37 from UT make honor roll

Nine Tennessee basketball players and 28 members of the Vols' and Lady Vols' swimming and diving squads made the 2009 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, as released Wednesday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.

A total of 373 conference student-athletes were named from the 12 member schools.

The 2009 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll recognizes team members from the sports of basketball, swimming and diving, bowling, gymnastics and rifle, and is based on grades from the 2008 spring, summer and fall terms.

The Lady Vols had five basketball players and 17 members of the swimming and diving squad, while the Vols added four from the basketball team and 11 from swimming and diving. Last winter, Tennessee had 32 student-athletes make the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Each 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. 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.

Student-athletes eligible for the Honor Roll include those receiving an athletics scholarship, recipients of an athletics award (i.e., letter winner), and nonscholarship student-athletes who have been on a varsity team for two seasons. Prior to being nominated, a student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of non-remedial academic credit toward a baccalaureate degree at the nominating institution. The student-athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport's entire NCAA championship segment.


Men's Basketball (4) -- Quinn Cannington, Jr., Psychology; Ryan Childress, Sr., Communication Studies; Steven Pearl, Jr., Marketing; Tanner Wild, Sr., Sport Management.

Women's Basketball (5) -- Vicki Baugh, Soph., Psychology; Angie Bjorklund, Soph., Psychology; Kelley Cain, Soph., Business; Cait McMahan, Jr., Communication Studies; Sydney Smallbone, Soph., Business.

Men's Swimming and Diving (11) -- Stephen Fortney, Sr., Logistics & Transportation; Greg Houchin, Sr., Psychology; Mattias Kahlin, Soph., Biochemistry/Cellular/Molecular Biology; Forrest Leary, Soph., Logistics & Transportation; Jonas Persson, Jr., Marketing; Ryan Rincon, Sr., Psychology; Geoffrey Sanders, Soph., Chemical Engineering; Jordan Walters, Jr., Theatre; Scott Wherry, Sr., Biomedical Engineering; Chris Winchell, Soph., Marketing; Michael Wolfe, Sr., Mechanical Engineering.

Women's Swimming and Diving (17) -- Aleksa Akerfields, Soph., Advertising; Alex Barsanti, Soph., Sociology; Bryttany Curran, Jr., Psychology; Morgan Farrell, Soph., Psychology; Maria Jugan, Sr., Animal Science; Lauren LeRoy, Sr., Exercise Science; Christine Magnuson, Sr., Exercise Science; Carly Mathes, Sr., Marketing/International Business; Sarah McCall, Sr., Audiology & Speech Pathology; Staley McCartney, Sr., Social Work; Martina Moravcikova, Soph., Global Studies; Brittany Nauta, Sr., Communication Studies; Jill Pierce, Soph., Psychology; Ashley Quinn, Sr., Marketing/International Business; Jamie Saffer, Jr., Journalism & Electronic Media; Danyelle Vincent, Sr., Exercise Science; Tricia Weaner, Soph., Finance/International Business.

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