Twenty-Seven on SEC Winter Honor Roll

by Jesse Delerno
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Twenty-Seven on SEC Winter Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE — LSU placed 27 student-athletes on the 2009-10 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll as released by the league office Tuesday. 

The LSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams headlined the list with 20 selections, highlighted by junior Jane Trepp. A five-time NCAA All-American who owns seven school records, Trepp earned a spot on the Honor Roll for the third time in her career.

Three members of the LSU gymnastics team made the list, including three-time national champion Susan Jackson. Last weekend, Jackson became the first gymnast in program history to capture the all-around national title at the NCAA Championships, and she also won the beam title. Junior Samantha Engle, a 2010 Second-team All-American on uneven bars, and senior Sabrina Franceschelli, a 2009 Second-team All-American in the all-around competition, were also recognized on the list. 

Sophomore LaSondra Barrett and senior Andrea Kelly represented the Lady Tiger basketball team on the Honor Roll. Barrett, a 2010 Coaches All-SEC Second Team member, led the Lady Tigers in rebounding this past season with 6.6 per game and was their second-leading scorer (12.8 ppg).

Senior Alex Farrer and junior Chris Beattie were tabbed from the Tiger basketball team. Farrer, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., was named to the list for the fourth time in his career.

The 2009-10 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2009 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.
 
Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or 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 should be followed:

(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., letter winner), and non-scholarship student-athletes who have been on a varsity team for two seasons.

(4) 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.

(5) The student-athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.

2009-10 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Player, Sport, Major
Chris Beattie, Men’s Basketball, Civil Engineering
Alex Farrer, Men’s Basketball, Sport Management
LaSondra Barrett, Women’s Basketball, Kinesiology
Andrea Kelly, Women’s Basketball, Biological Sciences
Samantha Engle, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Sabrina Franceschelli, Gymnastics, Elementary Education
Susan Jackson, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Todd Burford, Men’s Swimming, Mechanical Engineering
Clint Hallum, Men’s Swimming, Information Systems & Decision Sciences
Laust Helmig, Men’s Swimming, Economics
Hannes Heyl, Men’s Swimming, Finance
Martin Jungfleisch, Men’s Swimming, Finance
David Kingsford, Men’s Swimming, General Business
Andrew Reynolds, Men’s Swimming, Mechanical Engineering
Luc Rykosky, Men’s Swimming, Finance
Nate Telep, Men’s Swimming, Sociology
Matt Vieke, Men’s Diving, Management
Lamar Weeks, Men’s Swimming, Sport Administration
Eric Zeller, Men’s Swimming, Construction Management
Brooke Barnett, Women’s Swimming, Kinesiology
Kannon Betzen, Women’s Swimming, Biological Sciences
Samantha Goates, Women’s Swimming, History
Lauren Grandy, Women’s Swimming, Mass Communication
Leigh Ann King, Women’s Swimming, Mass Communication
Morgan McGee, Women’s Swimming, Elementary Education
Shanna Spears, Women’s Swimming, Microbiology
Jane Trepp, Women’s Swimming, Psychology