Eleven Track & Field and Cross Country Athletes Named to SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
Baton Rouge, La. – Eleven athletes from the LSU track & field and cross country programs were named to the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll on June 29.
The honorees were Sean ‘Squirrel’ Burrell, Will Dart, Brock Meyer, Luke Witte, Virginia Dirks, Emma Engelhardt, Monique Hardy, Rachel James, Ashley LaJocies, Lorena Rangel, and Shelby Spoor.
The First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2020-21 academic calendar. 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.
First year student-athletes in all sports may be named to the Honor Roll at the conclusion of their first full academic year in residence (spring, fall and summer terms).