Track And Field Teams Place 10 Athletes On SEC Academic Honor Roll

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May 10, 2000

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ten members of the Ole Miss men's and women's track and field teams were named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced on Wednesday.

"I am proud of these 10 student-athletes," said Ole Miss head coach Joe Walker. "They have worked hard in the classroom and athletic competition, and it is a tremendous honor for them to receive this recognition. These 10 student-athletes represent the track and field program and the University in a positive manner, and they are very deserving of this honor."

Seniors John Frierson, Daya Hampton and Leah White led the 10-member group, marking the third consecutive year that all three earned SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades. Frierson had a 3.56 grade-point average in Managerial Finance, while Hampton earned a 3.41 grade-point average in Elementary Education. White posted a 3.47 grade-point average in Psychology.

Three other Ole Miss track and field performers?senior Ryan Palmer and juniors Kelly Gable and Brandy Mack?made the league's academic honor roll for a second straight year. Palmer earned a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in English. Gable, who is majoring in Pharmacy, had a 3.54 grade-point average, while Mack, a Communicative Disorders major, had a 3.21 grade-point average.

Other Ole Miss track and field performers earning SEC Academic Honor Roll distinction were sophomore Marcus Christoffersen, who had a 3.58 grade-point average in Biology, junior Ben Chisman, a 3.71 in Math, sophomore Dawn Dickerson, a 3.21 in Music, and sophomore James Morrison, a 3.78 in Liberal Arts.

To be eligible for selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 grade-point average for his/her academic career, be a sophomore or higher in academic classification and have 24 semester hours countable toward a degree. A total of 216 student-athletes were named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for men's and women's track and field/cross country.

The Ole Miss men's and women's track and field teams return to action May 11-14 at the SEC Outdoor Championships, which will be held at LSU.

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