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July 19, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A total of 547 freshmen student-athletes were named to the 2010 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll on Monday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. A total of 2,424 student-athletes around the league earned Academic Honor Roll recognition in 2009-10.

The University of South Carolina topped the list with 68 freshmen student-athletes on the academic roster. It’s the fifth time in the past two years that the Gamecocks have led the SEC in numbers on the honor roll, which is released four times a year. Next in line were the University of Florida (58), Auburn University (56) and Mississippi State University (50).

Each student-athlete must 1) have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution; 2) be on scholarship or a letter winner; 3) have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit at the nominating institution; and 4) have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.

The 2010 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2009-10 academic calendar.

South Carolina’s representatives on the 2010 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll follows.

Baseball (3)
Greg Harrison
Anthony Iacomini
Evan Marzilli

Men’s Basketball (2)
Ramon Galloway
Stephen Spinella

Women’s Basketball (1)
Kelsey Bone

Equestrian (8)
Alex Arute
Tilden Brighton
Jeanette Collins
Elizabeth Fagan
Logan Holler
Audrey Jewell
Kimberly McCormack
Kyla West

Football (3)
Andrew Clifford
Justice Cunningham
Damario Jeffery

Men’s Golf (2)
Dykes Harbin
Dean Hester

Women’s Golf (2)
Amanda Strang
Meredith Swanson

Men’s Soccer (4)
Ryan Goodwin
Alex Long
Eric Martinez
Kevin Stam

Women’s Soccer (5)
Megan Fligg
Alex Holland
Darien Vercillo
Christine Watts
Rae Wilson

Softball (2)
Briana Hamilton
Hannah Milks

Swimming & Diving (18)
Robert Cave
Matthew Columbus
Michael Flach
Collin Kaden
Brooks Ross
Nikolas Sachs
Garrett Snipes
Whitney Avers
Meghan Brockington
Christina Canali
Jordan Gibbs
Katherine Glanton
Logan Griffith
Anna Pfeiffer
Claire Shannon
Haley Staubach
Laura Thomas
Elizabeth Wilner

Men’s Tennis (1)
Harry Menzies

Women’s Tennis (4)
Josefin Andersson
Rita Maisak
Adriana Pereira
Madeleine Saari-Bystrom

Track & Field (11)
Alex Bermudez
Rickie Crum
David Wilkins
Laura Beggs
Emma Borowitz
Sierra Henderson
Cheslie Kryst
Elizabeth Meier
Ellen Quigg
Breanna Radford
Megan Rother

Volleyball (2)
Taylor Bruns
Christina Glover