July 1, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
A total of 90 student-athletes representing nine different teams were named to the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll the SEC office announced on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide ranked third in the conference in total honorees with South Carolina (114) topping the list followed by Georgia (99).
The rowing team led the way for the Crimson Tide with 19 honorees. The men's track and field team was next with 15 honorees, followed by the women's track and field team with 13. The baseball and softball teams were next, with 10 student-athletes each. The baseball team ended its season at the Clemson (S.C.) Regional, while the softball team finished its season ranked No. 3 in the nation with its sixth Women's College World Series appearance.
The women's golf team, which finished in 11th place at the NCAA Championships, was next in line with seven honorees. Men's tennis, coming off a season in which it finished No. 16 in the nation, had six student-athletes named to the list.
Rounding out the honors for Alabama were the men's golf and women's tennis teams, each with five honorees. The men's golf team finished its season with a 15th place finish at the NCAA Championships, while the women's tennis team finished its season ranked No. 26 nationally after earning a bid to the Athens (Ga.) Regional.
To earn a place on the honor roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for either the preceding academic year or their career and be a sophomore or better in academic standing. The spring list honors those student-athletes that participate in baseball, men's and women's golf, rowing, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's track and field.