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SEC Winter Academic Honors Announced

BY ANDRES FOCIL
SEC Winter Academic Honors Announced

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas women’s swimming and diving team led the Razorbacks with 15 selections to the 2009-10 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll the league announced this week.

Arkansas had 25 student-athletes honored including 15 from head coach Jeff Poppell’s squad. In addition the Razorback gymnastics team had seven student-athletes selected along with two from the Razorback women’s basketball team. The Arkansas men’s basketball team rounded out the honorees with one selection.

Arkansas’ honorees have majors ranging from agribusiness to political science. Two gymnasts, Casey Jo Magee, an eight-time All-American, and Sarah Nagashima, a beam All-American, are making their fourth appearance on a league-sponsored honor roll.

Several others including Gina Bargiachi, Ashley Largo, Erin Neumann and Erica Totten from the swimming and diving team and gymnast Stacy Bartlett are being honored for a third time.

Bargiachi and Neumann are members of the Arkansas Athletic Department Academic Championship with 4.0 grade point averages and all four a multiple-time selections to the Razorback’s Academic Honor Roll.

The 2009-10 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2009 spring, summer and fall terms. To be selected a student-athlete must (1) 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) Grade point averages during the summer academic term must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the honor roll. (3) Those eligible 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.

2010 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll

NAMESPORTMAJOR
Stephen CoxM. BasketballAgribusiness
Brittney RichardsonW. BasketballKinesiology
Ashlea WilliamsW. BasketballBiology
Stacy BartlettGymnasticsNutrition
Amy DeFilippoGymnasticsKinesiology
Molly LewisGymnasticsCommunications
Casey Jo MageeGymnasticsKinesiology
Sarah NagashimaGymnasticsApparel Studies
Jaime PisaniGymnasticsKinesiology
Genny SalvatoreGymnasticsArt
Gina BargiachiW. SwimmingArt
Katherine DavisW. SwimmingElementary Education
Madeline FogelW. SwimmingPolitical Science
Megan HaskinsW. SwimmingFinance
Sarah HowardW. SwimmingJournalism
Ashley LargoW. SwimmingCommunications
Lisa LunkenheimerW. SwimmingKinesiology
Erin NeumannW. SwimmingCommunication Disorders
Lynette NgW. SwimmingCommunications
Courtney O’GradyW. SwimmingBusiness
Leah PierceW. SwimmingKinesiology
Alexandra RomanW. SwimmingSpanish
Jilliene SchillingW. SwimmingCommunication Disorders
Erica TottenW. SwimmingJournalism
Katherine WhitbeckW. SwimmingEngineering


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