April 22, 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama had 59 student-athletes earn a place on the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Friday. The Crimson Tide’s total was fifth overall and first among those schools that do not sponsor equestrian.
The Tide’s men’s swimming and diving team (22) and gymnastics team (12) both led the SEC in their respective sports.
A league-best 22 members of the men’s swimming and diving team that finished sixth at this year’s NCAA Championships earned the accolade, led by 2016 SEC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year Connor Oslin and three-time NCAA Champion Kristian Gkolomeev.
An SEC-best 12 members of this year’s Alabama gymnastics third-place NCAA Championship team made the list, led by three-time NCAA Elite 90 Award recipient Lauren Beers and 2016 NCAA vault champion Katie Bailey.
A total of 18 members of the Alabama women’s swimming and diving team earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, led by All-Americas Bridget Blood and Mia Nonnenberg.
The women’s basketball squad placed four players on the list, led by Nikki Hegstetter, who is finishing her master’s degree in marketing. Three men’s basketball players earned the honor, including CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree Retin Obasohan who is also finishing a master’s degree.
To earn a place on the honor roll, a student-athlete 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 winter list honors those student-athletes that participate in men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics and men’s and women’s swimming and diving as well as equestrian and rifle.
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll