Texas A&M had 66 student-athletes on the 2021-22 Winter Southeastern Conference Academic Honors Roll, announced Friday by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.
Dutch graduate and TAMU basketball player Hayden Hefner was added to the list. He is studying business administration at A&M.
The Winter SEC 2021-22 Academic Honor Roll includes student-athletes from five different sports within the A&M Athletics Division. Equestrian achieved 34 school best honors overall, followed by women’s swimming and diving with the second most, receiving 17 selections.
“I’m incredibly proud to be able to celebrate the academic excellence our student-athletes have shown this winter,” said Athletics Director Ross Bjork. “Our student-athletes are leaders on this campus and their hard work across the board is recognized and appreciated. As an athletics department, we strive to create opportunities for our student-athletes through championship sports, and the Center for Student-Athlete Services has done a tremendous job of doing that.”
“I’m very proud of our student athletes and the Texas A&M athletics department as we continue to prioritize excellence in the classroom,” said Joe Fields, Senior Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Services. “Our student athletes are asked to compete at the highest level, both athletically and academically. Our Winter Academic Honor Roll recipients demonstrate our student-athletes commitment to meeting these standards.”
The following criteria were met:
(1) A student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher for either the previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher at the nominating institution.
(2) If a student-athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average during the academic summer semester must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the Academic Roll of Honor.
(3) Eligible student-athletes for the roll of honor include those receiving a track and field scholarship, recipients of a track and field award (ie, letter winners), and non-scholarship student-athletes who have been on a collegiate team for two seasons.
(4) Prior to nomination, a student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 semesters or 36 quarter hours of ineligible coursework for a bachelor’s degree at the nominating institution.
(5) The student-athlete must have been a member of a collegiate team for the entire segment of the sport’s NCAA championship