MSU places 49 on first year SEC honor roll

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A total of 49 Mississippi State student-athletes were named to the 2015-16 First-Year Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Thursday.

The 49 Bulldogs span 13 sports (baseball, football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track and field, women’s track and field and volleyball) and are part of a total 876 student-athletes named to the list across the 14 SEC schools.

Baseball and football placed an MSU-best eight on the list, with men’s track and field not far behind with seven. Softball had the most among women’s programs with five, as women’s soccer and women’s track and field each had four named.

Along with having posted an MSU-best 3.32 grade point average, men’s tennis posted three of its own to the honor roll, while men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s tennis each tallied two. Men’s and women’s basketball rounded out the group with one apiece.

The SEC First‐Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2015‐16 academic calendar.

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.

2015-16 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Baseball (8)
Luke Alexander – Pre‐Accounting
Trysten Barlow – Kinesiology
Ryan Cyr – Business Administration
Parker Ford – Biological Sciences
Noah Hughes – Pre‐Accounting
Jake Mangum – Finance
Konnor Pilkington – Kinesiology
Ethan Small – Kinesiology

Football (8)
Nick Gibson – Undeclared
Justin Johnson – Criminology
Mark McLaurin – Business
Harrison Moon – Kinesiology
Alec Murphy – Business
Maurice Smitherman – Kinesiology
Nick Tiano – Business
Darryl Williams – Kinesiology

Men’s Basketball (1)
Jett Jobe – Secondary Education

Women’s Basketball (1)
Zion Campbell – Political Science 

Men’s Golf (2)
Jacob Ross – Management
Seven Soller – Business Economics

Women’s Golf (2)
Katie Holt – Business Administration
Bianca Theron – Mathematics

Women’s Soccer (4)
Elva Astthorsdottir – Mathematics
Lauryn Bruffett – Biological Science
Kiley Martens – Criminology
Courtney Robicheaux – Human Sciences

Softball (5)
Regan Green – Undecided
Emily Heimberger – Biological Sciences
Taylor Kelly – Broadcast Meteorology
Kat Moore – Criminology
Sabrina Turner – Finance

Men’s Tennis (3)
Niclas Braun – Business Administration
Trevor Foshey – Kinesiology
Lucas Sanchez – Business Administration

Women’s Tennis (2)
Caroline Kelly – Kinesiology
Anastasia Rentouli – Business Administration

Men’s Track and Field (7)
Lawrence Crawford – Kinesiology
Gralyn Jones – Kinesiology
JT Mackay – Business
Tristan Orman – Kinesiology
Quintin Reiser – Business
Robert Rose – Biological Sciences
Zachary Weaver – International Business

Women’s Track and Field (4)
Shannon Fair – Kinesiology
Antonia Hehr – Biological Sciences
Kristy Terp – Biological Sciences
Zaria Tillman – Business

Volleyball (2)
Katie Nicholson – Business Administration
Torrey Tinney – Business Administration

(From MSU Media Relations)

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