Forty-Nine Tigers Make Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

by Tanner Craft | LSU Student Assistant
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Forty-Nine Tigers Make Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE, La. – Forty-nine LSU student-athletes were named to the 2020-2021 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 swimming & diving. The roll is based on grades from the 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

LSU’s list includes SEC Diver of the Year Juan Celaya-Hernandez and 29 of his swim & dive teammates, SEC Floor Champion and Specialist of the Year Kiya Johnson and 11 of her gymnastics teammates, five members of the women’s basketball team and two members of the men’s basketball team.

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 are 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.

LSU Members of the 2020-21 Winter Academic Honor Roll

Student-Athlete, Sport, Major
Parker Edwards, Men’s Basketball, Marketing
Aundre Hyatt, Men’s Basketball, Sport Administration
Faustine Aifuwa, Women’s Basketball, second undergrad
Jailin Cherry, Women’s Basketball, Interdisciplinary Studies
Khayla Pointer, Women’s Basketball, Sport Administration
Emily Ward, Women’s Basketball, Mass Communications
Tiara Young, Women’s Basketball, Sport Administration
Rebecca D’Antonio, Gymnastics, Computer Science
Bridget Dean, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Christina Desiderio, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Sami Durante, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Sarah Edwards, Gymnastics, Environmental Engineering
Olivia Gunter, Gymnastics, Mass Communications
Kiya Johnson, Gymnastics, Interdisciplinary Studies
Lexi Nibbs, Gymnastics, Interdisciplinary Studies
Maddie Rau, Gymnastics, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kamryn Ryan, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Alyona Shchennikova, Gymnastics, Interdisciplinary Studies
Caitlin Smith, Gymnastics, Mass Communications
Juan Celaya-Hernandez, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Civil Engineering
Brooks Curry, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dakota Hurbis, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance
Jack Jannasch, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance
Braden Nyboer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Biochemistry
Michael Petro, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance
Luca Pfyffer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Mechanical Engineering
Trent Schachter, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Sport Administration
Manny Vazquez Bas, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Interdisciplinary Studies
Miguel Velasquez, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Marketing
Isak Vikstrom, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Business
Ellie Baldwin, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Sport Administration
Abigail Baumgartner, Women’s Swimming & Diving, English
Kylie Bennett, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Sociology
Johannah Cangelosi, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mechanical Engineering
Maddie Clifton, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Biology
Lexi Daniels, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kit Hanley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communications
Alyssa Helak, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Accounting- Grad School
Natalie Kucsan, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Education
Jolee Liles, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Marketing
Allie McDaid, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Interdisciplinary Studies
Katarina Milutinovich, Women’s Swimming & Diving, International Trade & Finance
Ellen Pack, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Chemical Engineering
Emily Pye, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Communication Disorders
Niamh Robinson, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communications
Summer Stanfield, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Kinesiology
Olivia Taylor, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communications
Brittany Thompson, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Marketing
Anne Tuxen, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communications