FAYETTEVILLE – A total of 43 Razorback freshmen student-athletes earned selection to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced this week. Arkansas saw an increase of freshman academic honor roll selections in 2010 after 39 Razorback freshmen were honored in 2009.
Arkansas’ softball and women’s track and field teams led the Razorback selections with head coaches Mike Larabee and Lance Harter each placing six team members on the honor roll.
Men’s golf and women’s tennis each checked in with five selections followed by four from women’s golf and men’s tennis, three from football and swimming, two from gymnastics and volleyball and one each from baseball, soccer and men’s tennis.
"We are proud of the growing number of Razorback freshman student-athletes who have earned selection to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "With the academic and athletic demands placed on student-athletes, it is important that we continue to provide them with the resources to allow them to succeed in all aspects of their collegiate careers. The first-year student-athletes named to this list have demonstrated the ability to successfully balance those responsibilities, progress towards graduation and represent the Razorbacks in their given sports."
Of the student-athletes selected, 11 are kinesiology majors, nine are studying business and three are arts and science majors. There were 18 different majors represented.
Of the freshmen selected, several were honored by the SEC for their playing prowess as well including softball player Courtney Breault who was named to the SEC All-Freshman team hitting .313 for the season against league opponents.
To be selected, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the institution, be on scholarship or a letterwinner, have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit and have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship season.
2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll
|Ronnie Wingo Jr.||Football||Business|
|Austin Cook||M. Golf||Arts and Sciences|
|Joseph Doramus||M. Golf||Finance|
|Josh Eure||M. Golf||Business|
|Landon Tujague||M. Golf||Business|
|Kevin Vanden Heuvel||M. Golf||Business|
|Rachel Carpenter||W. Golf||International Relations|
|Emma Lavy||W. Golf||Journalism|
|Meagan Roberts||W. Golf||Business|
|Victoria Vela||W. Golf||Business|
|Allie Chandler||Soccer||Communication Disorders|
|Stephanie Brewer||Softball||Health Science|
|Hope McLemore||Softball||Health Science|
|Brea Van De Pol||Softball||Kinesiology|
|Dannica Brennan||W. Swimming||Arts and Sciences|
|Haley Smith||W. Swimming||Kinesiology|
|Kelsea Vance||W. Swimming||Biology|
|Halmon Fess||M. Tennis||Business|
|Lindsey Gray||W. Tennis||Chemical Engineering|
|Annemign Koenen||W. Tennis||International Business|
|Claudine Paulson||W. Tennis||Nutrition|
|Valentina Starkova||W. Tennis||Kinesiology|
|Kelsey Sundaram||W. Tennis||Animal Science|
|Derek Benner||M. Track||Engineering|
|Jordan Bryant||M. Track||Arts and Sciences|
|Caleb Cross||M. Track||Engineering|
|Seth Haynes||M. Track||Biology|
|Katelin Cherry||W. Track||Engineering|
|Tiffanie Johnson||W. Track||Arts and Sciences|
|Paige Johnston||W. Track||English/Journalism|
|Caroline McCombs||W. Track||Kinesiology|
|Rachel Werner||W. Track||Kinesiology|
|Keri Wood||W. Track||Marketing|