FAYETTEVILLE – Fresh off her all-American performance at the NCAA Championships, junior Dacia Barr was awarded for her academic prowess as she was named second-team ESPN The Magazine academic all-District VI by the College Sports Information Director’s of America (CoSIDA).
During her three-year academic career at Arkansas, Barr has earned a 3.59 grade point average in information systems. On the track she is a Southeastern Conference champion, two-time all-American and one of the up and coming middle distance runners in the United States following her performance at the NCAA Championships this weekend.
“This is a great honor for Dacia,” Arkansas head coach Lance Harter said. “She truly is the prototypical student-athlete. She is an NCAA finalist and a multiple time academic honoree. She epitomizes what we are trying to do here at Arkansas and that is bringing in great students who are also exceptional athletes.”
The ESPN The Magazine honor is the second of Barr’s career and makes her the ninth student-athlete in Lady’Back history to earn at least two all-district awards since the program began in the late 80s. Barr also took second-team all-district honors in 2006.
To be eligible for the award, students must maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average, be a sophomore or higher in academic standing and be a significant contributor to their team. She was voted on by the members CoSIDA against nominated student-athletes from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Barr’s season on the track continues in two weeks as she plans to compete at the USA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information about Lady Razorback track or about Arkansas women’s athletics, please go to LADYBACKS.COM.