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Gamecocks Pace SEC on First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12


COLUMBIA, S.C. – For the fifth time in as many years, South Carolina led the way on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll. A total of 97 first-year student-athletes achieved a minimum 3.00 grade point average for 2011-12. The list includes 608 selections from across the league’s 12 schools for the 2011-12 academic year.

Each student-athlete must 1) have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution; 2) be on scholarship or a letterwinner; 3) have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit at the nomination institution; and 4) have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.

The women’s track and field team led the Gamecocks with 21 members on the team, while women’s swimming and diving placed 10. The full list of South Carolina student-athletes is below:

Baseball (7)
Connor Bright, Business
Seth Constable, Undecided
Tanner English, Criminal Justice
Vince Fiori, Business
Grayson Greiner, Sport Mgmt.
Jordan Montgomery, Business
Joel Seddon, Business

Men’s Basketball (1)
Brenton Williams, African-American Studies

Women’s Basketball (4)
Shelbretta Ball, Criminal Justice
Pamela Decheva, Sport Mgmt.
Tina Roy, Health & Physical Ed.
Aleighsa Welch, Sport Mgmt.

Equestrian (9)
Alexa Anthony, Spanish
Samantha Chiodo, Business
Layla Choate, Business
Melanie Cormier, Psychology
Elizabeth DeGolian, Undeclared
Cody McMillion, Pharmacy
Adele Norton, English
Catherine Pasmore, Business
Katherine Schmidt, Business

Football (8)
KJ Brent, Journalism
Damiere Byrd, Sport Management
Shon Carson, Sport Management
Gerald Dixon Jr., Sport Mgmt.
Deon Green, Business
Kadetrix Marcus, Business
Drew Owens, Business
Brandon Shell, Sport Management

Men’s Golf (3)
Sean Kelly, Business
Will Murphy, Undeclared
Caleb Sturgeon, Sport Management

Women’s Golf (1)
Justine Dreher, Sport Management

Men’s Soccer (6)
Robert Beebe, Biomedical Eng.
Snoopy Davidson, Business
Mahamoudou Kaba, Criminal Justice
Niklas Kivinen, Business
Asa Kryst, Undeclared
Braeden Troyer, Mathematics

Women’s Soccer (6)
Megan Byers, Exercise Science
Sabrina D’Angelo, Exercise Science
Alexa Gainey, Public Health
Christa Neary, Psychology
Andie Romness, Undeclared
Ali Whitney, Business

Softball (4)
Shelby Gonzales, Psychology
Katelynn Howser, Undeclared
Lacey Rother, Sport Management
Kristen Struett, Sport Management

Men’s Swim/Dive (3)
Cole Miller, Biology
Alexander Vance, Sport Management
Jake White, Biomedical Eng.

Women’s Swim/Dive (10)
Morgan Brooks, Exercise Science
Kasey Catalfomo, Biomedical Eng.
Sara Columbus, Sport Management
Sara Drake, Exercise Science
Rachel Elliott  Exercise Science
Annika Jonsson, Broadcast Journalism
Patricia Kranz  Exercise Science
Brooke Obeck, Nursing
Charlotte Ward, Early Childhood Ed.
Elisabeth Worrell, Early Childhood Ed.

Men’s Tennis (4)
Andrew Adams, Undeclared
Ben Barnette  Business
Carl Eguez, Undeclared
Kyle Koch, Biomedical Engineering

Women’s Tennis (1)
Dina Guzairova, Journalism

Men’s Track & Field (6)
Tyler Goodwin, Biology
Kevin Keating, Exercise Science
Adam King, Insurance and Risk Mgmt.
Daniel Novak, Business
Eric Winfrey, Social Work
Kaleb Zuidema, Business

Women’s Track & Field (21)
Morgan Allman, Marine Science
Bryttin Boyde, Anthropology
Ashley Cady, Sport Management
Chalese Davis, Undeclared
Sarah Graham, Business
Christal Green, Environmental Sciences
Tamera Harris, Retail
Magdalen Henderson, Nursing
Ahtyana Johnson, Business
Kayla Lampe, Nursing
Meredith Mill, Political Science
Ashley Miller  Athletic Training
Alexandra Mullin, Biology
Jessica Muse, Undeclared
Leighann Roberts, Biology
Erika Rucker, Nursing
Kelsey Rudeck, Psychology
Samantha Sanchez, Cardiovascular Technology
Melekia Simpson, Exercise Science
Michaela Trew, Sport Management
Megan Wall, Early Childhood Ed.

Volleyball (3)
Lexie Pawlik, Early Childhood Ed.
Bethanie Thomas, Civil Engineering
Christina Vereb, Sport Management



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