June 30, 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - South Carolina topped the 2015-16 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll again, as part of the 876 students gaining the honor announced by commissioner Greg Sankey on Thursday.
The 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2015 summer and fall terms as well as the 2016 spring semester.
Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution's NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll. The following criteria will be followed: (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.
South Carolina topped the league with 99 students, the ninth-consecutive year the Gamecocks led the first-year/freshman listing. Kentucky’s 91 ranked second, while Auburn edged out Alabama for third with 84.
On the season, 381 Gamecocks made the four SEC Academic Honor Rolls, most in the league.
Representing each of the 21 sports sponsored by South Carolina, the full list of Gamecocks on the honor roll follows:
Gamecocks on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Men’s Swimming & Diving (7):
Women’s Swimming & Diving (13):
Men’s Tennis (1):
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country (9):
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