Kentucky Leads 2008-09 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Jan. 29, 2009

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A total of 60 University of Kentucky student-athletes - more than any team in the league - were named to the 2008-09 Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive has announced.

UK had 31 student-athletes from the football team, nine from men's soccer, 14 from women's soccer and six from volleyball earn a spot on the honor roll.  The 31 football players is second-most in school history, just two shy of the mark of 33 set in 2002.
The 2008-09 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2008 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

(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.

University of Kentucky  Sport     Year       Major
Jess Beets           Football                Senior   Sociology
Ross Bogue         Football                Senior   Community Communications & Leadership Development
Marcus Davis     Football                Junior    Pre-Journalism
Brad Durham     Football                Sophomore        Agricultural Economics
Daryl Faulkner   Football                Junior    Kinesiology—Exercise Science
Antwane Glenn                Football                Sophomore        Pre-Computer Engineering
Ahmad Grigsby Football                Senior   Social Work
Brad Hart             Football                Senior   Finance; Minor: Political Science
J.J. Helton           Football                Junior    Community Communications & Leadership Development
Stuart Hines       Football                Sophomore        Pre-Finance
J.J. Housley         Football                Senior   Pharmacy
Ventrell Jenkins                Football                Senior   Social Work
Matt Lentz          Football                Sophomore        Pre-Management
Ricky Lumpkin   Football                Junior    Community Communications & Leadership Development
Dicky Lyons, Jr.  Football                Senior   Community Communications & Leadership Development
Tim Masthay             Football                Senior   Economics; Minor: History
Robbie McAtee                Football                Senior   Sociology Public Administration
Luke McDermott              Football                Sophomore        Pre-Integrated Strategic Communications
Greg Meisner    Football                Sophomore        Kinesiology—Exercise Science
Josh Minton       Football                Junior    Community Communications & Leadership Development
Shomari Moore                Football                Senior   Family & Consumer Sciences
Austin Moss       Football                Senior   Marketing
Billy Joe Murphy               Football                Sophomore        Kinesiology
A.J. Nance           Football                Junior    Pre-Marketing
Nii Adjei Oninku               Football                Senior   Human Nutrition
Corey Peters      Football                Junior    Secondary Education—Social Studies
Tyler Sargent     Football                Sophomore        Biology
Michael Schwindel          Football                Senior   Mechanical Engineering
Alfonso Smith    Football                Senior   Community Communications & Leadership Development
Taiedo Smith      Football                Sophomore        Psychology
Brandon Thurmond        Football                Junior    Agricultural Economics
Reid Baker          M. Soccer            Senior   Finance
Tyler Burns         M. Soccer            Sophomore        Pre-Finance
Lucas Carden     M. Soccer            Junior    Psychology
Tim Crone           M. Soccer            Junior    Finance
George Davis     M. Soccer            Junior    Pre-Management
Jason Griffiths   M. Soccer            Junior    Kinesiology—Exercise Science
Chad Hagerty     M. Soccer            Junior    Kinesiology—Exercise Science
David Lara           M. Soccer            Senior   Psychology
Masumi Turnbull              M. Soccer            Senior   Kinesiology—Exercise Science
Samantha Au     W. Soccer            Sophomore        Pre-Chemical Engineering
Alicia Browning W. Soccer            Sophomore        Biology
Katie Fahey        W. Soccer            Junior    Integrated Strategic Communications;
Tara Herold         W. Soccer            Senior   Marketing & Management
Sydney Hiance  W. Soccer            Sophomore        Elementary Education
Nicola Holdsworth           W. Soccer            Senior   Psychology
Kate Hughes      W. Soccer            Senior   Management
Julie Hull              W. Soccer            Junior    Biology
Stefani Kildare   W. Soccer            Junior    Pre-Integrated Strategic Communications
Kristin Kover      W. Soccer            Senior   Merchandising Apparel & Textiles & Integrated Strategic Communications
Kelly Miller          W. Soccer            Sophomore        Kinesiology—Exercise Science
Laura Novikoff  W. Soccer            Sophomore        Kinesiology—Health Sciences
Ashley Stack       W. Soccer            Junior    Biology
Rachel Ulrich      W. Soccer            Senior   Anthropology; Minor: Russian
Ann Armes         Volleyball            Sophomore        Dietetics
Brooke Bartek   Volleyball            Sophomore        Integrated Strategic Communications
Lauren Rapp       Volleyball            Sophomore        Elementary Education
Sarah Rumely    Volleyball            Junior    Kinesiology—Exercise Science
BriAnne Sauer   Volleyball            Junior    Elementary Education
Laura Stokowski               Volleyball            Sophomore        Accounting