false
353
Tuesday 04/15
Stephen F. Austin
2
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/13
LSU
4
Baseball
10
Sunday 04/13
South Carolina
6
Softball
4
Saturday 04/12
LSU
1
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 04/12
South Carolina
7
Softball
5
Saturday 04/12
LSU
5
Baseball
4
Saturday 04/12
LSU
4
Tennis - Women
1
Friday 04/11
LSU
5
Baseball
3
Friday 04/11
South Carolina
10
Softball
11
Wednesday 04/09
UNLV
2
Baseball
9
Wednesday 04/09
Tulsa
4
Softball
1
Tuesday 04/08
UNLV
10
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/06
University of Tennessee
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 04/06
Tennessee
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 04/06
Aggie Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
301
Sunday 04/06
Final Round
Golf - Women
Saturday 04/05
South Carolina
0
Baseball
7
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 2)
4
Softball
3
Saturday 04/05
NCAA Regional Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 1)
12
Softball
1
Saturday 04/05
Aggie Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
606
Saturday 04/05
Second/Third Round Matches
0
Golf - Women
2
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 04/04
Alabama
8
Softball
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
4
Friday 04/04
University of Georgia
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Friday 04/04
Georgia
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 04/04
Louisiana Tech
0
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 04/04
First Round
Golf - Women
291
Wednesday 04/02
Nebraska
6
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Nebraska
3
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Missouri State
0
Softball
9
Sunday 03/30
Mississippi State
5
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/30
Texas A&M
11
Softball
7
Sunday 03/30
University of South Carolina
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 03/30
South Carolina
4
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 2)
9
Softball
8
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 1)
8
Softball
7
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Women
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Men
Friday 03/28
Florida
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/28
University of Florida
3
Tennis - Men
4
Wednesday 03/26
Mississippi Valley State
0
Baseball
3
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
12
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
3
Softball
1
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
4
Softball
7
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
6
Tuesday 03/25
Bethune-Cookman
1
Tennis - Women
6
Tuesday 03/25
North Florida
2
Tennis - Women
5
Tuesday 03/25
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Monday 03/24
California
75
Basketball - Men
64
Monday 03/24
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
569
Sunday 03/23
Oral Roberts
0
Tennis - Women
6
Sunday 03/23
Ole Miss
7
Softball
15
Sunday 03/23
Alabama
0
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
4
Tennis - Men
2
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
1
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/22
Alabama
1
Baseball
2
Saturday 03/22
SEC Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/22
Ole Miss
13
Softball
6
Saturday 03/22
Second/Third Rounds
Golf - Women
882
Friday 03/21
Alabama
17
Baseball
9
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
11
Softball
4
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Men
2
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/21
First Round
Golf - Women
302
Wednesday 03/19
Memphis
0
Softball
4
Wednesday 03/19
Grambling State
0
Baseball
8
Tuesday 03/18
Indiana State
71
Basketball - Men
91
Tuesday 03/18
Grambling State
3
Baseball
4
Sunday 03/16
Florida
3
Baseball
9
Sunday 03/16
Missouri
3
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/15
Florida
1
Baseball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G2)
8
Softball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G1)
4
Softball
5
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 03/14
Oklahoma
Gymnastics
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
Florida
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/14
Tennessee
9
Softball
2
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M University
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
0
Tennis - Women
5
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
1
