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Fifty-One Student Athletes Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll



Jan. 29, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A total of 51 University of Alabama student-athletes, representing football, soccer and volleyball, were named to the 2009-10 Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll, the SEC Office announced earlier today.

The Crimson Tide football team had 30 players earn the conference honor. Alabama finished the season a perfect 14-0 en route to earning its 13th National Championship. The 30 honorees was the third most in the conference.

The complete list of football players includes: David Blalock (pre-business), John Michael Boswell (pre-business), Hardie Buck (history), Drew Bullard (mechanical engineering), Drew Davis (sport management), Luther Davis (general studies HES), Brandon Deaderick (general studies HES), P.J. Fitzgerald (sport management), Terry Grant (human development), Hampton Gray (biology), Darius Hanks (consumer affairs), Mark Ingram (telecommunications & film), Barrett Jones (accounting), Tyrone King (human environmental sciences), James Lowery (pre-business), Tyler Maddox (pre-business), Rolando McClain (financial planning), Greg McElroy (sport management), Wesley Neighbors (pre-business), Morgan Ogilvie (finance), Colin Peek (finance), Cory Reamer (sport management), Chris Rogers (human environmental sciences), Brian Selman (sport management), Brad Smelley (pre-business), Damion Square (consumer affairs), Heath Thomas (health studies), Logan Thomas (communication studies), Jacob Vane (consumer affairs) and William Vlachos (consumer affairs).

Coach Judy Green's volleyball team had nine Academic Honor Roll selections.

The volleyball list includes: Mary Catherine Aune (advertising), Ashley Frazier (marketing), Calli Johnson (psychology), Alyssa Meuth (human development & family studies), Leigh Moyer (art), Stephanie Riley (biology), Elizabeth Salstrand (public relations), Kayla Schmidt (exercise science) and Jennifer Weber (management & marketing).

The soccer team had 12 members of the Academic Honor Roll under head coach Todd Bramble.

The honorees were: Justine Bernier (exercise science), Alex Butera (communications), Victoria Frederick (biology), Hailey Hull (food & nutrition), Kelsey King (chemical engineering), Shannon Lathrop (food & nutrition), Grace Lawson (communications), Carly Mygrants (public relations), Laura Nicholls (event planning), Brooke Rogers (finance), Lauren Ruta (education) and Kelly King (public relations).

The 2009 Fall 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 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.