The University of Alabama led the SEC with 136 athletes named to the Spring Academic Honor Roll, it was announced on Wednesday. It is the third straight year Alabama has led the conference in Spring Academic Honor Roll recipients.
To earn a spot on the Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must earn a 3.0 GPA for the previous year or for their career and be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. The SEC’s first-year Spring Academic Honor Roll will be announced in July.
The rowing team led the way with 40 athletes named to the Spring Academic Honor Roll, most of any team in the conference. Alabama’s website listed 49 sophomores, juniors and seniors on the rowing team for 2017-18, meaning more than 80 percent of those eligible were named to the honor roll.
Men’s golf landed seven on the honor roll, including All-Americans Lee Hodges and Davis Riley. Softball had 12 student-athletes on the list.
Alabama’s baseball team had 14 athletes named to the honor roll, third-most among SEC baseball teams. That makes up almost half of the 29 sophomores, juniors and seniors on the roster this spring. Of those 14 athletes, four were graduate students: Tyler Adams, Hunter Alexander, Keith Holcombe and Connor Short.
Women’s track and field included 35 members on the honor roll, while men’s track and field included 15 on the team. Men’s tennis had four honorees and women’s tennis had three.
The Spring Academic Honor Roll includes athletes from baseball, men’s and women’s golf, rowing, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s track and field. Alabama placed a combined 299 athletes on the SEC’s Academic Honor Roll including those on the Fall and Winter honor rolls.
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