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 03/13
South Carolina - 2nd Round
71
Basketball - Men
69
Wednesday 03/12
Tulsa
6
Softball
1
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 2)
2
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/09
Mississippi Valley State
5
Softball
13
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 1)
4
Baseball
3
Sunday 03/09
University of Alabama
3
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 03/09
Bradley
1
Softball
9
Sunday 03/09
Alabama
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/09
Bradley vs. Mississippi Valley State
Softball
Sunday 03/09
Third Round
Golf - Women
892
Saturday 03/08
Nebraska
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/08
Bradley
2
Softball
4
Saturday 03/08
Tulane
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/08
Alabama
83
Basketball - Men
58
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State
4
Softball
20
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State vs. Bradley
Softball
Saturday 03/08
Second Round
Golf - Women
597
Friday 03/07
San Francisco
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/07
Auburn University
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 03/07
Auburn
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/07
First Round
Golf - Women
297
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
63
Basketball - W
62
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
80
Basketball - Men
110
Tuesday 03/04
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
287
Monday 03/03
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 2
Golf - Men
296
Monday 03/03
IPFW (Cancelled)
Baseball
Sunday 03/02
MISSOURI
70
Basketball - W
72
Sunday 03/02
University of Kentucky
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 03/02
Kentucky
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/02
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 1
Golf - Men
Saturday 03/01
Drake
7
Softball
4
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
3
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
75
Basketball - Men
87
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech
1
Softball
9
Saturday 03/01
Drake vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
Drake
6
Softball
10
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt
6
Tennis - Women
1
Friday 02/28
South Alabama
1
Baseball
12
Friday 02/28
Stephen F. Austin
7
Softball
6
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt University
7
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Drake
Softball
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 02/27
TEXAS A&M
77
Basketball - W
54
Thursday 02/27
No. 17/15 Kentucky
67
Basketball - Men
71
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
0
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 02/23
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/23
LSU
53
Basketball - W
57
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
1
Tennis - Men
6
Sunday 02/23
Harvard
4
Softball
9
Sunday 02/23
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - Final RD
Golf - Men
282
Saturday 02/22
Mississippi State
69
Basketball - Men
73
Saturday 02/22
Florida Gulf Coast
7
Softball
14
Saturday 02/22
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Saturday 02/22
Oklahoma State University
5
Tennis - Men
2
Saturday 02/22
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 2
Golf - Men
286
Saturday 02/22
Villanova
0
Softball
12
Saturday 02/22
SEC Championships - Day Five
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/22
Alex Wilson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/21
Kentucky
Gymnastics
Friday 02/21
Eastern Illinois
2
Baseball
6
Friday 02/21
North Dakota
1
Softball
20
Friday 02/21
Eastern Michigan
0
Softball
13
Friday 02/21
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 1
Golf - Men
287
Friday 02/21
SEC Championships - Day Four
Swim & Dive
Thursday 02/20
VANDERBILT
56
Basketball - W
50
Thursday 02/20
SEC Championships - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Wednesday 02/19
South Carolina
64
Basketball - Men
71
Wednesday 02/19
Northwestern State
1
Softball
9
Wednesday 02/19
SEC Championships - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
SEC Championships - Day One
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
Third Round
Golf - Women
867
Monday 02/17
Second Round
Golf - Women
571
Sunday 02/16
Appalachian State
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/16
UMKC
0
Softball
