VB Places Seven on SEC Fall Honor Roll

Jan. 30, 2014


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A total of seven volleyball student-athletes have been named to the SEC Fall Honor Roll, the conference office announced Thursday.

Recent graduate Whitney Heeres and senior Ellen Mullins, along with juniors Nikki Brice and Brooke Speyerer, sophomores Megan Hatcher and Ashlyn Sunseri, and freshman Jamie Lea were all named to the list.

Heeres recorded a 4.0 GPA for her final semester of college during Fall 2013, while Hatcher was recently recognized as the Lady Vol Academic Achiever of the Game at the Dec. 17 women's basketball game.

Tennessee had a total of 52 student-athletes on the SEC Fall Honor Roll from football, soccer and volleyball.

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.





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