Georgia First in SEC Football Academic Honor Roll; Third among All Fall Student-Athletes
Garrison Smith was one of 38 UGA football players named to the 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Jan. 30, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. - The 38 University of Georgia football student-athletes named Thursday to the 2013 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll ranks first among all SEC schools. The Bulldogs also totaled 58 fall sports student-athletes named to the list, which ranks third best in the league.

Georgia was followed in the football rankings by Tennessee (34), Vanderbilt (32), Florida (29), Alabama (28), Arkansas (28), Missouri (26), South Carolina (25), Ole Miss (24), Kentucky (23), Auburn (22), Mississippi State (18), Texas A&M (14) and LSU (8).

The top five among all fall sport student-athletes included South Carolina (66), Kentucky (59), Georgia (58), Vanderbilt (54), and Florida (53). However, South Carolina and Kentucky both have a fourth fall sport--men's soccer. Georgia would rank first among all SEC schools sponsoring the three sports of football, volleyball, and women's soccer.

A total of 655 student-athletes from around the SEC were named to the Honor Roll announced by Commissioner Mike Slive. In addition to the 38 football players named to the list, Georgia placed 13 women's soccer players and seven volleyball players on the Honor Roll.

The 2013 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2013 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. 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.

Student-athletes named to the honor roll must carry a grade point average of 3.00 or above for either the preceding academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or a 3.00 at the nominating institution. 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, and the student-athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport's entire NCAA Championship segment.

Georgia student-athletes named to the 2013 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll are as follows:

Football: Faton Bauta (West Palm Beach, Fla., Sport Management); Patrick Beless (Atlanta, Risk Management and Insurance); Michael Bennett (Alpharetta, Ga., Sport Management); Greg Bingham (Columbus, Ga., International Affairs); Chris Burnette (LaGrange, Ga., Business); Corey Campbell (Hephzibah, Ga., Biological Science); Reggie Carter (Snellville, Ga., Undeclared); Jared Chapple (Alpharetta, Ga., Human Development & Family Sciences); Chris Conley (Dallas, Ga., Journalism); Adam Erickson (Athens, Ga., Real Estate); Wright Gazaway (Buford, Ga., Digital & Broadcast Journalism); Devin Gillespie (Grayson, Ga., Criminal Justice); Austin Herod (Woodstock, Ga., Exercise & Sport Science); Merritt Hall (Alpharetta, Ga., Management); Brandon Harton (Reidsville, Ga., Psychology); Ethan Jackson (Sandersville, Ga., Exercise & Sport Science); Kyle Karempelis (Roswell, Ga., Finance); Clint Kirk (Perry, Ga., Management); Tommy Long (Marietta, Ga., Finance); Christian LeMay (Matthews, N.C., Communication Studies); Arthur Lynch (Dartmouth, Mass., History); Taylor Maxey (Statham, Ga., Finance); Keith Marshall (Raleigh, N.C., Management); Rhett McGowan (Calhoun, Ga., Sport Management); Marshall Morgan (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Business); Greg Mulkey (Fairmount, Ga., Agricultural Engineering); Aaron Murray (Tampa, Fla., Psychology); Connor Norman (Duluth, Ga., Exercise & Sport Science); Alex Parsons (Fayetteville, Ga., Exercise & Sport Science); Dillard Pinkston (Dallas, Texas, Management); Thomas Pritchard (Louisville, Ga., Biological Science); Lucas Redd (Jefferson, Ga., Health & Physical Education); Blake Sailors (Athens, Ga., Consumer Economics); Garrison Smith (Atlanta, History); Kosta Vavlas (Tarpon Springs, Fla., Biological Science); Hugh Williams (Atlanta, Advertising); Drew Wilson (Tignall, Ga., Mathematics Education); Chris Young (Hinesville, Ga., Criminal Justice)

Women's Soccer: Torri Allen (Stafford, Va., Biological Sciences); Mackin D'Amico (Cumming, Ga., Exercise & Sport Science); Laura Eddy (Atlanta, Economics); Andie Fontanetta (Neshanic Station, N.J., Communications Studies); Meghan Gibbons (The Woodlands, Texas, Sport Management); Nikki Hill (Scottsdale, Ariz., Biology); Chika Ibiam (Afikpo, Nigeria, Biology); Callie Corbin Langford (Tallahassee, Fla., Psychology); Jill Maloney (Alpharetta, Ga., Political Science & International Affairs); Tori Patterson (Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Risk Management & Insurance); Liliana Rios (Duluth, Ga., Biology); Cara Smith (Evans, Ga., Biology); Caitlin Woody (Boca Raton, Fla., Psychology)

Volleyball: Maggie Baumert (Elkhorn, Neb., Psychology); Inutiraha Le'au (Duarte, Calif., Social Work); Brittany Northcutt (Greensboro, N.C., Communication Studies); Elena Perri (Richland, Mich., Advertising); Gaby Smiley (Alpharetta, Ga., Biology); Stacey Smith (Eden, N.Y., Marketing); Lauren Teknipp (McDonough, Ga., Journalism)



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