Hunter Cole was among the 15 Bulldogs from the baseball team named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
July 11, 2014
ATHENS-----A total of 15 members of the 2014 Georgia baseball team earned a spot on the SEC Academic Roll, the league announced Friday.
Twelve Bulldogs made the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll and an additional three student-athletes were named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
The veteran Bulldogs earning this academic distinction included the following: Hunter Cole (Exercise & Sport Science), Grant Earls (Finance), David Gonzalez (Consumer Journalism), Taylor Hicks (Sport Management), Mike Mancuso (Communication Studies), Sean McLaughlin (Marketing), Pete Nagel (Health & Physical Education), Ross Ripple (Risk Management & Insurance), DJ Smith (Management Information Systems), Brandon Stephens (Communication Studies), Austin Wallace (Management) and Conor Welton (History). The first-year members honored included Michael Carpin (Business), Connor Jones (Business) and Stephen Wrenn (Communication Studies).
Cole, a rising senior third baseman/outfielder, has made the Honor Roll for the third consecutive year. Currently, he is enjoying a splendid summer in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. Cole has a league-best 21 RBI in 18 games plus ranks second in batting at .353. He was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 26th round of the 2014 MLB Draft and has until July 18 to sign with the club or he can opt to return for his final year of wearing the red and black.
The SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2013 Summer, 2013 Fall and 2014 Spring terms, and the student-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above to qualify. Also, they must have completed 24 semester hours toward a degree and been a member of the varsity team for the entire year. The SEC First-Year Academic honor roll is for student-athletes meeting the above criteria that are in their rookie campaign.