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Record 33 Football Wildcats on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Contact: Carl Nathe

Photo of Derek Abney catch against Louisville
Derek Abney

To earn a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, a player must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average for the academic year or his entire career.

May 2, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- A school-record 33 Kentucky football players have been named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll announced by the league office.

The honor roll covered grades posted through the 2001-2002 school year, therefore the players honored were on the football team during the 2001 season. Kentucky was second in the league for most honorees, trailing only Vanderbilt, which had 36 players on the honor roll. UK’s total of 33 players broke the school record of 20 set in 1996 and matched in 2000.

To earn a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, a player must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average for the academic year or his entire career.


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