24 Swimmers and Divers Named to SEC Honor Roll

April 26, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After recording one of the best fall academic semesters in program history, the University of Kentucky swimming and diving teams continued to pile on the accolades, as UK tabbed 24 swimmers and divers to the Southeastern Conference Winter Honor Roll, the SEC office and commissioner Mike Slive announced Wednesday. 

“I’m very proud of this group,” UK head coach Gary Conelly said. “They have shown that they are strong competitors in the pool and the classroom.  They are all hard workers and well deserving of this honor.”

In the fall academic session, the Wildcats claimed 10 athletes with a 4.0 grade-point average, and an additional 30 student-athletes who posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In total, 41 student-athletes on the roster claimed a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Also in the fall, both the men's and women's teams recorded GPAs that averaged over 3.0, with the men posting a mark of 3.03, and the women taking claim to a 3.34 average GPA.

A total of 398 athletes from the SEC were given the prestigious honor. Kentucky had the fourth-most representatives on the list with 43 members being selected to the team.

The swimming and diving representatives were:

John Bullock – Finance/Business Management

Greg Ferrucci – Kinesiology/Exercise Science

John Fox – Political Science

Blake Freeman – Biology

Travis Green – Biology

William Heidler – Chemistry

Luke Iannuzzi – Biology

Jonathan Keltner – Finance/Business Management

Pat Kemme – Family Sciences

Zack Peterson – Kinesiology/Exercise Science

Tyler Reed – Secondary Education

Matt Russell – Psychology

Maclin Simpson – Marketing/Business Management

Jacob Thomas – Kinesiology/Exercise Science

Claire Archibald – Accounting

Catherine Brueckbauer – Marketing

Megan Eppler – Accounting

Lindsay Lash – Elementary Education

Anna Mattox – Communication Disorders

Marisa McGlynn – Marketing

Chelsea Peterson – Biology

Jenna Willis – Psychology

Kristen Wilson – Finance

Samantha Wright – Psychology

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