FAYETTEVILLE — A total of 28 University of Arkansas student-athletes from basketball, gymnastics and swimming earned selection to the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced today.
Razorback swimming and diving led the way with 18 selections followed by six from the gymnastics team, two from women’s basketball and two from men’s basketball.
“Congratulations to the Razorbacks who earned recognition on this year’s SEC’s Winter Academic Honor Roll,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “Student-athletes involved in winter sports face the challenge of practicing and competing in both the fall and spring semesters while maintaining their academic work. We are proud of their continued dedication and efforts to excel in all aspects of being a student-athlete at the University of Arkansas.”
Sean Schimmel’s swimming and diving team led the way with 18 selections to the SEC Winter Honor Roll. The swimming and diving team finished the season with a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the seventh-best finish in program history and the best since 1990.
Seniors Kelci Lewis and Amy Borsellino paced the Razorback gymnastics team with six honorees. The Razorback gymnastics team had four kinesiology majors selected to this year’s academic honor roll. The gymnastic team wrapped up competition last week with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championship, marking the fifth top-10 finish for the team in the past six seasons.
The women’s basketball team wrapped up a successful season where they earned a postseason WNIT bid and won their opening game against Memphis in convincing fashion, 67-57. Joey Bailey and Calli Berna represented the team on the SEC Honor roll.
Kikko Haydar and Charlie Henderson round out the Razorbacks on this year’s winter honor roll. The duo helped the Razorback men’s basketball team to a 19-13 overall record, including an undefeated home conference record. The team also tied last year’s record of 17 wins at Bud Walton Arena.
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2012-13 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll
|Kikko Haydar||M. Basketball||Exercise Science|
|Charlie Henderson||M. Basketball||Business Management|
|Joey Bailey||W. Basketball||Journalism|
|Calli Berna||W. Basketball||Journalism|
|Scarlett Williams||Gymnastics||Business Management|
|Shelby Salmon||Gymnastics||Recreation & Sport Mgt.|
|Julia Banach||W. Swimming||Art|
|Allison Boyle||W. Swimming||Business|
|Tera Bradham||W. Swimming||Spanish & Journalism|
|Elizabeth Braun||W. Swimming||Pre-Childhood Education|
|Meghan Clark||W. Swimming||Kinesiology|
|Shelby Cox||W. Swimming||Journalism|
|Nicole Daniels||W. Swimming||Business|
|Chelsea Franklin||W. Swimming||Childhood Education|
|Aubrey Golbek||W. Swimming||Food, Human Nutrition & Hospitality|
|Courtney Hubbard||W. Swimming||Journalism|
|Julia Kucherich||W. Swimming||Food, Human Nutrition & Hospitality|
|Molly Milborn||W. Swimming||Nursing|
|Kesha Naylor||W. Swimming||Kinesiology|
|Sigrun Sverrisdottir||W. Swimming||Chemical Engineering|
|Alexandria Sutton||W. Swimming||Agricultural business|
|Elizabeth Whitbeck||W. Swimming||Journalism|
|Sevannah Vekas||W. Swimming||Biology|