July 11, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A total of 86 University of Alabama student-athletes were named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced this week. Alabama and South Carolina were the only schools with more than 80 honorees.
The Crimson Tide’s women’s basketball, men’s swimming and diving and women’s swimming and diving teams led their respective sports. The men’s swimming and diving team led all UA and conference teams with 15 honors. The women’s swimming and diving squad had 10 honorees while women’s basketball tallied five honors.
The 2014 SEC Champion gymnastics (5), women’s tennis (3) and softball (4) teams were second in the league as were the rowing (5), soccer (8), men’s tennis (3) and men’s track and field (8) teams.
The 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2013-14 academic calendar year. To earn a place on the honor roll a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution, be on scholarship or a letter winner, have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit at the nominating institution and have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA championship segment.
The Tide had 49, 48 and 99 student-athletes named to the SEC Fall, Winter and Spring Academic Honor Rolls, respectively, giving Alabama a total of 282 student-athletes on the honor roll for the 2013-14 academic year.