TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA – A total of 66 University of Alabama student-athletes earned a place on the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday, including Halia Bower of Framingham .
Bower is on the Tide’s swim & dive team. She is majoring in finance.
She is a 2018 graduate of Framingham High.
The Crimson Tide ranked first among schools that don’t sponsor equestrian or rifle and sixth overall.
A total of 24 members of the Crimson Tide’s No. 5-ranked women’s swimming and diving team earned the honor, led by NCAA champions Flora Molnar and Morgan Scott. For the Crimson Tide men’s swimming and diving team, which finished 15th at the NCAA Championships, 18 members of this year’s team, including SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year candidate Sam DiSette, earned the honor.
To earn a place on the honor roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for either the preceding academic year or their career and be a sophomore or better in academic standing. The winter list honors those student-athletes that participate in men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics and men’s and women’s swimming and diving as well as equestrian and rifle.
So far this academic year, Alabama has placed 164 students on the SEC Fall and Winter honor rolls.
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