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LSU Places Forty-Five Student-Athletes On SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago April 22, 2016 Apr 22, 2016 Friday, April 22 2016 April 22, 2016 11:03 PM in LSU Sports
Source: LSU Athletics
By: LSU Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Forty-five LSU student-athletes from the men's basketball, women's basketball, gymnastics, and swimming and diving teams earned spots on the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll as announced by the league office Friday. 

The swimming and diving team led the way for LSU with 29 student-athletes, including all-Americans Logan Rysemus, Cassie Weil and Leah Troskot. The women’s program placed 19 student-athletes on the list for the second-straight year.

Rysemus rounded out his junior season with all-America honors in the 100 fly and 100 back. The Tacoma, Washington native broke the school record in both events and also earned silver at SEC Championships. Rysemus became the first swimmer in school history to go sub-46 in both the 100 fly and 100 back.

 

Weil capped a remarkable career as a six-time all-American between three-meter and platform. At NCAA Championships, Weil earned the highest finish for a Lady Tiger at the national event since 2004 as she finished fifth on platform.

 

Troskot also earned all-America honors in the 100 free after earning a spot in the consolation final. The junior finished 13th overall with a personal-best time of 48.37. Troskot became the fifth Lady Tiger in school history to earn the honors in the 100 free and the first since Amanda Kendall in 2011.


Ten LSU gymnasts earned spots on the honor roll. Those listed include Sydney Ewing, Michelle Gauthier, Ashleigh Gnat, Myia Hambrick, Erin Macadaeg, Kylie Moran, Shonacee Oliva, Jessica Savona, Randii Wyrick and Shae Zamardi.

 

The gymnastics team is fresh off a school-record finish at the 2016 NCAA Championships where the Tigers were the national runner-up. LSU earned a 197.4500 to place second, the highest finish in school history, as the Tigers reached the NCAA Super Six for the fifth time in program history and the third time in the last four seasons.


Seniors Ann Jones and Anne Pedersen, junior Rina Hill and sophomore Jenna Deemer earned accolades on the women’s basketball team. Pedersen and Jones have already earned their bachelor’s degrees from LSU. Pedersen, who is currently working on her master’s degree in sport pedagogy, is a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Hill picks up her third-straight honor roll designation by the league office, and Deemer was a member of the SEC’s First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2014-15.

LSU men’s basketball was represented by Henry Shortess and Brandon Eddlestone, both multiple time members of the list. Shortess, who will graduate in three years in May, was given a scholarship by Coach Johnny Jones this semester for his dedicated work to help make the program better.

 

The 2015-16 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2015 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. A total of 667 student-athletes received accolades around the conference.


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 is 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.

LSU’s complete 2015-16 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll follows:

Brandon Eddlestone – Men’s Basketball – Accounting

Henry Shortess – Men’s Basketball – Management

Jenna Deemer – Women’s Basketball – Kinesiology

Rina Hill – Women’s Basketball – General Business

Ann Jones – Women’s Basketball – Interdisciplinary Studies

Anne Pedersen – Women’s Basketball – Pedagogy

Sydney Ewing – Gymnastics – Kinesiology

Michelle Gauthier – Gymnastics – Kinesiology

Ashleigh Gnat – Gymnastics – Sport Administration

Myia Hambrick – Gymnastics – Mass Communication

Erin Macadaeg – Gymnastics – Marketing

Kylie Moran – Gymnastics – Kinesiology

Shonacee Oliva – Gymnastics – Kinesiology

Jessica Savona – Gymnastics – Kinesiology

Randii Wyrick – Gymnastics – Sport Administration

Shae Zamardi – Gymnastics – Sport Administration

Harry Ackland – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Marketing

Silas Dejean – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Marketing

Elliot Dewlen – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Construction Management

Austin Drummond – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Finance

Brandon Goldman – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Finance

Alex Linge – Men’s Swimming and Diving – General Business

Devin Mccaffrey – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Plant & Soil Systems

Damen Pheiffer – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Coastal Environmental Science

Logan Rysemus – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Political Science

Andrew Suchla – Men’s Swimming and Diving – Kinesiology

Allie Alter – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Textiles, Apparel, & Merchandising

Angele Cherbonnier – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Finance

Megan Cox – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Marketing

Jessie James – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Sport Administration

Kara Kopcso – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Kinesiology

Katie Lagarde – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Kinesiology

Jane Macdougall – Women’s Swimming and Diving – General/Special Education

Taryn Mackenzie – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Kinesiology

Hannah Martin – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Kinesiology

Caley Oquist – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Sport Administration

Stacey Stanfield – Women’s Swimming and Diving – English

Madison Sthamann – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Kinesiology

Danielle Stirrat – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Psychology

Leah Troskot – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Mechanical Engineering

Sophie Weber – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Finance

Cassie Weil – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Textiles, Apparel, & Merchandising

Makenna Wilson – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Mass Communication

Kari Wray – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Mechanical Engineering

Kate Zimmer – Women’s Swimming and Diving – Nutrition & Food Sciences

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