Women’s Basketball Features Five On SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
Women’s Basketball Features Five On SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The LSU women’s basketball team had five players featured on the Winter 2020-21 SEC Honor Roll as announced by the league on Wednesday morning.

Faustine Aifuwa (pre-physical therapy), Jailin Cherry (interdisciplinary studies), Khayla Pointer (sport administration), Emily Ward (mass communications) and Tiara Young (sport administration) earned the nod for this season’s accolades. It is Pointer’s third season named to the Honor Roll and the second for Cherry and Ward.

The 2020-21 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll includes the sports of basketball, equestrian, gymnastics and swimming & diving. It is based on grades from the 2020 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 will 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.