July 10, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
The University of Alabama placed 99 student-athletes from nine different teams on the Southeastern Conference's Spring Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Thursday. The Crimson Tide was one of three schools with 95 or more honorees.
Alabama’s 2014 NCAA and SEC Champion men's golf team had six players named to the list, including Cory Whitsett, Bobby Wyatt James Lovelady, Trey Mullinax, Robert Prater and William Sellers.
The 2014 SEC champion women’s tennis team placed five on the spring list, including Mary Anne Daines, Maya Jansen, Natalia Maynetto, Luicelena Perez and Emily Zabor.
The Alabama softball team, winner of its fifth SEC title this spring, placed 13 players on this year’s honor roll, including Chaunsey Bell, Andrea Hawkins, Leslie Jury, Molly Fichtner, Danae Hays, Kaila Hunt, Ryan Iamurri, Leona Lafaele, Haylie McCleney, Jordan Patterson, Danielle Richard, Jadyn Spencer and Jaclyn Traina.
The women’s track and field team led the way for the Crimson Tide in the spring with 19 honorees, followed by the 18 members of the rowing team and the 16 members of the men’s track and field team. The men’s track and field tally included NCAA discus champion Hayden Reed. The Alabama baseball team placed 14 members on the honor roll; women's golf placed five on the list and men's tennis had three.
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. A total of 1,181 SEC student-athletes earned the honor during the spring season.
So far this season, Alabama has placed 196 student-athletes on the SEC Fall, Winter and Spring honor rolls. There will additional names added to Tide's tally when the first-year list comes out later in the summer.