April 23, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo--Four Missouri Women's Basketball players received academic recognition on Tuesday (April 23), as announced by the Southeastern Conference office. Sophomores Morgan Eye, Bree Fowler and Kyley Simmons along with senior Liz Smith, join 36 other Tigers student-athletes, on the 2012-13 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.
While the academic honors are the first for all four from the Southeastern Conference, this marks the second year in a row that Eye, Fowler and Smith have received academic recognition as they were named to the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 First team as well.
A total of 466 student-athletes were named to the Honor Roll, 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.
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