false
346
Friday 04/18
Vanderbilt
2
Baseball
6
Friday 04/18
Kentucky
4
Softball
3
Friday 04/18
First Round
Golf - Women
6
Friday 04/18
NCAA Championship
Gymnastics
Wednesday 04/16
Missouri (SEC Tournament - Day 1)
4
Tennis - Women
0
Wednesday 04/16
LSU
4
Tennis - Men
1
Tuesday 04/15
Stephen F. Austin
2
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/13
South Carolina
6
Softball
4
Sunday 04/13
LSU
4
Baseball
10
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
Saturday 04/12
John McDonnell Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/12
John McDonnell Invitational
T&F - Men
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
Tennessee
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 04/06
University of Tennessee
4
Tennis - Men
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 - Men
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Women
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
Florida
Gymnastics
Friday 02/14
University of Tulsa
4
Tennis - Men
3
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
Missouri
86
Basketball - Men
85
Thursday 02/13
Butler
1
Softball
8
Thursday 02/13
Jackson State
0
Softball
8
Sunday 02/09
Purdue University
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/09
SOUTH CAROLINA
67
Basketball - W
49
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 - Women
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Men
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 - Men
Friday 01/10
Arkansas Invitational
T&F - Women
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
South Carolina
0
Volleyball
3
Friday 11/22
Missouri State
44
Basketball - W
78
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
Louisiana
63
Basketball - Men
76
Friday 11/15
Oklahoma State
1
Soccer
2
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
Alabama
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 11/08
SIU-Edwardsville
65
Basketball - Men
99
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
MSSU
Basketball - Men
Friday 11/01
Kentucky
3
Volleyball
1
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
Georgia
1
Soccer
0
Sunday 10/27
LSU
3
Volleyball
2
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
   
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The Daily Call - Jan. 10, 2014

01/10/2014
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Today’s Daily Call features a question and answer session with Eric Wood, Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete services, discussing the impressive improvement that was seen across the board in this fall’s athletic department GPAs.

Eric, can you share with us what your title is and what your department encompasses?
Well, I’m officially the Associate Athletic Director for student-athlete services, which includes academic services and student-athlete development. Our department consists of academic counselors, learning specialists and the student-athlete development staff. In total, we have a 28 person staff that is geared towards empowering individuals to grow as students, athletes and leaders.
 
Can you talk about the academic results from this fall?
Our 460 student-athletes recorded 3.17 GPA as a department, which is the highest fall GPA since Jeff Long arrived. Men’s basketball’s 3.0 is the highest in at least 10 years for a fall semester for that program and women’s basketball recorded 3.0 too, which, compared to last fall, is a marked improvement. We hired Ragean Hill as a Director of Academics for Football and they also recorded their highest fall GPA in her first year with us. Felecia Saine laid the foundation for men’s basketball and Justin Johnson took it to the next level. On the women’s side, Tamesha Greenlee did the groundwork that allowed Felecia to bring women’s basketball to another level. A total of 261, or 56 percent, of our student athletes were above 3.0, up from 241 this time last year and 45 of our students recorded perfect 4.0s. Fourteen of our 19 teams are above a 3.0 for the semester, with 10 of those programs improving upon last fall’s grades. 
Basketball (M & W)
Cross Country (W)
Golf (M & W)
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming & Diving
Tennis (M &W)
Track (M & W)
Volleyball 
 
What different academic programs and services does your department provide student-athletes?
We have an unbelievable tutoring program led by Lauren Hansen, with 120 trained tutors covering every subject offered on campus. We are averaging 160 tutor appointments a night in the Bogle Academic Center. Our learning specialists, under the direction of Christine Scheets, are developing individualized programs to assist student-athletes with skills they need to accommodate learning differences. They are pushing students to become independent learners while holding them accountable for taking ownership of their academic careers. All of our learning specialists are former teachers and are making a strong impact on the way our student-athletes approach their academic responsibilities.
 
What has been the most important component of the recipe for academic success?
The support from head coaches is huge. You can have a wonderful academic program in place with a lot of resources but if coaches aren’t on board then it is a difficult task. Every one of our head coaches has committed to ensuring that their teams are working to do their best academically. They are also working to recruit student-athletes who want to come to the University of Arkansas, not only to compete at a high level athletically, but to also pursue a college degree. Of course, it helps that we have student-athletes that work hard in the classroom and want to succeed all across the board. It is easy to do our job when the students are so dedicated to doing their's.
 
You’re currently on target to meet your five-year academic plan sooner than anticipated. What has it taken to arrive here so quickly?
It started when Jeff Long shared a vision and set goals for our program on what our student-athletes could achieve academically. At the time, it certainly seemed like an ambitious goal, but it motivated everyone to push themselves to reach that goal. Now, coming off a very good fall semester, we are in position to meet that goal two full semesters earlier than anticipated. Our progress is reflective of the improvement we are making in a number of areas. It starts with coaches and recruiting the right student athletes. The coaches are recruiting the kind of students that have a desire to graduate and succeed. We are no longer trying to simply maintain eligibility, we are focused on graduation. The student-athletes desire to graduate coupled with the commitment of coaches and academic counselors has made a world of difference. We are graduating more student-athletes than ever, and have zero teams under the APR benchmark. Those student-athletes who are leaving early to pursue employment in their professional leagues are leaving eligible now. Our goal is, even if they leave prior to graduation, they are in position to graduate when they return to school.

@RazorbackTF begins 2014 season TODAY
The men’s and women’s track and field team will start the 2014 season with the Arkansas Invitational today at Randal Tyson Track Center. The men’s team is coming off a 2013 NCAA Indoor Championship Title, SEC Triple Crown and National Program of the Year Award. Arkansas returns 13 All-Americans, including defending NCAA individual  champions Kevin Lazas (heptathlon) and Andrew Irwin (pole vault). The Razorback’s chase for another NCAA Title begins today, read the full release here. The women return this season after winning their fourth SEC Indoor title under Head Coach Lance Harter. Arkansas returns key All-Americans, providing a competitive edge with All-SEC returners in search of its second-straight conference title. Both teams are joined by members of this fall’s SEC and NCAA South Central Regional Championship cross country teams. For the full women’s preview, click here. Today’s meet at Randal Tyson Track Center begins at 11 a.m. with field events, following by running events slated for 1 p.m. For more information follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter. Live results can be followed here.

@RazorbackGYM Starts Run To NCAA Championships Tonight

The #Gymbacks begin their 2014 campaign in Barnhill Arena tonight at 7 p.m. hosting Western Michigan and Bridgeport. For the full preview click here.

Final @RazorbackGYM Floor Music Reveal

Katherine Grable's Floor Music:

mix of black skinhead and blood on the leaves - kayne west and Incredible by carnage and borge

Katherine's Tumbling Passes:

1st pass: Round off + back handspring + 1/2 in-1/2 out

2nd pass: Tour jete + split full

3rd pass: Round off + 1 1/2 twist + front full + front barani step out

4th pass: Round off + back hand spring + double pike + switch ring leap

Katherine's Thoughts On Her Music:

“I like the dramatic beats in my floor music this year,” senior Katherine Grable said. "My music helps me be really sharp during my routine, especially my dance sequences."

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