Seventy-Eight Tigers on SEC Spring Honor Roll

by Matt Dunaway
Seventy-Eight Tigers on SEC Spring Honor Roll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU placed 78 student-athletes on the 2011 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll as released by the league office. The 78 representatives are the most since the Tigers notched 76 selections in 2006.  

The Tigers baseball team garnered 11 picks on the list. Outfielder and first round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays, Mikie Mahtook, highlighted the group. Mahtook, a sports administration major, is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award as the top college baseball player in the country and an All-SEC First Team selection.

NCAA Division One Men’s Golf Champion John Peterson was one of five men’s golfers to make the list. Peterson, a senior sports administration major, was the first men’s golfer in 70 years to capture the individual national championship after shooting five-under for the tournament.

The Tigers softball team witnessed 10 student-athletes making the list, illuminating the emphasis on taking care of business in the classroom that retiring head Coach Yvette Girouard instilled in her program. Both starting pitchers, Brittany Mack and Rachele Fico, stick out on the list. Mack, a kinesiology major, struck out 209 batters en route to a 20-7 record and NFCA All-American Third-Team selection. Fico, a sports administration major, posted a 14-10 record.

LSU’s track and field programs racked up 31 members on the honor roll. The women’s team finished with 13 on the list and was only bested by the men with 18. The men’s team honorees was sparked by marketing major Michael Lauro, who won two All-America honors in the men’s hammer throw at the NCAA Championships.

A total of 1,032 student-athletes were named to the 2011 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
The 2011 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2010 summer, 2010 fall and 2011 spring 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.
2011 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll:

Athlete, Sport, Major
Ben Alsup, Baseball, Sports Administration
Kevin Berry, Baseball, Sports Administration
Daniel Bradshaw, Baseball, Finance
Kirk Cunningham, Baseball, Sports Administration
Grant Dozar, Baseball, Management
Matt Fury, Baseball, Chemical Engineering
Mike Lowery, Baseball, Management
Mikie Mahtook, Baseball, Sports Administration
Austin Nola, Baseball, Sports Administration
Raph Rhymes, Baseball, Sports Administration
Jordy Snikeris, Baseball, Finance
Austin Gutgsell, Men’s Golf, Marketing
Ken Looper, Men’s Golf, Marketing
Andrew Loupe, Men’s Golf, Sports Administration
John Peterson, Men’s Golf, Sports Administration
Clayton Rotz, Men’s Golf, Sports Administration
Sang Yi, Men’s Golf, Sports Administration
Jacqueline Hedwall, W. Golf, Sports Administration
Lindy LaBauve, Women’s Golf, Economics
Megan McChrystal, Women’s Golf, Management
Abby Oberthier, Women’s Golf, Sports Administration
Tessa Teachman, Women’s Golf, Mass Communications
Amalie Valle, Women’s Golf, Sports Administration
Ashley Applegate, Softball, Elementary Education
Allison Falcon, Softball, Biological Sciences
Rachele Fico, Softball, Sports Administration
Ashleigh Kuhn, Softball, Kinesiology
Brittany Mack, Softball, Kinesiology
Jessica Mouse, Softball, Sports Administration
Heidi Pizer, Softball, Elementary Education
Tiffany Shaw, Softball, Sports Administration
Cassie Trosclair, Softball, Kinesiology
Anissa Young, Softball, Sports Administration
Olivier Borsos, Men’s Tennis, Psychology
Sebastian Carlsson, Men’s Tennis, Biological Sciences
Julien Gauthier, Men’s Tennis, Management
Tom Knights, Men’s Tennis, Sports Administration
John Michaelis, Men’s Tennis, Biological Sciences
David Roberts, Men’s Tennis, Accounting
Neal Skupski, Men’s Tennis, General Studies
Stefan Szacinski, Men’s Tennis, International Trade & Finance
James Turbervill, Men’s Tennis, Sports Administration
Kylie Adamek, Women’s Tennis, Biological Sciences
Yvette Vlaar, Women’s Tennis, Management
Ebie Wilson, Women’s Tennis, Kinesiology
Whitney Wolf, Women’s Tennis, Kinesiology
Joseph Caraway, Men’s Track, Nutritional Sciences
Richard Chautin, Men’s Track, International Trade & Finance
Mark DeBlanc, Men’s Track, Marketing
Luke Dessauer, Men’s Track, Agricultural Business
Josh Dominguez, Men’s Track, Kinesiology
Cullen Doody, Men’s Track, Biological Sciences
Michael Florek, Men’s Track, Construction Management
Brandon Gordon, Men’s Track, Finance
Michael Lauro, Men’s Track, Marketing
Marcus McGehee, Men’s Track, Mass Communications
Aaron Moore, Men’s Track, Civil Engineering
Daniel Obioha, Men’s Track, Kinesiology
Kyle Rose, Men’s Track, Kinesiology
Ross Roubion, Men’s Track, History
Ryan Roubion, Men’s. Track, Kinesiology
Alan Sticker, Men’s Track, Kinesiology
James Thurn, Men’s Track, Information Systems & Decision Sciences
Anthony Whitaker, Men’s Track, Civil Engineering
Brianne Bergeron, Women’s Track, Kinesiology
Laura Carleton, Women’s Track, Management
Katie Carroll, Women’s Track, Sports Administration
Brea Goodman, Women’s Track, Psychology
Dakota Goodman, Women’s Track, Psychology
Abbey Karin, Women’s Track, Kinesiology
Brieanna Kennedy, Women’s Track, Kinesiology
Rachel Laurent, Women’s Track, Economics
Danielle Martin, Women’s Track, Architecture
Leigh-Ann Naccari, Women’s Track, Biological Sciences
Melissa Ogbourne, Women’s Track, Human Resource Education & Workforce Development
Lindsay Roe, Women’s Track, Elementary Education
Lauren Saucier, Women’s Track, Kinesiology