10
Sunday 02/16
Purdue
5
Tennis - Women
2
Sunday 02/16
UMKC vs. Butler
Softball
Sunday 02/16
Gator Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Sunday 02/16
First Round
Golf - Women
288
Saturday 02/15
St. John's
0
Softball
10
Saturday 02/15
LSU
70
Basketball - Men
81
Saturday 02/15
Butler vs. UMKC
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Appalachian State
6
Baseball
7
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/15
Jackson State vs. St. John's
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Gator Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
570
Saturday 02/15
Husky Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
UMKC vs. Jackson State
Softball
Friday 02/14
University of Tulsa
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 02/14
Florida
Gymnastics
Friday 02/14
Appalachian State
2
Baseball
12
Friday 02/14
St. John's
1
Softball
8
Friday 02/14
St. John's vs. UMKC
Softball
Friday 02/14
Oklahoma
5
Tennis - Women
2
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/14
Jackson State vs. Butler
Softball
Thursday 02/13
ALABAMA
55
Basketball - W
75
Thursday 02/13
Butler
1
Softball
8
Thursday 02/13
Missouri
86
Basketball - Men
85
Thursday 02/13
Jackson State
0
Softball
8
Sunday 02/09
SOUTH CAROLINA
67
Basketball - W
49
Sunday 02/09
Purdue University
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/09
Baylor
5
Softball
0
Saturday 02/08
Washington
6
Softball
1
Saturday 02/08
Vanderbilt
75
Basketball - Men
77
Saturday 02/08
San Diego
1
Softball
10
Saturday 02/08
Armory Collegiate Invite
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/08
New Mexico Collegiate Classic
T&F - Men
Friday 02/07
UNLV
4
Softball
12
Friday 02/07
LSU
Gymnastics
Friday 02/07
UC Davis
5
Softball
4
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Thursday 02/06
FLORIDA
49
Basketball - W
55
Wednesday 02/05
Alabama
58
Basketball - Men
65
Sunday 02/02
AUBURN
56
Basketball - W
48
Sunday 02/02
University of Minnesota
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/02
Oklahoma State
6
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 02/01
LSU
88
Basketball - Men
74
Saturday 02/01
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
3
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/01
Vanderbilt
83
Swim & Dive
203
Saturday 02/01
Kansas
91
Swim & Dive
207
Saturday 02/01
Southern Illinois
0
Tennis - Women
7
Friday 01/31
Auburn
Gymnastics
Friday 01/31
North Texas
0
Tennis - Women
7
Thursday 01/30
TENNESSEE
70
Basketball - W
60
Tuesday 01/28
Missouri
75
Basketball - Men
71
Sunday 01/26
Georgia
5
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 01/26
KENTUCKY
68
Basketball - W
58
Saturday 01/25
Auburn
67
Basketball - Men
86
Saturday 01/25
Clemson
19
Swim & Dive
230
Saturday 01/25
East Tennessee State University
3
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 01/25
Rice
86
Swim & Dive
207
Saturday 01/25
Cherry and Silver Collegiate Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 01/24
Alabama
Gymnastics
Friday 01/24
Dartmouth College
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 01/24
Kansas State
2
Tennis - Women
4
Wednesday 01/22
Tennessee
81
Basketball - Men
74
Sunday 01/19
Wichita State
3
Tennis - Women
4
Sunday 01/19
OLE MISS
65
Basketball - W
68
Sunday 01/19
University of Texas
7
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 01/19
Wichita State
2
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 01/18
Georgia
66
Basketball - Men
61
Friday 01/17
Missouri
Gymnastics
Friday 01/17
Arkansas vs Texas Dual
68
T&F - Men
102
Friday 01/17
Arkansas vs Texas Dual
63
T&F - Women
91
Friday 01/17
Mercer University
1
Tennis - Men
6
Friday 01/17
Mercer University
2
Tennis - Men
5
Thursday 01/16
GEORGIA
60
Basketball - W
58
Tuesday 01/14
No. 13/12 Kentucky
85
Basketball - Men
87
Sunday 01/12
MISSISSIPPI STATE
54
Basketball - W
50
Saturday 01/11
No. 10/11 Florida
84
Basketball - Men
82
Saturday 01/11
Alabama
172
Swim & Dive
128
Saturday 01/11
Kentucky
143.5
Swim & Dive
156.5
Friday 01/10
Western Michigan, Bridgeport
Gymnastics
Friday 01/10
Arkansas Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 01/10
Arkansas Invitational
T&F - Men
Thursday 01/09
FLORIDA
59
Basketball - W
52
Wednesday 01/08
Texas A&M
69
Basketball - Men
53
Sunday 01/05
MISSOURI
66
Basketball - W
69
Saturday 01/04
UTSA
71
Basketball - Men
104
Thursday 01/02
SOUTH CAROLINA
55
Basketball - W
51
Saturday 12/28
High Point
48
Basketball - Men
89
Saturday 12/28
Mississippi Valley State
54
Basketball - W
