37 Tigers Named to SEC 2018-19 Winter Honor Roll

by Judy Willson
37 Tigers Named to SEC 2018-19 Winter Honor Roll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Thirty-seven LSU student-athletes were named to the 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday by Commissioner Greg Sankey. The Winter accolades recognize the LSU sports of men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, and men’s and women’s swimming & diving.

LSU’s list includes eight members of the 2019 NCAA national runner-up gymnastics team, two members of the Sweet 16 men’s basketball team and an All-American diver.

The 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades posted from the 2018 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

Any student-athlete who participates in an SEC championship sport or is 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 is applied for nomination:

(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. letterwinner), 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.


LSU Members of the SEC 2018-19 Winter Academic Honor Roll

Name, Sport, Major

Skylar Mays, Men’s Basketball, Kinesiology

Will Reese, Men’s Basketball, Business Administration

Jailin Cherry, Women’s Basketball, Interdisciplinary Studies

Khayla Pointer, Women’s Basketball, Sport Administration

Rakell Spencer, Women’s Basketball, Sport Administration

Julianna Cannamela, Gymnastics, Interdisciplinary Studies

Christina Desiderio, Gymnastics, Sport Administration

Sami Durante, Gymnastics, Sport Administration

Sarah Finnegan, Gymnastics, Kinesiology

Olivia Gunter, Gymnastics, Mass Communication

Ruby Harrold, Gymnastics, Kinesiology

McKenna Kelley, Gymnastics, Psychology

Ashlyn Kirby, Gymnastics, Accounting

Juan Celaya-Hernandez, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Civil Engineering

Dakota Hurbis, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance

Harrison Jones, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Kinesiology

Cameron Karkoska, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Sport Administration

Alarii Levreault-Lopez, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Petroleum Engineering

Karl Luht, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance

Braden Nyboer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Biological Engineering

Mitchell Petras, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Petroleum Engineering

Luca Pfyffer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Mechanical Engineering

Sven Saemundsson, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Chemical Engineering

Thomas Smith, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Information Systems and Decision Science

Leyre Casarin, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Journalism

Helen Grossman, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Chemical Engineering

Alexandria Ham, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Sport Administration

Kit Hanley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Journalism

Alyssa Helak, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Accounting

Lia Joslin, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Accounting

Cassie Kalisz, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communication

Rileigh Knox, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mathematics

Gabrielle Pick, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Marketing

Nicole Rozier, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Chemical Engineering

Summer Spradley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, International Trade & Finance

Lauren Thompson, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Marketing

Kate Zimmer, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Nutrition and Food Sciences