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College of Education Students Shine on SEC Academic Honor Roll

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Sixty-five University of Kentucky Wildcats – 10 from the College of Education – earned a place on the 2015 Winter Sports Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll announced by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.

UK’s total of 65 honorees is the fourth-most among the 14 league teams. UK has eight representatives from the men’s basketball team,  six from women’s basketball, 12 from gymnastics, 10 from rifle, 10 from men’s swimming and diving and 19 from women’s swimming and diving.

The 2015 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on the grades from the 2014 spring, summer and fall terms. Among other qualifications, a student-athlete must have a grade-point average of 3.00 or above for the preceding academic year or have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above in order to make the honor roll, in addition to being a sophomore or higher in academic standing.

Here is a list of the College of Education honorees, along with each student-athlete’s sport and major:

Taylor Puryear – Gymnastics – Early Childhood Education

Amy Roemmele – Gymnastics – Exercise Science

Montana Whittle – Gymnastics – Exercise Science

Connor Davis – Rifle – Exercise Science

Kyle Higgins – M Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Derrick Smith – M Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Morgan Contino – W Swim & Dive – Social Studies Education

Kate Kelly – W Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Abby Myers – W Swim & Dive – Exercise Science

Sam Shaheen – W Swim & Dive – Elementary Education/Psychology