June 30, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama placed 107 students from nine different teams on the Southeastern Conference’s Spring Academic Honor Roll, led by the rowing team with 26 honors, the league office announced Thursday. The Crimson Tide’s total was the best among SEC West schools and second overall, just behind South Carolina.
NCAA champion and Honda Award winner Emma Talley was one of four Alabama women’s golfers to make this list, while All-American Robby Shelton was one of four members of the men’s golf team to earn the honor.
NCAA long jump champion Quanesha Burks and Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American Nia Barnes were among the 18 members of the women’s track and field team to earn the honor while NCAA discus champion Hayden Reed was among the 19 men to take home the accolade.
Haylie McCleney, the Capital One/CoSIDA Softball Academic All-American of the Year, was one of 13 Tide softball players to earn the accolade, while Kyle Overstreet, a member of the SEC All-Defensive Team, was one of 11 members of the Crimson Tide baseball squad to earn the league honor.
The women’s tennis team tallied seven honors, led by the two-time NCAA champion doubles tandem of Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe while men’s tennis tallied five honors.
To earn a place on the honor roll, a student must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for either the preceding academic year or their career and be a sophomore or better in academic standing. The spring list honors those student-athletes that participate in baseball, men’s and women’s golf, rowing, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field. A total of 1,181 SEC student-athletes earned the honor during the spring season.
So far this season, Alabama has placed 221 students on the SEC Fall, Winter and Spring honor rolls. There will additional names added to Tide’s tally when the first-year list comes out later in the summer.
Alabama Students on the 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll