Region 8 Razorbacks Caleb Cross and Austin Cook on SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

Fayetteville (UofA) - A total of 43 Razorback freshmen student-athletes earned selection to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced this week. Arkansas saw an increase of freshman academic honor roll selections in 2010 after 39 Razorback freshmen were honored in 2009.

Region 8 Razorbacks Caleb Cross and Austin Cook are both on the Honor Roll. Cross is in Canada preparing for the Junior World Track and Field Championships. The former Newport Greyhound competes in the 110 meter hurdles Friday.

Arkansas' softball and women's track and field teams led the Razorback selections with head coaches Mike Larabee and Lance Harter each placing six team members on the honor roll.

Men's golf and women's tennis each checked in with five selections followed by four from women's golf and men's tennis, three from football and swimming, two from gymnastics and volleyball and one each from baseball, soccer and men's tennis.

"We are proud of the growing number of Razorback freshman student-athletes who have earned selection to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "With the academic and athletic demands placed on student-athletes, it is important that we continue to provide them with the resources to allow them to succeed in all aspects of their collegiate careers. The first-year student-athletes named to this list have demonstrated the ability to successfully balance those responsibilities, progress towards graduation and represent the Razorbacks in their given sports."

Of the student-athletes selected, 11 are kinesiology majors, nine are studying business and three are arts and science majors.  There were 18 different majors represented.

Of the freshmen selected, several were honored by the SEC for their playing prowess as well including softball player Courtney Breault who was named to the SEC All-Freshman team hitting .313 for the season against league opponents.

To be selected, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the institution, be on scholarship or a letterwinner, have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit and have been a member of the varsity team for the sport's entire NCAA Championship season.

2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll

NAME                            SPORT                                       MAJOR

Garrett Methvin             Baseball                                     Kinesiology

Dylan Breeding              Football                                     Business

Austin Tate                    Football                                     Agribusiness

Ronnie Wingo Jr.           Football                                     Business

Austin Cook                  M. Golf                                      Arts and Sciences

Joseph Doramus             M. Golf                                      Finance

Josh Eure                       M. Golf                                      Business

Landon Tujague             M. Golf                                      Business

Kevin Vanden Heuvel     M. Golf                                      Business

Rachel Carpenter           W. Golf                                     International Relations

Emma Lavy                    W. Golf                                     Journalism

Meagan Roberts             W. Golf                                     Business

Victoria Vela                  W. Golf                                     Business

Kelci Lewis                     Gymnastics                                Kinesiology

Amanda Siebert             Gymnastics                                Kinesiology

Allie Chandler               Soccer                                        Communication Disorders

Courtney Breault           Softball                                      Recreation

Stephanie Brewer           Softball                                      Health Science

Morgan Clark                Softball                                      Math

Chelsea Cohen              Softball                                      Nutrition

Hope McLemore             Softball                                      Health Science

Brea Van De Pol             Softball                                      Kinesiology

Dannica Brennan          W. Swimming                            Arts and Sciences

Haley Smith                   W. Swimming                            Kinesiology

Kelsea Vance                  W. Swimming                            Biology

Halmon Fess                  M. Tennis                                  Business

Lindsey Gray                  W. Tennis                                  Chemical Engineering

Annemign Koenen         W. Tennis                                  International Business

Claudine Paulson           W. Tennis                                  Nutrition

Valentina Starkova        W. Tennis                                  Kinesiology

Kelsey Sundaram            W. Tennis                                  Animal Science

Derek Benner                 M. Track                                    Engineering

Jordan Bryant                M. Track                                    Arts and Sciences

Caleb Cross                    M. Track                                    Engineering

Seth Haynes                   M. Track                                    Biology

Katelin Cherry               W. Track                                    Engineering

Tiffanie Johnston          W. Track                                    Arts and Sciences

Paige Johnson                W. Track                                    English/Journalism

Caroline McCombs        W. Track                                    Kinesiology

Rachel Werner               W. Track                                    Kinesiology

Keri Wood                     W. Track                                    Marketing

Amanda Anderson         Volleyball                                  Kinesiology

Cassandra Clarke           Volleyball                                  Kinesiology