LSU Places 28 on SEC Winter Honor Roll

by Jesse Delerno
LSU Places 28 on SEC Winter Honor Roll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — LSU placed 28 student-athletes on the 2010-11 Winter Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Thursday.

The LSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams headlined the list with 19 selections, highlighted by four-time NCAA first-team All-American and SEC champion Jane Trepp and first-team All-American Hannes Heyl.

Trepp, a finalist for the SEC’s prestigious H. Boyd McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship, became the first Lady Tiger swimmer in 14 years to win an SEC championship with her conference record-breaking performance in the 100-yard breaststroke and capped off her collegiate career as a 10-time NCAA All-American this past season.

Heyl concluded his career recently with first-team All-America honors in the 100 butterfly.

Three-time All-SEC performer LaSondra Barrett and 2011 SEC All-Defensive Team member Katherine Graham represented the Lady Tiger women’s basketball team on the list.

Barrett, who ranked in the top 15 in the conference in scoring (12.2 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg), also received 2011 State Farm Coaches’ Honorable Mention All-America recognition.

Graham wrapped up her fine career this past season, leading the team in assists (3.2 apg), steals (1.6 spg) and minutes played (30.1 mpg). The Birmingham native was also a standout in the local community and was named to the 2011 SEC Community Service Team.

Six LSU gymnasts garnered SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition, led by All-American Kaleigh Dickson.

A redshirt freshman, Dickson recorded a career-high 39.175 all-around score to earn All-America status in the all-around at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships on April 15. The Oldsmar, Fla., native collected the program’s 106th All-America accolade to push the streak to 19 consecutive years with at least one All-American for the Tigers.

Sophomore Eddie Ludwig represented the men’s basketball team on the Honor Roll. Ludwig, a product of Metairie, La., played in all 32 games this past season, making six starts and averaging 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

A total of 395 student-athletes were named to the 2010-11 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.
The 2010-11 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2010 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. The complete 2010-11 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is available on

2010-11 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

LSU Student-Athlete, Sport, Major
Eddie Ludwig, Men’s Basketball, Management
LaSondra Barrett, Women’s Basketball, Sport Administration
Katherine Graham, Women’s Basketball, Sport Administration
Kaleigh Dickson, Gymnastics, Mass Communication
Samantha Engle, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Lainie Fleming, Gymnastics, Biological Sciences
Janelle Garcia, Gymnastics, Communication Disorders
Ashley Lee, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Shelby Prunty, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
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
Nick Kunkel, Men’s Swimming, Finance
Chris Mericas, Men’s Swimming, Mechanical Engineering
Sean Roddy, Men’s Swimming, Computer Science
Andrei Tuomola, Men’s Swimming, Sport Administration
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
Samantha Goates, Women’s Swimming, History
Audrey Lawson, Women’s Swimming, Kinesiology
Kaelee Mader, Women’s Swimming, Chemical Engineering
Ali Sanford, Women’s Swimming, Communication Studies
Elle Schmidt, Women’s Diving, Mass Communication
Jane Trepp, Women’s Swimming, Psychology
Sally Wood, Women’s Swimming, Kinesiology