Thirty-Three Named to SEC Winter Honor Roll

LSU's Craig Hamilton
LSU's Craig Hamilton
Doug McSchooler
Seth Medvin
Seth Medvin

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU placed 33 student-athletes on the 2012-13 SEC Winter Honor Roll, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

The Swimming and Diving program headlined the list with 11 men and 11 women earning selections. The list was highlighted by seniors Craig Hamilton and Timmy Dasinger.

During Hamilton’s four seasons in Baton Rouge, the Edinburgh, Scotland native recorded LSU’s fastest mile times over 10 times. Hamilton became LSU’s first NCAA First-Team All-American in the mile and the first NCAA First-Team All-American for the program since 2006 after taking seventh in the 1650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships. Hamilton departs LSU with three individual team records and one team relay record. 

Dasinger is one of LSU’s nominees for the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship. In addition, Dasinger is a member of the LSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was named to the SEC Community Service Team his junior and senior campaign.

Eight members of the LSU Gymnastics program received spots on the prestigious list as well. The Gymnastics squad earned a fifth place finish at last weekend’s NCAA Championships, which equaled the second best finish in program history.

Rhegan Courville, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, headlined the group. Courville joined an elite company of LSU gymnasts by winning vault national title at NCAA Individual Event Finals on Sunday.

In addition, Jeanne Kenney and Anne Pedersen of Women’s Basketball and Eddie Ludwig of Men’s Basketball were named to the list. Kenney, a junior guard from Baton Rouge, La., was named the Shaquille O’Neal Champs/Student-Athlete of the Month for January and a Cox Communication Student-Athlete of the Month for April. In addition, Kenney ranked fifth in the conference in assists and led the Lady Tigers in that category as the team reached the Sweet 16.

Ludwig, a senior from Metairie, La., was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive season. The forward was one of three seniors that guided LSU to a 19-12 season during Head Coach Johnny Jones’s first season at the helm.

The 2013 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2012 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. The following criteria should be 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.

Below is a complete list of SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll recipients:

Eddie Ludwig, Men’s Basketball, Economics
Jeanne Kenney, Women’s Basketball, Kinesiology
Anne Pedersen, Women’s Basketball, Sport Administration
Rheagan Courville, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Kaleigh Dickson, Gymnastics, Mass Communication
Casey Duvall, Gymnastics, Biology
Lainie Fleming, Gymnastics, Microbiology
Mckenzie Fox, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Ericka Garcia, Gymnastics, International Studies
Lloimincia Hall, Gymnastics, Sport Administration
Jessie Jordan, Gymnastics, Kinesiology
Shane Coltharp, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance
Timmy Dasinger, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Kinesiology
Frank Greeff, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance
Craig Hamilton, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Sport Administration
Daniel Helm, Men’s Swimming & Diving Sport, Administration
Nick Kunkel, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Finance
Sean McKinney, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Marketing
Chris Mericas, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Mechanical Engineering
Andrew Muller, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Political Science
Matthew Schaefer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Kinesiology
Michael Young, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Sport Administration
Laura Furr, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communication/ History
Parker Glass, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Elementary Grades Education
Chelsea Griffiths, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communication
Kyra Jones, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Chemical Engineering
Audrey Lawson, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Kinesiology
Kaelee Mader, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Chemical Engineering
Mikayda Mills, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Political Science/ Economics
Jennifer Reese, Women’s Swimming & Diving, General Business
Jana Ruimerman, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Kinesiology
Elle Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mass Communication
Sally Wood, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Fitness Studies





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