90 Wildcats on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

90 Wildcats on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A total of 90 University of Kentucky student-athletes earned a place on the 2024 Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, announced Tuesday by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.

The 2024 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2024 spring, 2023 summer and 2023 fall terms. UK had 18 representatives from baseball, seven from men’s golf, six from women’s golf, 16 from softball, five from men’s tennis, seven from women’s tennis, 14 from men’s track and field and 17 from women’s track and field. 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.

In addition to the academic success, Kentucky teams also had success in competition in the spring. Baseball put together a storybook season, claiming a share of the regular-season SEC Championship and advancing to the Men’s College World Series for the first time in program history. Alex Goff from men’s golf competed in a NCAA Regional and was named the 11th All-American in program history. Women’s golf made a great run at the NCAA East Lansing Regional and were led all season by All-America honorable mention Laney Frye. Softball was selected for its 15th straight NCAA Regional while Erin Coffel became the program’s first three-time All-America selection. Men’s tennis claimed the SEC’s regular-season and tournament titles and made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championships. Women’s tennis took a step in the right direction under new head coach Shelley Jaudon, advancing to the second round of the SEC Tournament. Men’s and women’s track and field earned 15 USTFCCCA All-America honors while Keaton Daniel swept all NCAA Pole Vault national championships.

UK’s players on the SEC Honor Roll continues the trend of strong academic news:

  • UK Athletics continued its streak of a 3.0 cumulative GPA to 24 straight semesters in the spring of 2024. Individually, 465 Wildcats achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher, including 139 Cats who reached 4.0 for the semester.
  • Spring graduation marked yet another milestone of academic success as UK Athletics had a total of 163 graduates during the 2023-24 school year alone.
  • The 2023 fall semester was the 23rd straight for UK Athletics with a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average as Wildcat scholarship student-athletes combined to achieve a GPA of 3.336. It was the second-highest GPA for a semester for UK Athletics.
  • Fifty-nine Wildcats were recently named to the 2023-24 Winter Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll for having a 3.0 grade-point average for the preceding academic year or a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Recently, UK tied the school record for its NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 92 percent, one point above the national average of 91 percent. All of UK’s teams surpassed the mandatory score for the NCAA Academic Progress Rate. UK’s overall APR rate was higher than the overall national average.
  • In August 2023, UK Athletics announced a school-record 12 Academic All-Americans for the 2022-23 school year from the College Sports Communicators organization.
  • Nineteen current and former UK student-athletes were honored by the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives Board with Academic Excellence Awards, it was announced in February.

UK Athletics supports the academic success of its student-athletes through CATS – the first academic center of its kind dedicated solely to serving student-athletes. CATS is an important component of UK’s Student-Athlete Experience division, launched as a renewal of the department’s commitment to prepare student-athletes to enter life after UK.

Carson Applegate – Baseball – Finance
Devin Burkes – Baseball – Communication
Evan Byers – Baseball – Sport, Fitness, & Recreation Management
Austin Fawley – Baseball – Finance
Colby Frieda – Baseball – Economics
Ryan Hagenow – Baseball – Media Arts and Studies
Patrick Herrera – Baseball – Communication
Drew Lafferty – Baseball – Management
Nolan McCarthy – Baseball – Finance
James McCoy – Baseball – Finance
Mason Moore – Baseball – Communication
Jackson Nove – Baseball – Management
Emilien Pitre – Baseball – Management
Lukas Schramm – Baseball – Management
Grant Smith – Baseball – Biology
Hayden Smith – Baseball – Mathematical Economics
Travis Smith – Baseball – Communication
Ryan Waldschmidt – Baseball – Finance
Andrew Clark – M Golf – Management
Oakley Gee – M Golf – Finance, Management
Alex Goff – M Golf – Business Administration
Campbell Kremer – M Golf – Management
Cooper Parks – M Golf – Kinesiology
Tanner Parks – M Golf – Kinesiology
Kevin Watts – M Golf – Finance
Jensen Castle – W Golf – Marketing
Laney Frye – W Golf – Management
Marta López Echevarría – W Golf – Communication
Abigail Sutherland – W Golf – Finance, Management
María Villanueva Aperribay – W Golf – Finance
Marissa Wenzler – W Golf – Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Jenna Blanton Softball – Elementary Education
Lauryn Borzilleri – Softball – Communication
Erin Coffel – Softball – Kinesiology
Taylor Ebbs – Softball – Communication
Ella Emmert – Softball – Human Health Sciences
Karissa Hamilton – Softball – Agricultural Economics
Meeko Harrison – Softball – Health Promotion
Taylor Hess – Softball – Finance, Marketing
Alexia Lacatena – Softball – Art Studio
Grace Lorsung – Softball – Biology
Hallie Mitchell – Softball – Sustainable Ag & Community Food Systems
Vanessa Nesby – Softball – Marketing, Management
Stephanie Schoonover – Softball – Kinesiology
Rylea Smith – Softball – Strategic Human Resources Management & Analytics
Erica Thulen – Softball – Management, Marketing
Margaret Tobias – Softball – Accounting
Christophe Clement – M Tennis – Finance
Charlelie Cosnet – M Tennis – Finance, Marketing
Joshua Lapadat – M Tennis – Finance
JJ Mercer – M Tennis – Business Administration
Tate Sandman – M Tennis – Human Health Sciences
Ellie Eades – W Tennis – Marketing, Management
Lidia Gonzalez Garcia – W Tennis – Biomedical Engineering
Zoe Hammond – W Tennis – Economics
Makayla Mills – W Tennis – Economics
Maialen Morante Oyague – W Tennis Business Administration
Ellie Myers – W Tennis – Accounting
Elizabeth Stevens – W Tennis – Learning Design and Technology
Jake Allen – M Track & Field – Accounting
Alex Alston – M Track & Field – Marketing
Donsten Brown – M Track & Field – Communication
Miles Brush – M Track & Field – Psychology
Blake Byer – M Track & Field – Neuroscience
Cade Byer – M Track & Field – Mechanical Engineering
Keaton Daniel – M Track & Field – Health Promotion
Daroyce Flemons – M Track & Field – Kinesiology
Alex Justus – M Track & Field – Finance, Accounting
John Kruzel – M Track & Field – Management
Brandon Miller – M Track & Field – Kinesiology
Beck O’Daniel – M Track & Field – Finance
Dalton Shepler – M Track & Field – Biology
Jackson Watts – M Track & Field – Human Health Sciences
Kaitlyn Cain – W Track & Field Human – Health Sciences
Patrice Cornelius – W Track & Field – Integrated Strategic Communication
Sophie Galloway – W Track & Field – Agricultural Economics
Katelyn Hutchison – W Track & Field – Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Ally Kruger – W Track & Field – Kinesiology
Amya Livingston – W Track & Field – Kinesiology
Bryanna Lucas – W Track & Field – Health Administration
Phoebe McCowan – W Track & Field – Human Health Sciences
Mahogany Mobley – W Track & Field – Psychology
Payton Phillips – W Track & Field – Health Promotion
Kate Powers – W Track & Field – Human Health Sciences
Jenna Schwinghamer – W Track & Field – Kinesiology
Seven Simms – W Track & Field – Psychology, Sociology
Sydney Steely – W Track & Field – Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Reynei Wallace – W Track & Field – Communication
Julz Williams – W Track & Field – Social Work
Meg Wilson – W Track & Field – Psychology

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