UK Places 53 on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

July 2, 2009

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A total of 53 University of Kentucky student-athletes have been named to the 2009 Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced Wednesday.

Kentucky’s 53 honorees marked the third consecutive year that UK has placed at least 50 members on the annual SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Women’s track led the way with 17 selections, followed by men’s track (eight), softball (seven), baseball (six), men’s golf (six), men’s tennis (four), women’s tennis (three) and women’s golf (two).

In the spring of 2008, UK placed 58 on the honor roll, led by baseball with 17 selections and women’s track with 12 honorees. During the spring of 2007, Kentucky had a total of 57 honorees, including 14 from baseball and 12 from men’s track. In 2006, 47 UK student-athletes were named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

The SEC also awards student-athletes with the 2008-09 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll and 45 Kentucky student-athletes were tabbed to the list, highlighted by 13 in men’s swimming and 12 in women’s swimming.

The 2009 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2008 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. In order to be eligible a student-athlete must (1) 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.