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June 30, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – South Carolina topped the 2015-16 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll again, as part of the 876 students gaining the honor announced by commissioner Greg Sankey on Thursday.

The 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2015 summer and fall terms as well as the 2016 spring semester.

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 will 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 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.

South Carolina topped the league with 99 students, the ninth-consecutive year the Gamecocks led the first-year/freshman listing. Kentucky’s 91 ranked second, while Auburn edged out Alabama for third with 84.

On the season, 381 Gamecocks made the four SEC Academic Honor Rolls, most in the league.

Representing each of the 21 sports sponsored by South Carolina, the full list of Gamecocks on the honor roll follows:

Gamecocks on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Baseball (7):
Kyle Anderson, Retail Management
Danny Blair, Sports Management
Chris Cullen, Retail Management
Adam Hill, Business
Cody Morris, Sports Management
Hank Nichols, Sports Management
Harrison Smith, Business

Men’s Basketball (4):
Raymond Doby, Undeclared
PJ Dozier, Sports Management
John Ragin, Sports Management
Chris Silva, Business

Women’s Basketball (2):
Kaela Davis, Integrated Technology
Allisha Gray, Broadcasting

Beach Volleyball (5):
Anna Joy Baumann, Retail Management
Katie Cross, Biology
Lauren Percy, Biology
Shannon Williams, Business
Delaney Wood, Undeclared

Equestrian (8):
Sydney Callaway, Exercise Science
Kate Eagleton, Advertising
Sarah Isgett, Public Health
Meredith Milton, Political Science
Kirklen Petersen, Biology
Hanna Powers, Public Relations
Madison Thiel, Broadcast Journalism
Bridgett White, Exercise Science

Football (8):
Jalen Christian, Business
Mon Denson, Sports Management
Daniel Fennell, Broadcast Journalism
Hayden Hurst, Exercise Science
Kyle Markway, Sports Management
Christian Pellage, Undeclared
Boosie Whitlow, Sports Management
Antoine Wilder, Psychology

Men’s Golf (3):
Will Miles, Business
Ryan Stachler, Business
Scott Stevens, Tourism Management

Women’s Golf (2):
Gaby Amos, Political Science
Isidora Nilsson, Sports Management

Men’s Soccer (6):
Ben Davidson, Business
Trygve Ellingstad, Finance
Peyton Ericson, Sports Management
Bjorn Gudjonsson, Business
Torgeir Nyboe, Sports Management
Andre Streete, Sports Management

Women’s Soccer (5):
Kiley Burns, Sports Management
Courtney Kaplan, Business
Carrie Lawrence, Sports Management
Hunter Peifer, Business
Simone Wark, Exercise Science

Softball (4):
Kennedy Clark, Sports Management
Lex Hull, Sports Management
Alexis Mack, Public Relations
Kenzi Maguire, Sports Management

Men’s Swimming & Diving (7):
Cody Bekemeyer, Exercise Science
Arthur Bjontegard, Business
Evan Freed, Business
Fynn Minuth, Business
Jack Smith, Public Health
Anthony Tremmel, Business
Phillip Willett, Business

Women’s Swimming & Diving (13):
Emma Barksdale, Nursing
Marissa DelGado, Childhood Education
Maggie Harman, Biology
McKenna Keith, Nursing
Maggie Langdale, Exercise Science
Mikaela Lujan, Biology
Paige Maynard, Nursing
Katherine McComas, Exercise Science
Allyson Nied, Media Arts
Marisa Rasnick, Chemistry
Katie Shannahan, Business
Brooke Sharkey, Business
Allison Wade, Public Health

Men’s Tennis (1):
Alex Fennell, Psychology

Women’s Tennis (5):
Paige Cline, Business
Ingrid Gamarra Martins, Integrated Technology
Rachel Rohrabacher, Psychology
Hannah Templeton, Business
Ellie Zogg, Business

Men’s Track & Field (5):
Kyle Mook, Business
David Parker, Business
Bryce Simpson, Business
Yohance Thomas, Computer Info Systems
Armand Woodley, Media Arts

Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country (9):
Aliyah Abrams, Exercise Science
Breanna Cole, Biological Sciences
Heather Elliott, Mathematics
Kara Lyles, Retail Management
Alexis Malmberg, Business
Allie Mueller, Biochemistry
Julia Nardone, Public Health
Funlayo Oluwole, Retail Management
Colleen Openshaw, Biochemistry

Volleyball (5):
Madison Borowski, Business
Callie Brown, Undeclared
Courtney Furlong, Education
Emma Lock, Undeclared
Jesse Turner, Chemistry