The University of Alabama led all SEC schools with 127 athletes on the spring academic honor roll, the league office announced on Monday. It’s the second year that UA has led the conference in representatives on the spring academic honor roll.
The UA rowing team supplied 36 of the athletes on the honor roll to lead the way. That tied for the most student-athletes from a single team anywhere in the conference this spring.
Alabama baseball had 16 athletes on the honor roll, the second most of any SEC baseball program. Senior reliever Mike Oczypok was on the honor roll for the fourth consecutive year. He was also named to the 2013 first-year academic honor roll. Oczypok completed his MBA in May.
The men’s golf team had seven student-athletes included, tied for second most in the league. That included 2017 Southern Amateur Champion Jonathan Hardee. UA softball had 14 athletes on the honor roll, including Academic All-Americans Chandler Dare and Sydney Littlejohn.
Women’s track and field had 25 members honored. The men’s track and field team had 14 members included. Women’s tennis had five student-athletes on the honor roll, while men’s tennis had four.
The spring academic honor roll includes athletes in spring sports based on grades from the previous summer, fall and spring terms. Athletes must have a 3.0 grade point average in the previous academic year or a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
The 2017 spring academic honor roll included a total of 1,245 student-athletes across all SEC schools. Alabama has had 270 total athletes named to the SEC’s fall, winter and spring academic honor rolls. The list of first-year academic honor roll student-athletes will be announced later this week.