FAYETTEVILLE – Garrett Methvin, a member of the University of Arkansas baseball team, was named to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced this week. A total of 43 Razorback freshman student-athletes were honored by the conference for their work in the classroom. Arkansas saw an increase of freshman academic honor roll selections in 2010 after 39 Razorback freshmen earned a spot on the list in 2009.
Methvin, a left-handed pitcher for the Razorback baseball team, is a kinesiology major from Longview, Texas. During the 2010 season, Methvin made two appearances on the mound with his first career start March 31 against Centenary.
"We are proud of the growing number of Razorback freshman student-athletes who have earned selection to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "With the academic and athletic demands placed on student-athletes, it is important that we continue to provide them with the resources to allow them to succeed in all aspects of their collegiate careers. The first-year student-athletes named to this list have demonstrated the ability to successfully balance those responsibilities, progress towards graduation and represent the Razorbacks in their given sports."
Of the student-athletes selected, 11 are kinesiology majors, nine are studying business and three are arts and science majors. There were 18 different majors represented.
To be selected, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the institution, be on scholarship or a letterwinner, have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit and have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship season.