Cross Country

UKXC Puts 24 on 2021 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

by Sommer Thomas

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Twenty-four University of Kentucky cross country student-athletes, 11 men and 13 women, have been named to the 2021 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

The 2021 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2021 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. Among other qualifications, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 grade-point average for the preceding academic year or a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to be named to the list.

The following student-athletes are members of the 2021 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll:

Men’s Cross Country 

  • Jake Allen – Sophomore – Accounting, Finance
  • Jacob Brizendine – Junior – Biology
  • Matthew Duvall – Sophomore – Marketing
  • McLean Griffin – Junior – Finance
  • Ethan Kern – Sophomore – Finance, Economics
  • Jonah Mitchell – Sophomore – Kinesiology
  • Harper Moore – Sophomore – Kinesiology
  • Gabriel Szalay – Senior – Economics
  • Trevor Warren – Senior – Economics
  • Shane Williams – Junior – Finance
  • Aaron Withrow – Junior – Finance, Accounting

Women’s Cross Country 

  • Perri Bockrath – Senior – Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Rachel Boice – Senior – Biology
  • Sophie Carrier – Senior – Elementary Education
  • Jenna Gearing – Graduate – Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management
  • Tori Herman – Sophomore – Finance
  • Kaylie Kenne – Junior – Human Health Sciences
  • Kaitlyn Lacy – Senior – Marketing
  • Mallory Liggett – Senior – Kinesiology
  • Sarah Michels – Senior – Journalism, Political Science
  • Natalie Molotky – Sophomore – Kinesiology
  • Jenna Schwinghamer – Sophomore – Kinesiology
  • Kelli Walsh – Senior – Finance, Accounting
  • Athena Young – Sophomore – Kinesiology

Of the 13 women and 11 men on the 2021 fall honor roll, seven women and five men were also on the 2020 fall honor roll.

UKXC has also been recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for performing well in the classroom.

The USTFCCCA named both the men’s and women’s cross country teams as All-Academic Teams and designated Tori Herman and Jenna Gearing as NCAA Division I All-Academic Athletes.

In order to qualify for this individual distinction, Herman and Gearing had GPAs over 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and placed in the top 25 (third and 11th respectively) at the NCAA Cross Country Southeast Regional meet.

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