Arkansas Places 36 Spring Sports Athletes to S
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas has placed 36 spring sports student-athletes on the 2003 Southeastern Conference Honor Roll, which ranks as the second-highest number in the league, right behind Georgia’s 37.
The 2003 academic roll is based on grades from the 2001-02 year.
To be eligible for the SEC list, athletes must have completed 24 hours and have a 3.0 grade point average. Freshmen are not eligible.
South Carolina was third with 34 student-athletes on the list, followed by Alabama and LSU with 30 and Florida with 29. Vanderbilt was next with 27, followed by Auburn and Tennessee with 25, Mississippi State with 24, Kentucky with 23 and Ole Miss rounded out the conference with 20.
The Razorback baseball team headed up the SEC with 22 student-athletes on the list. They include sophomore Charley Boyce, business; sophomore Clint Brannon, undeclared; sophomore Scott Bridges, kinesiology; junior Cody Clark, undeclared; senior Michael Conner, vocational education; graduate Jeff Fletcher, history; senior Jarrett Gardner, kinesiology; sophomore Clay Goodwin, kinesiology; senior Aaron Graves, vocation education; senior Brett Hagedorn, accounting; junior Gary Hogan, vocational education; senior Justin Leraris, mechanical engineering; senior Tigger Lyles, vocational education; sophomore Kirk McConnell, undeclared; graduate Josh Merryman, finance; junior Justin Pomeroy, kinesiology; junior Jason Reynolds, marketing; junior Jon Richmond, finance; junior Brady Toops, marketing; senior Luke Weatherford, kinesiology; junior Andrew Wishy, music; senior Scott Woods, finance.
Ten of John McDonnell’s track student-athletes made the academic roster, including sophomore Luis Bordes, business; sophomore Fernando Cabada, criminal justice; senior Silverus Kimeli, health science; senior Josh Landreth, horticulture; graduate Daniel Lincoln, chemistry; junior Chason Pompey, information systems; sophomore Jonathan Reeves, business; sophomore Jason Sandfort, general business; senior Patrick Thomas, math; senior Ramon Washington, computer engineering.
Two UA golfers, senior Drew Higginbothom, finance and sophomore Daniel Robinson, business, are on the list. The tennis team also had two student-athletes named to the honor roll, graduate Tiago Azevedo, finance and junior Nathan Price, business.
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