyton – Softball – human health sciences

Meghan Schorman – Softball – marketing

Tatum Spangler – Softball – animal sciences

Larissa Spellman – Softball – management

Bailey Vick – Softball – accounting

Cesar Bourgois – Men's Tennis – marketing

Ying-Ze Chen – Men's Tennis – economics

Jonathan Sorbo – Men's Tennis – management

Lesedi Jacobs – Women's Tennis – accounting

Akvile Parazinskaite – Women's Tennis – diplomacy and international commerce

Anastasia Tkachenko – Women's Tennis – management

Diana Tkachenko – Women's Tennis – management

Dylan Allen – Men's Track and Field – marketing

Cole Dowdy – Men's Track and Field – biology

Tanner Dowdy – Men's Track and Field – political science, finance

Joseph Jardine – Men's Track and Field – marketing

Matthew Peare – Men's Track and Field – communication

Jacob Smith – Men's Track and Field – journalism

Joshua Sobota – Men's Track and Field – management

Dwight St. Hillaire – Men's Track and Field – communication

Gabriel Szalay – Men's Track and Field – marketing

Matthew Thomas – Men's Track and Field – marketing, finance

Trevor Warren – Men's Track and Field – economics

Benjamin Young – Men's Track and Field – mathematical economics, accounting

Lincoln Young – Men's Track and Field – digital media design

Nicole Bagby – Women's Track and Field – psychology

Celera Barnes – Women's Track and Field – kinesiology

Perri Bockrath – Women's Track and Field – psychology

Rachel Boice – Women's Track and Field – biology

Riley Caudill – Women's Track and Field – kinesiology

Alison D’Alessandro – Women's Track and Field – mathematics

Ellen Ekholm – Women's Track and Field – marketing

Nicole Fautsch – Women's Track and Field – marketing, psychology

Carly Hinkle – Women's Track and Field – animal sciences

Kaitlyn Lacy – Women's Track and Field – accounting

Molly Leppelmeier – Women's Track and Field – computer science

Mallory Liggett – Women's Track and Field – kinesiology

Lainey McKinley – Women's Track and Field – kinesiology

Sara Michels – Women's Track and Field – journalism

Janie O’Connor – Women's Track and Field – family sciences

Madisyn Peeples – Women's Track and Field – elementary education

Masai Russell – Women's Track and Field – communication

Caitlin Shepard – Women's Track and Field – kinesiology

Abby Steiner – Women's Track and Field – kinesiology

Kelli Walsh – Women's Track and Field – finance

Kamilah Williams – Women's Track and Field – journalism

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