AUSTIN, Texas – Southeastern Conference pole vault champion pair Lexi and Tori Weeks have been named to the 2017 Academic All-America ® Division I Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments from the conference to the national level, the rising Arkansas juniors are both four-time All-Americans with 4.00 grade point averages in chemistry. Together, Lexi and Tori swept the indoor and outdoor track and field NCAA Elite90 awards this season as top performers at the national meets with outstanding scholastic talents.
Formerly known as the Elite 89, the Elite 90 an award founded by the NCAA in the 2009-10 season, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.
The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships. Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship.
Lexi and Tori look to earn a spot on U.S. national team, competing in the pole vault finals at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. CT.
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