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April 27, 2010

Adding 11 members to its list from a year ago, 38 South Carolina student-athletes earned placement on the 2009-10 Winter Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

A total of 392 student-athletes across the 12 SEC member institutions garnered a spot on the list, including a high of 56 from Alabama. Florida ranked second with 53, while Georgia had 42 student-athletes make the list.

The 2009-10 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2009 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution’s NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll. The following criteria should be followed: (1) 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. (2) If a student-athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average during the summer academic term must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the Academic Honor Roll. (3) Student-athletes eligible for the Honor Roll 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 or36 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.

The South Carolina student-athletes on the 2009-10 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll follow.

Men’s Basketball
Evaldas Baniulis, Business Economics
Rob Wilder, Real Estate

Women’s Basketball
Jewel May, Psychology
Valerie Nainima, International Studies
Courtney Newton, Psychology

Men’s Swimming & Diving
Andrew Atzhorn, Finance
Ryan Connolly, Undecided
James Crawford, Exercise Science
Rory Grigull, Exercise Science
Max Heinze, Retailing
Armin Hornikel, Exercise Science
Daniel Jackson, Exercise Science
Ryan Kuser, Biological Sciences
Ryan Langley, Criminal Justice
Brett Sexton, Geography
Trey Tharpe, Finance

Women’s Swimming & Diving
Helen Alvey, Early Childhood Education
Aileen Atzhorn, Chemical Engineering
Allison Barr, Early Childhood Education
Shaylyn Blake, Accounting
Blair Bowers, Exercise Science
Mallory Cage, Journalism
Courtney Callahan, Sport & Entertainment Management
Megan D’Urso, Finance
Kristina Delp, Psychology
Sarah Deuell, Computer Science
Courtney Forcucci, Exercise Science
Lydia Hackert, International Studies
Bridget Halligan, Psychology
Alyssa Hand, Public Health
Stephanie Hellenga, Accounting
Meridith McKee, Early Childhood Education
Sharntelle McLean, Accounting
Lindsey Olson, Psychology
Morgan Ricke, Marine Science
Kelly Saurman, Physical Education
Megan Sparks, Sport & Entertainment Management
Taryn Zack, Exercise Science