Kentucky Places 92 on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 29, 2017) Student-athletes from all of the University of Kentucky's spring teams combined to earn a total of 92 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Monday.

UK had the fourth-most honorees in the conference. Kentucky placed a league-best 21 baseball players on the list. UK also placed in the top three in softball (12), women’s tennis (6) and women’s golf (7).

A total of 1,245 student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll. The 2016-17 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2016 summer and fall terms. It includes the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s golf, softball and men’s and women’s track & field.

Any student-athlete who participates in an SEC 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 will 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 non-scholarship 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.

UK Honorees

Baseball (21)

Luke Becker, Baseball, Agricultural Economics

Marcus Carson, Baseball, Communication

Kole Cottam, Baseball, Exercise Science

Marshall Gei, Baseball, Physics

Jake Hamilton, Baseball, Psychology

Connor Heady, Baseball, Communication

Sean Hjelle, Baseball, Secondary Education ‐ Social Studies Education

Austin Keen, Baseball, Biology

Zeke Lewis, Baseball, Arts Administration

Justin Lewis, Baseball, Communication

Zach Logue, Baseball, Chemical Engineering

Riley Mahan, Baseball, Communication

Tyler Marshall, Baseball, Communication

Gunnar McNeill, Baseball, Communication

Tristan Pompey, Baseball, Communication

Zach Pop, Baseball, Finance

Zachary Reks, Baseball, Mechanical Engineering

Logan Salow, Baseball, Exercise Science

Troy Squires, Baseball, Communication

Evan White, Baseball, Integrated Strategic Communication

Storm Wilson, Baseball, MBA


Men’s Golf (7)

Lukas Euler, M Golf, Finance

Chip McDaniel, M Golf, Accounting

Chris Meuth, M Golf, Economics

Fred Allen Meyer, M Golf, Business Management

Cooper Musselman, M Golf, Communication

Fadhli Soetarso, M Golf, Finance

Stephen Stallings, M Golf, Economics


Women’s Golf (7)

Claire Carlin, W Golf, Hospitality, Management and Tourism

Jordan Chael, W Golf, Psychology

Zoe Collins, W Golf, Chemical Engineering

Isabelle Johansson, W Golf, Communication

Megan Kinney, W Golf, Integrated Strategic Communication

Grace Rose, W Golf, Special Education ‐ Learning and Behavior Disorders

Ale Walker, W Golf, Management/Marketing


Softball (12)

Abbey Cheek, Softball, Community and Leadership Development

Kelsee Henson, Softball, Marketing

Brooklin Hinz, Softball, Accounting/Finance

Hannah Huffman, Softball, Dietetics

Madison Kearschner, Softball, Chemical Engineering

Meagan Prince, Softball, Agriculture Medical Biotechnology

Sarah Rainwater, Softball, Integrated Strategic Communication

Breanne Ray, Softball, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Katie Reed, Softball, Exercise Science/Human Health Sciences/Business Management

Erin Rethlake, Softball, Special Education ‐ Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Jenny Schaper, Softball, Communication/Psychology

Shannon Smith, Softball, Exercise Science/Business Management


Men’s Tennis (5)

Gus Benson, M Tennis, Human Nutrition

Nils Ellefsen, M Tennis, Economics

Beck Pennington, M Tennis, Communication

Jake Stefanik, M Tennis, Communication

Trey Yates, M Tennis, Information Communication Technology


Women’s Tennis (6)

Mami Adachi, W Tennis, Hospitality Management and Tourism/Accounting

Morgan Chumney, W Tennis, Marketing

Emily Fanning, W Tennis, Dietetics

Justina Mikulskyte, W Tennis, Hospitality Management and Tourism

Akvile Parazinskaite, W Tennis, International Studies

Aldila Sutjiadi, W Tennis, Mathematical Economics


Men’s Track & Field (17)

Logan Bryer, M Track & Field, Clinical Leadership and Management

Noah Castle, M Track & Field, History

David Cline, M Track & Field, Biosystems Engineering

Fred Dorsey, M Track & Field, Clinical Leadership and Management

Gabe Harm, M Track & Field, Economics

Nikolas Huffman, M Track & Field, Exercise Science

Ian Jones, M Track & Field, Human Health Sciences

Tim Layten, M Track & Field, Journalism

Xaivier McAllister, M Track & Field, Community and Leadership Development

Kendall Muhammad, M Track & Field, Human Health Sciences

Ini Oye, M Track & Field, Information Communication Technology

Ethan Shalaway, M Track & Field, Community and Leadership Development

Daniel Southard, M Track & Field, Marketing

Jacob Thomson, M Track & Field, Accounting/Finance

William Walker, M Track & Field, Integrated Strategic Communication

Caleb Wilt, M Track & Field, Human Health Sciences

Ben Young, M Track & Field, Mathematical Economics

Sarah Blake, W Track & Field, Exercise Science


Women’s Track & Field (18)

Aundrea Busse, W Track & Field, Human Nutrition

Avery Bussjager, W Track & Field, Biology

Destiny Carter, W Track & Field, Community and Leadership Development

Olivia Gruver, W Track & Field, Special Education ‐ Learning &Behavior Disorders

Amy Hansen, W Track & Field, Animal Sciences

Precious Hitchcock, W Track & Field, Community and Leadership Development

Katy Kunc, W Track & Field, Economics/Marketing

Caroline McCaslin, W Track & Field, Biology

Michelle McKinney, W Track & Field, Human Nutrition

Devynn Miller, W Track & Field, Mathematics

Whitney O’Bryan, W Track & Field, Biology

Javianne Oliver, W Track & Field, Public Health

Tia Robinson, W Track & Field, Biology

Sha’Keela Saunders, W Track & Field, Family Sciences

Kiah Seymour, W Track & Field, Master of Science ‐ Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Brandi Walker, W Track & Field, Animal Sciences

Jill Weston, W Track & Field, Accounting/Mathematical Economics