Thirty-Two on SEC Winter Honor Roll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — LSU placed 32 student-athletes on the 2014 SEC Winter Honor Roll as announced by the league office.
Eighteen members of the LSU Swimming and Diving team highlighted the list which included All-American First-Team Cassie Weil and All-American Honorable Mention Frank Greeff.
In just two years on campus, Weil has set program records on the three-meter springboard and platform. This season, the Hillsboro, Ore. native finished seventh on platform and 12th on three-meter at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Weil also earned bronze medals on three-meter and platform at SEC Championships.
Greeff earned his second All America honor at NCAA Championships this spring. The South Africa native broke his own program record in the 200 fly at the championship meet and finished 10th place overall. This season, Greeff also accomplished the second-fastest 200 IM (1:46.25) and third-fastest 100 fly (46.80) times in program history.
Ten members of the gymnastics team earned a spot on the academic honor roll, including 2014 All-Americans Rheagan Courville, Kaleigh Dickson, Lloimincia Hall, Jessie Jordan, Sarie Morrison and Jessica Savona.
The LSU gymnastics team recorded the best finish in school history by earning third place at the NCAA Super Six Finals on April 19. The Tigers established a school record with 13 consecutive meets with a score of 197 or higher, including a program-record 198.325 in the NCAA Regional that tied as the nation’s highest score of the season.
Courville capped the gymnastics team’s remarkable 2014 season by repeating as NCAA vault national champion, her second individual national title and the 10th in program history.
LSU women’s basketball had four players pick up academic honor roll status which includes all three members of its senior class Jeanne Kenney, Shanece McKinney and Theresa Plaisance as the Lady Tigers recorded their third straight 20-win season and second consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 berth.
Plaisance and McKinney will attend WNBA Training Camps which open Sunday. Plaisance was selected in the third round by the Tulsa Shock, while McKinney was a free agent training camp invitee by the New York Liberty. The duo finished fourth and fifth respectively on LSU’s all-time blocks list, while Kenney moved her way into the program’s top 10 in three-pointers and assists. Plaisance is one of 18 LSU players to collect over 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds.
The 2014 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2013 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.
2013-14 WINTER SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL MEMBERS
Student-Athlete, Sport, Major
Jeanne Kenney, W Basketball, Kinesiology
Shanece McKinney, W Basketball, Sport Administration
Anne Pedersen, W Basketball, Sport Administration
Theresa Plaisance, W Basketball, Sport Administration
Rheagan Courville, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Kaleigh Dickson, Gymnastics, Master of Mass Communication
Casey Duvall, Gymnastics, Biological Sciences
Lainie Fleming, Gymnastics, Micro Biology
Michelle Gauthier, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Lloimincia Hall, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Jessie Jordan,, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Sarie Morrison, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Jessica Savona, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Randii Wyrick,, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Colin Finnegan, M Swimming, Mechanical Engineering
Frank Greeff, M Swimming, Finance
Kevin Leong, M Swimming, General Business
Sean McKinney, M Swimming, Marketing
Alex Bettridge, W Swimming, Graphic Design
Torrey Bussey, W Swimming, Sport Administration
Amber Carter, W Swimming, Sociology
Laura Furr, W Swimming, Mass Communication
Parker Glass, W Swimming, Elementary Education
Kyra Jones, W Swimming, Chemical Engineering
Taryn MacKenzie, W Swimming, Kinesiology
Jennifer Reese, W Swimming, Finance
Stacey Stanfield, W Swimming, English
Danielle Stirrat, W Swimming, Psychology
Emily Weaner, W Swimming, General Business
Sophie Weber, W Swimming, Sociology
Cassie Weil, W Swimming, Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising
Rainey White,, W Swimming, Sociology