BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Thirty-eight University of Arkansas student-athletes earned selection to the 2017 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Wednesday.
Swimming and Diving led the way for all Razorback programs for the third consecutive year with 25 selections, the second most by a women’s aquatics program in the conference behind South Carolina.
Three of the four Razorbacks who advanced to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis in March were named to the academic honor roll, as juniors Nicole Gillis and Chelsea Tatlow, along with senior Mary Margaret Soderberg were honored for their success outside of the pool. Tatlow, the 2016 CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American, was also named to the SEC Women’s Swimming and Diving Community Service Team for the third time in her career earlier in the year.
Arkansas’ 38 total selections is the most in program history and caps a steady trend of improvement since the SEC implemented the winter honor roll in 2003-04. The Razorbacks have had 30 or more selections six times including five of the last six years.
Seven Razorback gymnasts were honored including junior Braie Speed who tied for 13th overall on vault at the 2017 NCAA Championships. Two men’s basketball players and four women’s basketball players also made the list.
Men’s basketball seniors Moses Kingsley and Manuale Watkins were both named to the list, making them each a four-time academic honor roll member. Helping the Razorbacks earn a trip to the SEC Tournament Championship game and the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the last three seasons, Kingsley wrapped up his career finishing third in career games and blocks, sixth in rebounds and 25th in points. Watkins recorded the fourth best assist to turnover ratio in school history during his senior campaign.
Devin Cosper, Malica Monk, Keiryn Swenson and Bailey Zimmerman from women’s basketball were honored.
Any student‐athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or a student‐athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution’s NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll. The following criteria will be followed: (1) A student‐athlete must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above for either the preceding academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution. (2) If a student‐athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average during the summer academic term must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the Academic Honor Roll. (3) Student‐athletes eligible for the Honor Roll include those receiving an athletics scholarship, recipients of an athletics award (i.e., letter winner), and non‐ scholarship student‐athletes who have been on a varsity team for two seasons. (4) Prior to being nominated, a student‐athlete must have successfully completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of non‐remedial academic credit toward a baccalaureate degree at the nominating institution. (5) The student‐athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.
|Moses Kingsley||M Basketball||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Manuale Watkins||M Basketball||Supply Chain Management, Transportation & Logistics|
|Devin Cosper||W Basketball||Communication|
|Malica Monk||W Basketball||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Keiryn Swenson||W Basketball||Accounting|
|Bailey Zimmerman||W Basketball||Apparel Merchandising/Production Development|
|Makenzie Anderson||Gymnastics||Kinesiology: Exercise Science|
|Mia Bargiacchi||Gymnastics||Public Health|
|Heather Elswick||Gymnastics||Kinesiology (master’s)|
|Leah MacMoyle||Gymnastics||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Samantha Nelson||Gymnastics||Business Management|
|Braie Speed||Gymnastics||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Amanda Wellick||Gymnastics||Business Management|
|Sydney Angell||W Swim & Dive||Elementary Education Preparation|
|Erin Beu||W Swim & Dive||Communication / English|
|Natalie Burnett||W Swim & Dive||Criminal Justice / Sociology|
|Annah Carney||W Swim & Dive||Chemistry|
|Nina Drolc||W Swim & Dive||Industrial Engineering|
|Sarah Easterling||W Swim & Dive||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Madison Edwards||W Swim & Dive||Social Work / Psychology|
|Jessie Garrison||W Swim & Dive||Criminal Justice / Sociology|
|Aimee Nicole Gillis||W Swim & Dive||Kinesiology: Exercise Science|
|Marissa Green||W Swim & Dive||Accounting|
|Chloe Hannam||W Swim & Dive||Kinesiology: Exercise Science Applied|
|Molly Harvie||W Swim & Dive||Human Nutrition & Hospitality Innovation|
|Erin Kelly||W Swim & Dive||Kinesiology: Exercise Science|
|Aiden Lister||W Swim & Dive||Criminal Justice / Sociology|
|Kiera Michailoff Russell||W Swim & Dive||Psychology|
|Courtney Nall||W Swim & Dive||Kinesiology: Exercise Science Applied|
|Anya Quedens||W Swim & Dive||Communication|
|Cristin Roberts||W Swim & Dive||Animal Science|
|Mary Margaret Soderberg||W Swim & Dive||Human Development & Family Science: Child Development|
|Madison Strathman||W Swim & Dive||Biology|
|Chelsea Tatlow||W Swim & Dive||Social Work / Sociology|
|Caitlin Tootill||W Swim & Dive||Kinesiology: Exercise Science|
|Madison Umberger||W Swim & Dive||Communication Disorders|
|Olivia Weekley||W Swim & Dive||Industrial Engineering|
|Taylor Weiss||W Swim & Dive||Marketing|
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