LEXINGTON, Ky. – Student-athletes at the University of Kentucky combined to earn a total of 91 spots on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Thursday. Kentucky was second overall for having the most student-athletes on the list. UK had the most honorees in the sports of women’s basketball (five) and men’s swimming (11) while tying for the most in the league in men’s basketball (four) and softball (seven).The 2015-16 First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades form the 2015 summer and fall terms, along with the 2016 spring term. A student-athlete must have a 3.0 grade-point average to earn a place on the honor roll. The number of students on the first-year honor roll bodes well for the continued long-term academic success of UK Athletics.
- UK athletes have a composite grade-point average above 3.0 for eight consecutive semesters
- UK has never incurred a penalty in the 12-year history of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate
- UK athletes have broken or tied the school record for graduation rate every year since the NCAA established that statistic in 2005