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Hill Cox Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hill Cox Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- Steven Hill and Stephen Cox, both members of the Arkansas basketball team, have been named to the 2007-08 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league announced on Tuesday.

Hill is a senior majoring in marketing while Cox is a sophomore majoring in agricultural business.

The 2007-08 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2007 spring, summer and fall terms.

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.

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. The student-athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment. Hill recently completed his Razorback career by averaging 4.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots. He was named to the SEC’s all-defensive team. The Branson, Mo., native helped the Razorbacks finish 23-12 overall, reach the finals of the SEC Tournament and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hill, the 2007 SEC defensive player of the year, finished his career with 533 points, 438 rebounds, a .589 field goal percentage and 318 blocked shots. He is second on Arkansas’ all-time blocked shots list and became just the fourth player in SEC history to record 300 or more rejections.

Cox, a former Razorback golf letterman from Jonesboro, saw action in 10 games.



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