NEW ORLEANS – The 2017 John McDonnell Program of the Year, the Arkansas men’s track and field team recently received additional acknowledgement from the USTFCCCA for its accomplishments in the classroom.
Arkansas was one of six Southeastern Conference teams recognized for academic excellence, including Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M. The Razorbacks were the only team to post a top-five national finish at the NCAA cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field championships, all while maintaining a team cumulative grade-point average of 3.10.
Sixteen Razorbacks were selected to the USTFCCCA Individual All-Academic Team including All-Americans Kenzo Cotton, Roy Ejiakuekwu, Alex George, Eric Janise, Ken LeGassey, Ethan Moehn, Gabe Moore, Carlton Orange, Jamarco Stephen and Cale Wallace. Arkansas had the second-most selections in the country, edged out for first by BYU with 18.
Two-time, combined events All-American, Moore boasted the top GPA of the group, capping the year with a 3.81 in biomedical engineering. The No. 3 best decathlete in Razorback history will represent Team USA this weekend in Dusseldorf, Germany at the Thorpe Cup.
2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
Kenzo Cotton – Kinesiology
Austen Dalquist – Business Marketing
Roy Ejiakuekwu – Economics
Alex George – Sociology/Criminology
Cameron Griffith – Kinesiology
Derek Jacobus – Sport Management
Eric Janise – Economics
Sam Kempka – Chemical Engineering
Ken LeGassey – Business Marketing
Ethan Moehn – Public Health
Gabe Moore – Biomedical Engineering
Carlton Orange – Business Finance
Jamarco Stephen – Information Systems
Aidan Swain – Kinesiology/Biology
Cale Wallace – Grad – Sport Management
Brandon Workman – Chemical Engineering
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