BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference announced its 2016-17 First-Year Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday, as 61 Arkansas student-athletes saw their name on the list.
For the entire 2016-17 academic year, Arkansas finished with the fourth-most selections named to SEC honor rolls with 315, trailing South Carolina (378), Alabama (371) and Kentucky (339).
For the second straight year, women’s track and field led the way for Arkansas with 15 selections. That was not only the most of any track and field program in the conference, men’s or women’s, but the second-most of any sport program in the conference.
Softball tied for the SEC lead with Ole Miss, each placing seven student-athletes on the list. Men’s golf tallied three selections, tying Tennessee for second most in the conference, while gymnastics also finished in the top three in the SEC with three selections.
The 2016-17 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2016-17 academic calendar. 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.
|Matt Cronin||Baseball||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Angus Denton||Baseball||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Evan Lee||Baseball||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Hunter Wilson||Baseball||Recreation and Sport Management|
|RJ Glasper||Men's Basketball||Sociology|
|Jonathan Holmes||Men's Basketball||Management|
|Sydney Stout||Women's Basketball||Management: Human Resources|
|Carter Persyn||Men's Cross Country||Pre-Business|
|Jacob Heinrich||Football||Criminal Justice|
|Cole Kelley||Football||Recreation and Sport Management|
|William Buhl||Men's Golf||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Dylan Naidoo||Men's Golf||Pre-Business|
|Mason Overstreet||Men's Golf||Financial Management and Investment|
|Kaylee Benton||Women's Golf||Finance|
|Kayla McKeon||Soccer||Industrial Engineering|
|Petra Smetkova||Soccer||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Jazmyn Sollars||Soccer||History / Pre-Education for Secondary Education|
|Caroline Hedgcock||Softball||International Business and Economics|
|Hailey Mackay||Softball||International Business|
|Sydney Parr||Softball||Journalism Broadcast|
|Sarah Dalton Chambliss||Swim & Dive||Communication Disorders|
|Ayumi Macias||Swim & Dive||International Business|
|Caroline Welch||Swim & Dive||Kinesiology|
|Oscar Mesquida||Men's Tennis||International Studies|
|Natsuho Arakawa||Women's Tennis||Apparel Merchandising & Product Development|
|Giulia Pairone||Women's Tennis||Philosophy|
|Jada Baylark||Women's Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Payton Brown||Women's Track & Field||Elementary Education|
|Alexandra Byrnes||Women's Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Madison Cooley||Women's Track & Field||International Business|
|Abby Gray||Women's Track & Field||Journalism: AD / PR|
|Morgan Hartsell||Women's Track & Field||Industrial Engineering|
|Tess Iler||Women's Track & Field||Marketing|
|Tamara Kuykendall||Women's Track & Field||Recreation and Sport Management|
|Genna Potter||Women's Track & Field||Chemistry|
|Elizabeth Ramos Mata||Women's Track & Field||Journalism|
|Madeleine Reed||Women's Track & Field||Pre-Business|
|Alex Ritchey||Women's Track & Field||Human Nutrition & Hospitality|
|Greta Taylor||Women's Track & Field||Pre-CDIS|
|Carina Viljoen||Women's Track & Field||Pre-Business|
|Taylor Werner||Women's Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Rachel Rippee||Volleyball||Elementary Education|