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Gymnastics has seven on SEC academic honor roll

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Gymnastics has seven on SEC academic honor roll

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas had 30 student-athletes recognized on the 2009 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll the league office announced this week. The Razorback swimming and diving teams led the way with 17 selections followed by seven for gymnastics. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams had three honorees each. The Razorback gymnastics team had a break out year in and out of the classroom. Senior kinesiology major Alex LaChance paced a strong group that included juniors Amy DeFilippo and Casey Jo Magee who also major in kinesiology. Juniors Sarah Nagashima, apparel studies; and Michelle Stout, marketing were also selected. A pair of sophomores also earned recognition. They are Stacy Bartlett, majoring in hotel and restaurant managements and Molly Lewis who is undeclared. The Arkansas gymnastics team is coming off a record-setting performance in the gym as well finishing a program-best fifth in the nation after reaching the Razorbacks’ first-ever Super Six. Stout, Magee, Nagashima and LaChance earned multiple All-America honors for Arkansas this year. A total of 373 student-athletes were recognized this week by the SEC office. Alabama topped the list with 48 student-athletes followed by Kentucky with 45 and Florida with 44. This semester’s selection is based on grades from the 2008 spring, summer and fall semesters. The be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the preceding academic year or as a cumulative. Any student-athlete who is a sophomore or older is eligible for the award and summer classes count toward the cumulative total. Student-athletes must have completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours towards a degree and he or she must have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship season. All four sports have completed their 2008-09 seasons. The SEC will release the spring academic honor roll celebrating the accomplishments of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball in early summer. For more information about Arkansas athletics, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
2009 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll

Name Sport Class Major
Stephen Cox M. Basketball Junior Agricultural Business
John Paul Noland M. Basketball Junior Biology
Michael Sanchez M. Basketball Sophomore Business
Ayana Brereton W. Basketball Senior Sociology
Brittney Richardson W. Basketball Sophomore Kinesiology
Ashlea Williams W. Basketball Junior Kinesiology
Stacy Bartlett Gymnastics Sophomore Hotel & Restaurant Management
Amara DeFilippo Gymnastics Junior Kinesiology
Alex LaChance Gymnastics Senior Kinesiology
Molly Lewis Gymnastics Sophomore Undeclared
Casey Jo Magee Gymnastics Junior Kinesiology
Sarah Nagashima Gymnastics Junior Apparel Studies
Michelle Stout Gymnastics Junior Marketing
Gina Bargiachi W. Swimming Sophomore Art
Stephanie Carr W. Swimming Senior Journalism
Jessica Clark W. Swimming Sophomore Nursing
Emily Fletcher W. Swimming Senior Marketing
Megan Haskins W. Swimming Sophomore Finance
Summer Jackson W. Swimming Senior Political Science
Katie Kastes W. Swimming Sophomore Journalism
Kylie Kastes W. Swimming Sophomore English
Ashley Largo W. Swimming Sophomore Political Science
Jamie Marks W. Swimming Sophomore Journalism
Erin Neumann W. Swimming Sophomore Communication Disorders
Lynette Ng W. Swimming Junior Communications
Madison Palmer W. Swimming Senior Recreation
Shara Sutphen W. Swimming Sophomore Nursing
Erica Totten W. Swimming Sophomore International Business
Macey Webb W. Swimming Senior Kinesiology
Kellyn Williams W. Swimming Senior Kinesiology


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