Men’s basketball places four on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

The Kentucky men’s basketball team won 32 games last season, was named the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament champion and advanced to the Elite Eight. And the Wildcats achieved all that on-court success while also putting in hard work in the classroom.

The league office announced Wednesday that Kentucky men’s basketball players Jonny David, Isaac Humphries, Dillon Pulliam and Tai Wynyard have been named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll. The Wildcats’ four men’s basketball representatives ranked in the top three in the league.

Kentucky guard Dillon Pulliam was named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday. (photo by Chet White, UK Athletics)

Kentucky guard Dillon Pulliam was named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday. (photo by Chet White, UK Athletics)

The 2016-17 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2016 spring, summer and fall terms. It includes the sports of basketball, equestrian, gymnastics, and swimming and diving. A total of 701 student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll, including 70 from UK.

Any student-athlete who participates in a SEC championship sport or a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution’s NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll. The following criteria will be followed: (1) A student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above for either the preceding academic year (two semesters or three quarters) or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution. (2) If a student-athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average during the summer academic term must be included in the calculation used to determine eligibility for the Academic Honor Roll. (3) Student-athletes eligible for the Honor Roll include those receiving an athletics scholarship, recipients of an athletics award (i.e., letter winner), and non-scholarship student-athletes who have been on a varsity team for two seasons. (4) Prior to being nominated, a student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of non-remedial academic credit toward a baccalaureate degree at the nominating institution. (5) The student-athlete must have been a member of a varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.