July 10, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Seven Tennessee baseball players were named to the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll, Thursday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. The seven baseball players join a total of 82 University of Tennessee athletes named to the SEC Spring Honor Roll this year.
"What a great honor for seven of our players and for our program," said Volunteers Head Coach Dave Serrano. "All of these guys along with the majority of last year's team exemplified what student athletes are about. I'm so proud of all of these young men for how they are representing our program."
Following the 2014 Spring semester, the Tennessee baseball program maintained a 3.00 GPA, reaching the 3.0 threshold for the first time in its history. While doing so, the Volunteers witnessed senior pitchers Dalton Saberhagen and Nick Williams graduate and receive degrees from the university.
The 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll is based upon grades from the 2013 Summer, 2013 Fall and 2014 Spring terms.
The seven Tennessee baseball Honor Roll honorees include:
Derek Lance - Baseball - Kinesiology
Andrew Lee - Baseball - Kinesiology
Eric Martin - Baseball - Supply Chain Management
Dalton Saberhagen - Baseball - Communication Studies
Nick Williams - Baseball - Supply Chain Management
A.J. Simcox - Baseball - Sport Management
Trevor Charpie - Baseball - Psychology
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.