Football Lands Record on SEC Academic Honor Roll
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team placed 32 student-athletes on the Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll announced by the Southeastern Conference on Wednesday.
The 32 student-athletes marks a program record for the fall semester and tops the previous high of 28 set in the Fall 2013 semester. The total also marks the second-most Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll members for any football team in the SEC behind South Carolina.
“Our student-athletes work really hard on and off the field as we continue to emphasize the academic growth of our football program,” said head coach Bret Bielema. “Our goal is to accomplish things that have never been done before at Arkansas and I fully expect to continue our academic success.”
Arkansas closed the 2014 season winning three of its final four games against powers LSU, Ole Miss and Texas. The Razorbacks finished 7-6 with a 31-7 win over Texas in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, marking Arkansas’ first winning season since 2011.
Fans can put a deposit down for 2015 season tickets by visiting ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2015 home schedule includes six games in Fayetteville, four against opponents that played in bowl games last season – UTEP, Auburn, Mississippi State and Missouri. Arkansas will also take on Toledo at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
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Southeastern Conference Guidelines for Academic Honor Roll:
The 2014 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll, consisting of 721 student-athletes total, is based on grades from the 2014 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.