Sports Brief

UK leads SEC with athletes on Academic Honor Roll

The SEC Office announced yesterday that UK had 53 student-athletes from winter sports — more than any other school in the conference — on the 2008 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fielded the most student-athletes on the academic honor roll. The women had 17 honorees and the men had 15. The Cats also had five honorees from women’s basketball, five from men’s basketball, eight from gymnastics and three from the rifle team.

Student-athletes named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll must have a 3.0 grade-point average for his or her career or for the previous school year and must be a sophomore or higher in academic standing, among other criteria.