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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