100
Saturday 12/21
South Alabama
60
Basketball - Men
72
Friday 12/20
Tennessee Tech
53
Basketball - W
79
Thursday 12/19
Tennessee-Martin
56
Basketball - Men
102
Thursday 12/12
Savannah State
43
Basketball - Men
72
Tuesday 12/10
Tulsa
43
Basketball - W
81
Saturday 12/07
Northwestern State
53
Basketball - W
74
Saturday 12/07
Clemson
68
Basketball - Men
74
Friday 12/06
Creighton
3
Volleyball
1
Wednesday 12/04
Kansas
53
Basketball - W
64
Tuesday 12/03
Southeastern Louisiana
65
Basketball - Men
111
Saturday 11/30
Binghamton
23
Basketball - W
72
Friday 11/29
Southeast Missouri
37
Basketball - W
88
Friday 11/29
LSU
31
Football
27
Wednesday 11/27
Missouri
0
Volleyball
3
Wednesday 11/27
No. 11 Gonzaga
91
Basketball - Men
81
Tuesday 11/26
Minnesota
73
Basketball - Men
87
Monday 11/25
California
85
Basketball - Men
77
Sunday 11/24
Western Michigan
46
Basketball - W
61
Sunday 11/24
Mississippi State
0
Volleyball
3
Sunday 11/24
Duke
2
Soccer
2
Saturday 11/23
NCAA Championship
CC - Women
Saturday 11/23
Mississippi State
24
Football
17
Saturday 11/23
NCAA Championship
CC - Men
Saturday 11/23
Missouri Invite - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Friday 11/22
Missouri State
44
Basketball - W
78
Friday 11/22
South Carolina
0
Volleyball
3
Friday 11/22
St. John's (NY)
0
Soccer
1
Friday 11/22
Missouri Invite - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Thursday 11/21
Missouri Invite - Day One
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 11/19
Middle Tennessee State
51
Basketball - W
66
Monday 11/18
SMU
78
Basketball - Men
89
Saturday 11/16
Furman
45
Basketball - W
74
Friday 11/15
Oklahoma State
1
Soccer
2
Friday 11/15
Louisiana
63
Basketball - Men
76
Friday 11/15
NCAA South Central Regional
CC - Women
Friday 11/15
NCAA South Central Regional
CC - Men
Wednesday 11/13
Oral Roberts
33
Basketball - W
91
Sunday 11/10
Auburn
3
Volleyball
1
Saturday 11/09
Missouri State
88.5
Swim & Dive
203.5
Saturday 11/09
Ole Miss
34
Football
24
Friday 11/08
SIU-Edwardsville
65
Basketball - Men
99
Friday 11/08
Alabama
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 11/08
Sam Houston State (Elementary Day)
45
Basketball - W
81
Wednesday 11/06
No. 1 Florida
1
Soccer
0
Tuesday 11/05
Northeastern State (Exh.)
Basketball - Men
Monday 11/04
No. 9 Missouri
0
Soccer
4
Sunday 11/03
Missouri Southern (Exhibition)
Basketball - W
Sunday 11/03
Ole Miss
0
Volleyball
3
Sunday 11/03
Houston Cougar Invitational Day 3
Tennis - Women
Saturday 11/02
Auburn
35
Football
17
Saturday 11/02
Houston Cougar Invitational Day 2
Tennis - Women
Friday 11/01
Kentucky
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 11/01
MSSU
Basketball - Men
Friday 11/01
SEC Championship
CC - Women
Friday 11/01
SEC Championship
CC - Men
Friday 11/01
Houston Cougar Invitational Day 1
Tennis - Women
Thursday 10/31
Missouri
1
Soccer
2
Tuesday 10/29
Third Round
Golf - Women
851
Monday 10/28
Second Round
Golf - Women
562
Sunday 10/27
Red-White 2013
Basketball - Men
Sunday 10/27
LSU
3
Volleyball
2
Sunday 10/27
Georgia
1
Soccer
0
Sunday 10/27
First Round
Golf - Women
279
Sunday 10/27
FGCU Invitational Day 3
Tennis - Men
Saturday 10/26
Nebraska
95
Swim & Dive
205
Saturday 10/26
FGCU Invitational Day 2
Tennis - Men
Friday 10/25
Auburn
3
Soccer
1
Friday 10/25
Texas A&M
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 10/25
FGCU Invitational Day 1
Tennis - Men
Tuesday 10/22
Isleworth Collegiate Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
295
Monday 10/21
Isleworth Collegiate Invitational - RD 2
Golf - Men
307
Monday 10/21
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 4
Tennis - Women
Sunday 10/20
Georgia
1
Volleyball
3
Sunday 10/20
Tennessee
1
Soccer
2
Sunday 10/20
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 3
Tennis - Women
Sunday 10/20
Isleworth Collegiate Invitational - RD 1
Golf - Men
287
Sunday 10/20
ITA Regional Championship Day Four
Tennis - Men
Saturday 10/19
Alabama
52
Football
0
Saturday 10/19
Wisconsin adidas Invitational
CC - Women
Saturday 10/19
Wisconsin adidas Invitational
CC - Men
Saturday 10/19
Louisiana State
120
Swim & Dive
180
Saturday 10/19
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 2
Tennis - Women
Saturday 10/19
ITA Regional Championship Day Three
Tennis - Men
Friday 10/18
Florida
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 10/18
Vanderbilt
4
Soccer
5
Friday 10/18
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 1
Tennis - Women
Friday 10/18
ITA Regional Championship Day Two
Tennis - Men
   
