SEC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
Commodores Lead the List with Eight Players
The Vanderbilt Commodores placed eight players on the 2002-03
Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Academic
Honor Roll announced today by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
That is the second highest total for the Commodores - VU placed
nine student-athletes on the 1991-92 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Current Commodores earning academic honors, include Jenni
Benningfield, Hillary Hager and Venessa Ferragamo. Other Commodores
named to the team, which is based on grades from the 2001-02
academic calendar, are graduates Jillian Danker, Zuzi Klimesova
and Candice Storey. Katie Smith Busby and Jill Corbett, who
left the team prior to the 2002-03 season, were also honored.
The complete Vanderbilt list follows:
Jenni Benningfield, Junior, Human &
Katie Smith Busby, Senior, Special Education
Jill Corbett, Sophomore, Human & Organizational
Jillian Danker, Graduate, Communication Studies
Venessa Ferragamo, Junior, History
Hillary Hager, Junior, Neuroscience
Zuzi Klimesova, Graduate, Human & Organizational
Candice Storey, Graduate, Human Development
This was the first year on the Academic Honor Roll list
for Benningfield, Corbett, Ferragamo, and Hager. Storey has
earned Academic Honor Roll honors six times, followed by Klimesova
and Danker four times and Smith-Busby three times.
A total of 44 student-athletes were named to the list. Mississippi
numbered seven student-athletes, followed by Florida with
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must: 1)
have a 3.0 grade point average for either the past year (two
semesters or three quarters) or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or
higher for their career; 2) be a sophomore or higher in terms
of academic classification; and 3) have 24 semester or 36
quarter hours toward a degree.