FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Seventy-three University of Arkansas student-athletes were selected to the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Tuesday.
Razorback track and field led the Arkansas’ selections with 36 student-athletes honored. Thirteen softball players earned selection to the list along with six members for both baseball and men’s golf. Five women golfers, four men’s tennis players, and three women’s tennis players were also honored on the spring academic honor roll.
To be selected, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above for either the previous academic year or have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the nominating institution. The student-athlete must have completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of credit toward a degree.
Getting it done in the classroom and in the arena is nothing new to Razorbacks head women’s cross country, track and field coach Lance Harter. After a successful fall that included the SEC title and a fifth place finish at the NCAA Championship, Harter and the Razorbacks made program history winning the first NCAA Championship during the indoor season. The Razorbacks paired that with an SEC title and added the SEC outdoor victory to complete the Triple Crown.
Senior Sandi Morris along with men’s track and field stars Nathanael Franks and Andrew Pisechko, all earned Capital One Academic All-America honors this year.
The women’s track and field national championship highlighted a spring season of success for the Razorbacks. Arkansas posted a program-best 16th-place finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings behind NCAA Championship appearances from men’s and women’s golf, baseball, women’s tennis and men’s and women’s track and field.
Dave Van Horn paced the Razorbacks baseball team to the College World Series for the third time in the last seven seasons after winning a NCAA Regional and an NCAA Super Regional this year. The success rode on the shoulders of Andrew Benintendi who won four national player of the year awards this season.
The third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championship was the fifth consecutive top-10 national outdoor finish for the Razorbacks. Jarrion Lawson and Omar McLeod who led the group scoring in multiple events while Kenzo Cotton earned Co-Freshman Runner of the Year honors.
The Razorback men’s golf team finished sixth place at the SEC Championships and earned its eighth straight NCAA Regional berth under head coach Brad McMakin. The women’s team earned the program’s first No.1 national ranking, finished third at the NCAA Regional and ninth at the NCAA Championship behind Gabriela Lopez’s runner-up finish in stroke play.
The selections cap off a successful year in the classroom in which Arkansas had 16 teams earn a 3.00 grade point average or better for the fall semester.
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|Clark Eagan||Baseball||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Zach Jackson||Baseball||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Joe Serrano||Baseball||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Tyler Spoon||Baseball||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Bobby Wernes||Baseball||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Zachary Coats||M Golf||Marketing|
|Kolton Crawford||M Golf||Marketing|
|Nicolas Echavarria||M Golf||International Relations|
|James Leadbetter||M Golf||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Taylor Moore||M Golf||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Alec Tahy||M Golf||Accounting|
|Olivia Lavy||W Golf||Communication|
|Gabriela Lopez||W Golf||Communication|
|Regina Plasencia||W Golf||International Relations|
|Kayli Quinton||W Golf||Chemical Engineering|
|Summar Roachell||W Golf||Marketing|
|Rachel Box||Softball||Kinesiology: Applied Exercise Science|
|Sierra Bronkey||Softball||Kinesiology: Applied Exercise Science|
|Janie Claire Clark||Softball||Educational Studies|
|Kasey Fagan||Softball||Organizational Management|
|Jessica Harrison||Softball||Small Business Management|
|Shelby Hiers||Softball||Kinesiology: Applied Exercise Science|
|Loren Krzysko||Softball||Kinesiology: Applied Exercise Science|
|Grace Moll||Softball||Criminal Justice & Psychology|
|Megan Pearson||Softball||Kinesiology: Exercise Science Pre ‐ Professional|
|Parker Pocklington||Softball||Communication & Recreation & Sport Management|
|Kylie Smith||Softball||Political Science|
|Johan den Toom||M Tennis||Financial Management/ Investment|
|Jacob Herndon||M Tennis||Art Studio Visual Design & Drawing|
|Santiago Munoz Quiroga||M Tennis||Financial Management/ Investment|
|Jovan Parlic||M Tennis||Kinesiology: Exercise Science Pre ‐ Professional|
|Flavia Araujo||W Tennis||Management & Minor in Marketing|
|Oleksandra Shkorupeieva||W Tennis||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Yang Pang||W Tennis||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Lane Austell||M Track & Field||Physics|
|Kemoy Campbell||M Track & Field||Recreation & Sport Management|
|Nathanael Franks||M Track & Field||Master’s in Accounting|
|Christian Heymsfield||M Track & Field||Biological Engineering|
|Eric Janise||M Track & Field||Economics|
|Jarrion Lawson||M Track & Field||Kinesiology: Exercise Science Pre ‐ Professional|
|Kenneth Legassey||M Track & Field||Finance|
|Andrew Pisechko||M Track & Field||Accounting|
|Tomas Squella||M Track & Field||Geology|
|Erich Sullins||M Track & Field||Finance|
|Aidan Swain||M Track & Field||Kinesiology: Exercise Science Pre ‐ Professional|
|Cale Wallace||M Track & Field||Marketing|
|Logan Bishop||W Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Taliyah Brooks||W Track & Field||Communication|
|Leigha Brown||W Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Chandler Crumblish||W Track & Field||Journalism|
|Stephanie Diettinger||W Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Taylor Ellis ‐ Watson||W Track & Field||Psychology|
|Victoria Feole||W Track & Field||International Studies|
|Kaitlin Flattmann||W Track & Field||Biology|
|Alex Gochenour||W Track & Field||Agricultural Business|
|Gina Hauptman||W Track & Field||Biology|
|Jessica Kamilos||W Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Shannon Klenke||W Track & Field||Business Economics|
|Samantha Mohler||W Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Sandi Morris||W Track & Field||Journalism|
|Tamara Myers||W Track & Field||Accounting|
|Sam Osterholm||W Track & Field||Biomedical Engineering|
|Valerie Reina||W Track & Field||Childhood Education|
|Diane Robison||W Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Dominique Scott||W Track & Field||Marketing|
|Autumn Sehy||W Track & Field||English/Journalism|
|Aidan Shea||W Track & Field||Chemistry|
|Regan Ward||W Track & Field||Geology|
|Aubree Worden||W Track & Field||Food, Human Nutrition, & Hospitality|
|Megan Zimlich||W Track & Field||Marketing|