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12/26/2013
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In intercollegiate athletics, teams are often evaluated by national rankings. Whether it is the top 25 poll, RPI or other measurements, rankings provide context to a program's performance within their conference or nationally.

And while NCAA institutions don't have a poll or weekly rankings to help determine the nation's best in student-athlete development, one thing is abundantly clear. Not only is the University of Arkansas' Razorback Leadership Academy the nation's premiere comprehensive leadership program, it is also helping define how student-athletes around the country are being introduced to leadership training.

Led by Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services Eric Wood and Director of Student-Athlete Development Marcus Sedberry, the Razorback Leadership Academy has become a model for programs around the nation. Thanks in part to its resounding success, Wood and Sedberry have assumed leadership positions themselves within national organizations. Wood is chair of the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Committee while Sedberry is the chair elect of the Life Skills Committee within the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A).

"There are a number of programs around the country that include some elements of leadership training," Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success Eric Wood says. "Some will bring in speakers or have an information session or two. But the University of Arkansas was the first in the Southeastern Conference and one of the first in the nation to develop a comprehensive leadership program tailored to developing core leadership skills of student-athletes, coaches and staff members at different levels.

"When we visit with colleagues around the country, they are impressed by what the University of Arkansas offers its student-athletes and they ask for information on how they can duplicate it at their institutions. Thanks to the leadership and unwavering commitment of (Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics) Jeff Long, the University of Arkansas has developed a reputation as a trend setter in the industry."

Shortly after Long arrived at Arkansas in 2008, he decided to revamp the student-athlete development program. Among the changes implemented was the introduction of a formal leadership training program designed to equip student-athletes with skills that would benefit them in their athletic careers and beyond.

"Our primary mission in Razorback Athletics is to provide our more than 460 student-athletes in 19 sports an opportunity to develop and succeed academically, athletically and socially," Long says. "The Razorback Leadership Academy is an integral part of meeting our mission. By providing leadership concepts and equipping our coaches and student-athletes with specifically tailored skills, the Academy is instrumental in fulfilling our ongoing commitment to student-athlete development."

In 2009, Razorback Athletics invited one of the nation's top experts on sports leadership to help the program launch the Razorback Leadership Academy. Jeff Janssen, the founder of Janssen Peak Performance, facilitated multiple sessions each semester for student-athletes chosen by their respective coaches for either Emerging or Veteran Leaders. In addition, Janssen worked with coaches and staff members on developing leadership qualities.

The response by student-athletes and coaches was overwhelmingly positive. And soon even the Razorbacks' most nationally successful and recognized programs were utilizing the Razorback Leadership Academy.

"The Razorback Leadership Academy continued to an integral part of the growth and development of our baseball program," Arkansas head baseball coach Dave Van Horn says. "The leadership principles outlined and the practical applications provided are extremely beneficial to our student -athletes and our entire coaching staff."

Almost immediately, it was clear the program needed to expand to meet the growing desire for more student-athletes and coaches to get involved.

In 2010, the program was expanded to include Rookie Razorbacks. In 2011, a Leadership 360 group was developed to provide even more advanced leadership training to those student-athletes who had been in the program for their entire collegiate careers.

In 2013, the program has grown to include more than 180 Razorback student-athletes taking part in at least three leadership targeted workshops each semester.

"The Razorback Leadership Academy has grown both quantitatively and qualitatively through the years," Janssen says. "We have more student-athletes involved in each of our three levels of the Academy: Emerging, Veterans, and Leadership 360. From a quality standpoint, we have more student-athletes who have earned our prestigious Leader of Distinction Award than when we first started. This shows that we are indeed developing better and more effective leaders throughout the athletic department."

With a comprehensive sports leadership program well established, Wood and Sedberry decided to enhance the program with a new approach and another nationally known facilitator Tim Elmore has already developed a reputation for his innovative leadership instruction. His visual driven approach teaches leadership through a series of images. The positive habits, attitudes and character developed through the program are beneficial to a student-athlete's career, but also applicable to much more than athletic competition.

"Tim's ability to engage student-athletes through pictures is something that really is in tune with this generation,"Sedberry says. "For instance, he can use an image of a thermostat and a thermometer to teach impactful leadership concepts. He will ask, as a leader are you like a thermostat setting the temperature of your team? Or are you the thermometer and merely reflecting it? It is imagery that can be used later to remind the student-athletes of the leadership principles they have learned. We are using the Habitudes Curriculum with our Rookie Razorbacks and it has been very effective."

Another development in the Razorback Leadership Academy has helped it stay on the cutting edge nationally. In 2013, the University of Arkansas partnered with SVI to create a Razorback

Leadership Mobile App to engage student-athletes in leadership material by reinforcing and extending information covered during monthly Razorback Leadership Academy workshops. The app uses SVI's Anywhere Learner Mobile platform to create a customized, easy-to-use web-based mobile application that delivers leadership concepts, ideas, strategies, and tips. Razorback student-athletes in the leadership program use the downloaded app to help them succeed on and off the field by applying the information in real time.

"The mobile app is just the latest way we are re-shaping the way leadership training is being engaged by our student-athletes and those around the country," Wood says. "Leadership is not something a student-athlete needs to think about two or three times a semester in a workshop. It is something that should be a part of their lives every day.

Whether is competing in their respective sport or later on in their professional careers outside of athletics, the skills they are learning will benefit them. That is why we remain committed to equipping them with what they need to be successful in all aspects of life."

Razorback Road is a weekly column published on Thursdays by Associate Athletic Director for Public Relations Kevin Trainor. Trainor is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and has worked for Razorback Athletics for more than 20 years.

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