– Lane Boyer
has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He received Second Team accolades. The recognition is the first career Academic All-America honor for Boyer.
A three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, Boyer was awarded this season for his 3.88 cumulative grade-point average as a geology major and his perfect 4.00 GPA during the 2011-12 academic year. Having just completed his senior season with the Razorbacks, Boyer was an Academic All-District performer in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has also been a past member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
Boyer was the 2012 SEC outdoor champion at 5,000 meters, his first career individual conference title. Heading into the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championships, he owned the fastest times in the conference at 5,000 meters (14:01.84) and 10,000 meters (29:29.52). During the 2012 season, the Fredonia, Kan., native qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary and was the SEC indoor runner-up at 3,000 and 5,000 meters.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Division I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
Boyer is one of three men from the SEC to garner Academic All-America recognition. For more information regarding Razorback track and field or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.