Alabama Football Freshmen Lead SEC Academically

Eddie Lacy's doin all right, getting good grades...

The Southeastern Conference announced its 2010 Freshmen Academic Honor Roll today and the Crimson Tide football squad simply dominated. A full dozen of the Alabama players were honored for their first year academic achievements -- no other school's football team produced more than six.

In fact, the Alabama football team was first among all men's sports from every school across the conference. The UA athletics department also points out that the team led the nation last year with 13 graduates on its roster, "a number that increased to 21 for the National Championship Game following December ceremonies." It's part of a trend we've noticed since Coach Saban's arrival at the Capstone.

The players include:

Player Major
Kenny Bell Health Sciences
Chris Bonds Kinesiology
D.J. Fluker Health Sciences
Nico Johnson Criminal Justice
Kendall Kelly Undeclared
Eddie Lacy Undeclared
A.J. McCarron Public Relations
William Ming Pre-Business
Kevin Norwood Health Sciences
Trent Richardson Undeclared
Chance Warmack Undeclared
Kellen Williams Education

A total of 547 freshmen student-athletes were named to the 2010 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll, including a combined 43 Alabama student-athletes representing 13 teams. The University of South Carolina topped the list with a total of 67 student athletes.

To be included on the conference's freshman academic honor roll each student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above while completing at least 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit. In terms of athletics they must be on scholarship or a letter winner as a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.

A list of the rest of Alabama's Freshman Honor Roll honorees follows the jump.

Athlete Sport Major
Danny Collins Baseball  Undeclared
Tucker Hawley Baseball  Undeclared
Adam Windsor Baseball  Undeclared
Ben Eblen M. Basketball  Pre-Business
Jennifer Kirby W. Golf  Pre-Business
Courtney Bell Gymnastics Human Environmental Sciences
Marissa Gutierrez Gymnastics Human Environmental Sciences
Mary Hauswirth Gymnastics Chemical Engineering
Ashley Sledge Gymnastics  Public Relations
Sarah Eadon Rowing  General Health
Jennifer Johnson Rowing  Journalism
Jessica Parker Rowing  Pre-Med
Mariah Styer Rowing  Marketing
Kelsey Breaugh W. Soccer  Communications
Lindsey Sillers W. Soccer  Pre Major Studies
Katie Woolbright W. Soccer  Management & Marketing
Jackey Branham Softball  Secondary Education
Kayla Braud Softball  Public Relations
Courtney Conley Softball  Physical Education
Keima Davis Softball  Pre-Major Studies
Lauren Sewell Softball  Education
Jake Reynolds M. Swim Pre Physical Therapy
Robert Scrip M. Swim Engineering
Reese Shirey M. Swim Pre Med
Julia Etterer W. Swim Math
Ian Chadwell M. Tennis Lower Division Finance
Elsbeth Denton W. Track Pre-Med
Alexis Paine W. Track English
Lee Stowers W. Track Exercise Science
Katlyn Will W. Track Exercise Science
Kayla Fitterer Volleyball Lower Division Accounting
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