UF has 46 athletes on SEC Honor Roll
GAINESVILLE - A total of 46 Florida student-athletes,including 25 football players, are among the 483 student-athletes named to the 2007-08 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll, according to the league office.
The Gators had the third-highest number of athletes named to the honor roll behind South Carolina (65) and Kentucky (60).
Among them are four area football players: WR Riley Cooper, K Joey Ijjas; OL Jim Barrie and DB Telly Concepcion.
To be eligible for the honor roll: 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; 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; and 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.
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 and must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport's entire NCAA Championship segment.
Here is a list of the Gators named to the honor roll by sport and major:
FOOTBALL: Derek Baldry (Sr., Telecommunications); James Barrie (Jr., Political Science); Riley Cooper (So. Sport Management); Javier Estopinan (Sr., Geography); Eddie Haupt (Jr., Zoology); Aaron Hernandez (So., Social and Behavioral Sciences); Markus Manson (Sr., Criminology); Kestahn Moore (Jr. Sport Management); Jonathan Phillips (Jr., Finance); Wondy Pierre-Louis (So., Sociology);
James Smith (Sr. Physiology/Kinesiology); Ryan Stamper (Jr., Criminology); Tim Tebow (So., Family, Youth and Community Sciences); Phil Trautwein (Sr., Family, Youth and Community Sciences); Paul Wilson (So., Sport Management); Telly Concepcion (Sr., Criminology); Andrew Fritze (Jr., Exercise Physiology); Brad Hiers (Jr., History); Joey Ijjas (Sr., Architecture); Andrew Johnson (Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies- Biology); Bobby R. Kane (Sr., Criminology); Christopher Pintado (So., Finance); Vernon Shelton (Sr., Agriculture & Operations Management); Joey Sorrentino (Jr., Exercise Physiology); Cody Worton (So., Civil Engineering).
SOCCER: Jessica Eicken (So. Sport Management); Bianca Gibbs (Sr., Management); Ashley Harris (Sr., Zoology); Caitlin Howard (So., Journalism); Lauren Hyde So., Sport Management); Megan Kerns (Jr., Exercise Physiology); Shelley Lyle (Sr., Political Science); Angela Napolitano (So. Economics);
Vanessa Rangel (So., Accounting); Anne Rose (So., Psychology); Elizabeth "Liz" Ruberry (Sr., Community Health); Jenny Taylor (So., Advertising); Tricia Townsend (So., Marketing).
VOLLEYBALL: Kelsey Bowers (Jr., Public Relations); Maurelle "Marcie" Hampton (Sr., Telecommunications); Kristina Johnson (Jr., Family, Youth and Community Sciences); Lakisya Killingsworth (Sr., Family, Youth and Community Sciences); Amber McCray (Grad. Student Sport Management): Angela McGinnis (Sr., Early Childhood Education); Christina Diaz (Jr., Health Promotions).
PHOTOS: Top, Riley Cooper; Bottom, Joey Ijjas.