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27 Gamecocks on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

April 22, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Earning a 3.0 or higher grade point average over the last two semesters, 27 South Carolina student-athletes earned spots on the 2008-09 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive announced today. Overall, 373 student-athletes from the league's 12 institutions were named to the Academic Honor Roll, which takes into account grades from the 2008 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

Alabama topped the SEC list with 48 student-athletes, while Kentucky was a close second with 45. Both schools participate in at least one more sport during the season than the Gamecocks.

For the Gamecocks, the women's swimming and diving team led the way with 14 selections, and their male counterparts had seven. Women's basketball put four players on the list for the second-straight season, and men's basketball had two representatives. A complete list of South Carolina's student-athletes earning the honor is below.

Branden Conrad, Sr., Finance
Robert Wilder, Jr., Real Estate

Women's Basketball
Demetress Adams, Sr., Psychology
Brionna Dickerson, Sr., Int'l. Business
Jewel May, So., Psychology
Courtney Newton, So., Psychology

Men's Swimming and Diving
Andrew Atzhorn, Jr., Finance
Keith Dawley, Sr., Sport & Entertainment Management
Josh Klotz, Jr., Accounting
Ryan Langley, So., Criminal Justice
Steve Luckie, Sr., Criminal Justice
Trey Tharpe, Jr., Finance
Todd Weyandt, Sr., Public Relations

Women's Swimming and Diving
Sherah Aiken, Sr., Chemical Engineering
Allison Barr, So., Early Childhood Education
Shaylyn Blake, So., Business
Courtney Callahan, Jr., Sport & Entertainment Management
Amanda Dunnigan, Sr., Early Childhood Education
Megan D'Urso, So., Business
Bridget Halligan, So., Psychology
Stephanie Hellenga, So., Business
Kassandra Kugler, Sr., Psychology
Meridith McKee, Jr., Early Childhood Education
Sharntelle McLean, Jr., Accounting
Morgan Ricke, Jr., Marine Sciences
Megan Sparks, So., Sport & Entertainment Management
Taryn Zack, Jr., Exercise Science

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