April 27, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tennessee athletes in men's and women's basketball and men's and women's swimming and diving were rewarded for their achievements in the classroom on Tuesday, as the 2009-10 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll was released by the league office.
The Big Orange tied for the fourth-most recipients with 41 student-athletes capturing the academic honor.
Alabama topped the list with 56 student-athletes on the winter academic roster. Florida was next with 53 winter student-athletes honored. Georgia added 42 student-athletes to the list. Kentucky matched the Vols and Lady Vols with 41 honorees, as well.
The 2009-10 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2009 Spring, Summer and Fall terms and only includes athletes who participate in a winter sport.
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. 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 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.
The complete 2009-10 Winter Academic Honor Roll list of Tennessee recipients follows.
Briana Bass, Undecided
Vicki Baugh, Psychology
Angie Bjorklund, Psychology
Glory Johnson, Undecided
Cait McMahan, Communication Studies
Sydney Smallbone, Marketing
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
James Dabney, Human Resource Management
Jacob Epperson, Undecided
Stephen Fortney, Logistics
Ryan Helms, Undecided
Mattias Kahlin, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Forrest Leary, Logistics
Sean Letsinger, Sport Management
Nolan Morrell, Sport Management
Derek Paul, Undecided
Geoffrey Sanders, Chemical Engineering
Brent Sterling, Undecided
Jordan Walters, Theatre
Scott Wherry, Biomedical Engineering
Christopher Winchell, Marketing
Michael Wright, Studio Art
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
Aleksa Akerfelds, Advertising
Abigail Alton, Undecided
Alexandra Barsanti, Sociology
Jennifer Connolly, Undecided
Bryttany Curran, Psychology
Morgan Farrell, Psychology
Madeline Garrett, Undecided
Katherine Gehring, Marketing
Samara Gelb, Undecided
Carly Mathes, Marketing
Staley McCartney, Social Work
Martina Moravcikova, Global Studies
Brittany Nauta, Communication Studies
Caitlin Perks, Undecided
Jill Pierce, College Scholars
Victoria Richmond, Undecided
Gabrielle Trudeau, Undecided