Georgia led the SEC in representatives on the conference’s spring-sports academic honor roll, which was announced by the league office this week.
Georgia had 128 student-athletes on the list, more than any other school.
UGA athletic director Greg McGarity cheered the news, which he said should not be drowned out by reports of other athletes who have gotten in trouble.
“Here are 128 student-athletes who are doing things the right way, and that is a big deal,” McGarity said Thursday. “They should receive as much attention as those who get in trouble. The fact is, 99 percent of college athletes do things the right way, but the 1 percent who do wrong tend to get more attention.”
To make the SEC’s spring-sports honor roll, athletes in baseball, equestrian, golf, softball, tennis and track and field must have at least a 3.0 grade point average for the preceding academic year or a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Here are the UGA representatives on the SEC’s spring-sports academic