Judy WillsonCommunications Associate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Forty-five LSU student-athletes were named to the 2017-18 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday by Commissioner Greg Sankey. The First-Year accolades are based on grades from the 2017-18 academic calendar.
The women’s soccer and women’s swimming & diving teams led the way for LSU with six student-athletes honored from each squad, including All-SEC Second Team defender Chiara Ritchie-Williams.
Five members of the women’s track & field team were recognized, led by All-SEC Second Team honoree Zakiya Denoon from the 4x400m relay squad.
The gymnastics, softball, beach volleyball and men’s swimming & diving teams placed four representatives each on the First-Year Honor Roll.
NCAA doubles national champion Eden Richardson represented the women’s tennis team, one of five LSU teams to have two honorees on the list. The baseball, women’s basketball, football and volleyball teams also had two honorees from each squad. Trey Winstead and Kendall Griffin represented the men’s and women’s golf teams on the honor roll.
Any student-athlete who participates in an SEC championship sport or is a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution’s NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll. The following criteria is applied for nomination:
(1) A student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above for either the preceding academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution.
(2) If a student-athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average during the summer academic term must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the Academic Honor Roll.
(3) Student-athletes eligible for the Honor Roll include those receiving an athletics scholarship, recipients of an athletics award (i.e. letterwinner), and non-scholarship student-athletes who have been on a varsity team for …