Nine Gymnasts named to SEC Academic Honor Roll

Tori Howard earns third conference academic award.

Tori Howard earns third conference academic award.

April 23, 2013

COLUMBIA, Mo.--Nine Mizzou gymnasts received academic recognition on Tuesday (April 23), as announced by the Southeastern Conference office. A total of 40 Tiger student-athletes were named to the 2012-13 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll including sophomores Briana Conkle, Rebecca Johnson and Laura Kappler, juniors Cathryn Aliceaacosta, Mackenzie McGill, Taylor Medrea and Katelyn Trevino and seniors Tori Howard and Sandra Ostad.

The award marks the third consecutive season in which Howard has received conference academic recognition, while the honors are the second for Aliceaacosta, McGill, Medrea, Ostad and Trevino.

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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