Four Cats Named To SEC Honor Roll
Seniors Tiffany Wait and Katie Vieth along with junior Laura Meadows have received the honor multiple times.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 29, 2000) -- Four University of Kentucky women's basketball players were named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, Commissioner Roy Cramer announced on Tuesday.
For the fourth consecutive season, senior Tiffany Wait joined the SEC's Academic Honor Roll. Wait is completing her second year at UK's School of Pharmacy and holds a 3.19 grade-point average. She averages 9.5 points per game and is only eight points shy of becoming the Cats' sixth all-time leading scorer.
Senior Katie Vieth and junior Laura Meadows both receive the honor for the second straight season. Vieth, who charted a perfect 4.0 GPA last semester and was named to the UK Athletics' Director Honor Roll, has a cumulative GPA of 3.50 in art studio. She is a 6-3 center for the Wildcats. She plans to work on a master's degree at UK after graduation in sports administration.
Meadows is a psychology major with the teams' highest GPA of 3.84. She is currently the Cat's second leading scorer (11.4 ppg) and third leading rebounder (6.1 rpg). In addition, Meadows was also named to the SEC's "Good Works Team" which honors a member of each school who gives back to their community.
Senior Natalie Martinez is a first-time recipient of the award. The 5-6 guard is a political science major with a 3.42 GPA. She averages 4.2 points per game and leads the team in three-point field goal percentage, nailing at least one three-pointer in four straight games. Martinez, who will begin work on a master's degree in political science at UK in the fall, hopes to one day be the first female of governor of her home state New Mexico.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 grade-point
average for either the past year or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for
their career. He or she must be a sophomore or higher in terms of academic
classification and have 24 semester or 36 quarter hours toward a degree.