65 UK Student-athletes on SEC Academic Honor Roll

By Tony Neely

(April 24, 2015) — Sixty-five University of Kentucky Wildcats earned a place on the 2015 Winter Sports Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll announced by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.

UK's total of 65 honorees is the fourth-most among the 14 league teams. UK has eight representatives from the men’s basketball team,  six from women’s basketball, 12 from gymnastics, 10 from rifle, 10 from men’s swimming and diving and 19 from women’s swimming and diving. 

The 2015 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on the grades from the 2014 spring, summer and fall terms. Among other qualifications, a student-athlete must have a grade-point average of 3.00 or above for the preceding academic year or have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above in order to make the honor roll, in addition to being a sophomore or higher in academic standing.

Here is a list of Kentucky's honorees, along with each student-athlete's sport and major:

E.J. Floreal – M Basketball – Communication

Dominique Hawkins – M Basketball – Communication

Tod Lanter – M Basketball – Marketing

Marcus Lee – M Basketball – Undergraduate Studies

Brian Long – M Basketball – Communication

Sam Malone – M Basketball – Marketing

Alex Poythress – M Basketball – Marketing

Derek Willis – M Basketball – Undergraduate Studies

Azia Bishop – W Basketball – Social Work

Makayla Epps – W Basketball – Social Work

Bria Goss – W Basketball – Communication

Linnae Harper – W Basketball – Communication

Jelleah Sidney – W Basketball – Social Work

Janee Thompson – W Basketball – Journalism

Alyssa Bertoni – Gymnastics – International Studies

Marissa Beucler – Gymnastics – Journalism

Kirsten Canini – Gymnastics – Biology

Alexis Gross – Gymnastics – Marketing

Kayla Hartley – Gymnastics – Hospitality Management and Tourism

Shelby Hilton – Gymnastics – Communication

Shannon Mitchell – Gymnastics – Hospitality Management and Tourism

Tiara Phipps – Gymnastics – Psychology

Taylor Puryear – Gymnastics – Early Childhood Education

Amy Roemmele – Gymnastics – Exercise Science

Sara Shipley – Gymnastics – Communication

Montana Whittle – Gymnastics – Exercise Science

Connor Davis – Rifle – Exercise Science

Elijah Ellis – Rifle – Marketing/Business Management

Heather Kirby – Rifle – Equine Science and Management

Cody Manning – Rifle – Agricultural Biotechnology

Sonya May – Rifle – Media Arts and Studies

Andrew Miller – Rifle – Marketing/Business Management

Jonathan Pinkel – Rifle – Mechanical Engineering

Jason Sharbel – Rifle – Forestry

Luke South – Rifle – Mechanical Engineering

John Sutton – Rifle – Agricultural Biotechnology

Tanner Anderson – M Swim & Dive – Biology

Andrew Aviotti – M Swim & Dive – Economics

Michael Christian – M Swim & Dive – Agricultural Economics

Kyle Higgins – M Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Robert Resch – M Swim & Dive – Biology

Matthew Roman – M Swim & Dive – Biology

Adam Shaw – M Swim & Dive – Agricultural Economics

Derrick Smith – M Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Neal Widdowson – M Swim & Dive – Community and Leadership Development

Zachary Zandona – M Swim & Dive – Chemical Engineering

Annah Baykal – W Swim & Dive – Chemical Engineering

Christina Bechtel – W Swim & Dive – Integrated Strategic Communication

Kelly Berger – W Swim & Dive – Undergraduate Studies

Christa Cabot – W Swim & Dive – Nursing

Kendal Casey – W Swim & Dive – Economics

Morgan Contino – W Swim & Dive – Social Studies Education

Kendra Crew – W Swim & Dive – Accounting

Danielle Galyer – W Swim & Dive – Psychology

Rebecca Hamperian – W Swim & Dive – Psychology

Lindsay Hill – W Swim & Dive – International Studies

Frida Jakobsson – W Swim & Dive – Economics

Katrina Keirns – W Swim & Dive – Integrated Strategic Communication

Kate Kelly – W Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Blair Kuethe – W Swim & Dive – Marketing/Business Management

Mallory Mathias – W Swim & Dive – Accounting/Finance

Taylor Melton – W Swim & Dive – Hospitality Management and Tourism

Abby Myers – W Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Sam Shaheen – W Swim & Dive – Elementary Education/Psychology

                                                          Kristen Wilson – W Swim & Dive – Master of Business Administration

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