The 30 summer graduates will join the 104 Tide student-athletes who graduated following with the fall and spring semesters, pushing the athletics department's graduation tally at 134 for the 2012-13 academic year
The softball team's 15 honorees led the way for the Tide, followed by the 12 members of the rowing team and the 12 members of the women's track and field team. The Alabama baseball team placed 11 members on the honor roll; women's golf, men's tennis and men's track and field each landed six student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by the four members of the women's tennis team
Alabama Highlights: Junior - 2011-12 Part of the sixth-place Varsity 4+ boat at the Chattanooga Head Race ... part of the Second Varsity 8+ boat that finished fifth at the Head of the Charles ... rowed both days with the Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Hooch, finishing in the top 15 both times ... part of the second-place Second Varsity 8+ boat at the Oak Ridge Regatta ... rowed with the Second Varsity 8+ in two races at the San Diego Crew Classic, including a sixth-place finish in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race ... rowed with the Second Varsity 8+ in a race against Rhode Island, Boston University and UCF ... rowed with the First Varsity 8+ in races against Iowa, Dartmouth and Cornell ... part of the First Varsity 8+ that took eighth place at the C-USA Championships ... named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... earned a Conference USA Academic Medal ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... earned President's List for the fall semester ... earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Sophomore - 2010 -11 Rowed as part of the First Novice 8+ through the spring semester ... part of the Novice 8+ boat that finished third in the petite finals of the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy race at the San Diego Classic ... named the President's List for the fall semester ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester.
Prep Highlights: Competed in basketball, cross country and tennis ... was a tennis scholar athlete ... member of Junior Civitans ... National Honor Society ... Salutatorian.
Personal Information: Full name: Canella McRae Tinker ... daughter of Patricia and Donald Tinker ... sisters, Mary, Leah, Lauren, Sarah and Janna ... exercise science major with a concentration in pre-professional ... born April 23, 1991.