The team award for the Razorbacks is the second consecutive year that Arkansas’ women have claimed indoor team of the year honor. The team posted a 3.28 cumulative grade point average and posted a fourth-place finish at the indoor national meet, scoring 42.5 points, 1.5 shy of national runner-up honors.
“Obviously this is a great achievement for these young women and the University of Arkansas,” Razorback head coach Lance Harter
said. “One of the things that we stress is academics and for 55 student-athletes, that is an impressive GPA. When you consider the demands on their time competing throughout the year, I couldn’t be more proud.”
Overall there were 187 all-academic teams named by the USTFCCCA, with 10 coming from the Southeastern Conference.
Individually, the 13 Razorback women posted grade point averages between 3.29 and a perfect 4.0. Martine Borge
(3.59, general business), Kaitlin Flattman (4.0, biology), Kirsten Hesseltine
(3.79, childhood education), Grace Heymsfield (3.75, dietetics), Jessica Kamilos (3.63, kinesiology), Shannon Klenke (3.95, business economics), Sandi Morris
(3.89, journalism), Tamara Myers
(3.58, accounting), Danielle Nowell
(3.73, kinesiology), Diane Robison (3.56, kinesiology), Semehar Tesfaye (3.29, food science), Keri Wood
(4.00, business administration) and Megan Zimlich
(3.50 (interior design) were named to the list that included 710 women from 187 schools across the country.
To qualify for the individual award, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and met either of the following academic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).