A historic 2014-15 year in the classroom has resulted in a record 61 Mississippi State student-athletes being named to the 2015 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
The 61 honorees are the most among SEC institutions in the sports in which MSU competes.
That record tally comes after Bulldog student-athletes posted a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average for the first time.
Soccer led the way with 16 selections from Aaron Gordon’s squad that recorded a record 3.56 GPA.
The Bulldog soccer team was part of Mississippi State’s women’s sports that posted their highest cumulative GPA ever with a 3.30.
Women’s track and field and softball had five players each named to the list. Volleyball and women’s basketball had four selections each, while women’s tennis had two honorees.
On the men’s side, football placed nine first-year players on the honor roll while baseball and men’s track and field recorded five selections each.
Men’s golf and men’s basketball added three and two student-athletes, respectively, while men’s tennis had one selection to the list.
Each student‐athlete must 1) have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution; 2) be on scholarship or a letter winner; 3) have completed 24 semester hours of non‐remedial credit at the nominating institution; and 4) have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.
The SEC First‐Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2014‐15 academic calendar.
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Aaron Dominguez – Undecided
Cole Gordon – Business Administration
Ryan Gridley – Business Administration
Jesse McCord – Kinesiology
Paxton Stover – Mechanical Engineering
Isaiah Butler – Interdisciplinary Studies
Jeffery Johnson – Interdisciplinary Studies
Kayla Nevitt – Kinesiology
Blair Schaefer – Biological Sciences
Victoria Vivians – Kinesiology
Morgan William – Kinesiology
Ronald Cochran – Undeclared
Jesse Jackson – Industrial Technology
Elgton Jenkins – Criminology
Elijah Staley – Communication
Brandon Bryant – Human Sciences
Jamoral Graham – Human Sciences
Juantavius Gray – Industrial Technology
Grant Harris – Business Administration
Gerri Green – Agriculture Business
Taylor Grant – Business Administration
Tim Walker – Business Administration
Ross Bell – Kinesiology
McKenzie Adams – Kinesiology
Jordan Cossey – Biological Sciences
Rhylee DeCrane – Biological Engineering
Tanya Desouza – Business Administration
Kelly Dorney – Anthropology
Mallory Eubanks – Kinesiology
Payton Gruenewald – Business Administration
Alex Hammett – Biological Sciences
Kayleigh Henry – Kinesiology
Morgan Mills – Psychology
Kelsey Pearce – Biological Sciences
Kirby Retherford – Communication
Peyton Shaffer – Human Sciences
Hannah Smith – Kinesiology
Katelyn Watson – Special Education
￼Ashley Wilson – Kinesiology
Cassady Knudsen – Biological Sciences
Morgan Bell – Business Administration
Carmen Carter – Psychology
Claire Stucker – Business Administration
Holly Ward – Human Sciences
Julian Cash – Business Administration
Alex Corder – Biological Sciences
Louise Ronaldson – Marketing
Men’s Track & Field
Willie Reed – Mechanical Engineering
Chance Stephens – Kinesiology
Curtis Thompson – Accounting
Wesley White – Computer Science
Seth Peace – Business Administration
Women’s Track & Field
Logan Boss – Kinesiology
Rachel Caulkins – Biological Sciences
Tiffany Flynn – Kinesiology
Mia Meydrich – Communication
Carly Terp – Food Science Nutrition Health Promotion
Ericka Timberlake – Communication
Payton Harris – Mechanical Engineering
Cheyenne Spell – Kinesiology
Amber Gass – BSIS
(From MSU Media Relations)