April 11, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference released its 2007-08 Winter Academic Honor Roll that included four players from the Alabama women's basketball team. The winter sports includes, basketball, swimming and diving, rifle, bowling and gymnastics.
"Academics is a vital part of our program here at Alabama," head coach Wendell Hudson said. "These four student-athletes are a fine example of how to conduct oneself on and off the court."
Alabama was represented on the honor roll by junior Camilla Blands and a trio of sophomores in Alyson Butler, Courtney Strauthers and Tamara Williams. For Blands it marks the third straight year the Naerum, Denmark native has earned the accolade. For Butler, Strauthers and Williams, the distinction is a career first.
A total of 367 student-athletes were named to the 2007-08 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll, by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. The University of Kentucky topped the list with 53 student-athletes on the winter academic roster. The University of Florida was next with 48 honorees. The University of Georgia and the University of Alabama were next in line with 44 and 42 student-athletes honored, respectively.
The 2007-08 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2007 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. (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.