FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas men’s tennis player Blake Strode has been named to the first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team, the College Sports Information Directors of America has announced. This is the third all-district honor for Strode.
Strode, who earned a double major in international economics and Spanish while posting a 3.97 GPA, was named runner up for the prestigious Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Strode is a two-time SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year who attended Arkansas as a Bodenhamer Fellow.
Currently ranked as the No. 15 singles player in the nation, this year Strode became only the third Razorback in Arkansas history to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship.
Continuing to focus on tennis in the immediate future, Strode plans to play professional tennis for a year before attending Harvard Law School.
Also garnering first team recognition was swimmer Stephanie Carr. Women’s tennis standout Aurelija Miseviciute earned all-district honors as a member of the second team all-district.
Voted on by the membership of CoSIDA, the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team is the longest running program to recognize excellence both in the classroom and on the field of competition.
Team selections of the eight districts compose the ballot for the national team.
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