That total was the most UT has ever had on the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll. It marked an improvement of 17 over the previous record of 97 who made the list in 2021-22.
Furthermore, that tally raised Tennessee’s total number of student-athletes recognized in 2022-23 to a program-record 404 combined on the Fall, Winter, Spring and First-Year SEC Academic Honor Rolls. That’s an improvement of 32 over last year and marks the eighth-consecutive year that Tennessee has seen an increased total number of student-athletes on SEC Honor Rolls.
On the 2022-23 First-Year SEC Honor Roll, the baseball team led the way for Tennessee with 17 student-athletes recognized, followed by men’s track & field with 14, softball with 13 and both football and women’s track & field with 12. Other programs and their numbers of recipients include soccer (9), rowing (8), men’s swimming & diving (7), men’s basketball (6), women’s swimming & diving (4), volleyball (3), men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis (2) and women’s basketball (1).
A total of 1,309 student-athletes from around the league were named to the 2022-23 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll, which is based on grades from the 2022-23 academic calendar.
Any student‐athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference 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 criteria below 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…