ALABAMA ADDS 66 STUDENT ATHLETES TO SEC WINTER ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Wednesday that a total of 66 University of Alabama student-athletes earned a place on the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll. In the SEC, the Crimson Tide ranked second among schools that don’t sponsor equestrian and fifth overall.
Alabama led all conference men’s basketball teams with eight honors and all men’s swimming and diving programs with 21 student-athletes. Riley Norris led the Men’s basketball team, who is set to receive his master’s degree next month and NCAA Champions Robert Howard, Laurent Bams, Knox Auerbach and Zane Waddell led the Crimson Tide swimming.
All 10 members of this year’s Alabama gymnastics team (student-athletes must be a sophomore or better to earn the accolade) made the list. The accomplishment put the Crimson Tide third among the league’s gymnastics teams, led by All-American Abby Armbrecht, who will receive her master’s degree in May.
22 student-athletes of the Alabama women’s swimming and diving team earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, ranking fourth in the SEC, led by All-American Justine Macfarlane.
Five women’s basketball players earned a spot on this year’s honor roll, the fifth-best total in the league, led by Taylor Berry who is slated to graduate this semester.
Student-athletes must earn a 3.0-grade point average or better for either the preceding academic year or their career and be a sophomore or better in academic standing. The winter list honors student-athletes in men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, as well as equestrian and rifle.
This year, Alabama has placed 163 students on the SEC Fall and Winter honor rolls.