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Seven Razorbacks Named to SEC Baseball Academi

Seven Razorbacks Named to SEC Baseball Academi
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Seven members of the University of Arkansas baseball team were among the 89 student-athletes named to the 2001 Southeastern Conference Baseball Academic Honor Roll in a Tuesday announcement by SEC Commissioner Roy Kramer.

Honored were Razorback junior infielder Jeff Fletcher, senior outfielder Jeff Hoefler, senior catcher/outfielder Brian Kirby, junior pitcher Jared Manatt, senior pitcher/first baseman Wes McCrotty, sophomore pitcher Josh Merryman and sophomore pitcher Jon Murphy.

With the addition of Arkansas’ seven honorees this season, 39 different UA baseball student-athletes have been named to the SEC Baseball Academic Honor Roll a total of 60 times in the 10 years since the Razorbacks joined the conference.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must: (1) have a 3.0 grade-point average for the past year (two semesters or three quarters) or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for his career; (2) be a sophomore or higher in academic classification; and (3) have 24 semester or 36 quarter hours toward a degree.

Vanderbilt University led the list with 14 student-athletes named to the roster. The University of South Carolina had 11 honorees while the University of Florida, Louisiana State University and Mississippi State University had eight honorees each. Arkansas, the University of Alabama and the University of Mississippi followed with seven honor roll members. Auburn University, the University of Georgia and the University of Kentucky had five each while the University of Tennessee placed four student-athletes on the list.

A complete list of Arkansas’ honorees follows.

NAME – GPA – ACADEMIC MAJOR Jeff Fletcher – 3.56 – history Jeff Hoefler – 3.45 – accounting Brian Kirby – 3.36 – vocational education Jared Manatt – 3.35 – financial management Wes McCrotty – 4.00 – kinesiology Josh Merryman – 3.55 – financial management Jon Murphy – 3.03 – marketing management

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