FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In honor of Black History Month, ArkansasRazorbacks.com will feature daily tributes in the month of February on current and former African-American student-athletes that have achieved excellence in the classroom and in athletic competition at the University of Arkansas.
A different student-athlete from the University of Arkansas will be featured each day beginning on Monday, Feb. 2 with both men’s and women’s representatives from many of the Razorbacks’ 19 sport programs.
"The University of Arkansas has a rich tradition of student-athlete excellence and achievement both in the classroom and on the fields and courts of competition," Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important that we honor some of young men and women that have helped make the Razorback program a source of pride for those in our state and across the nation."
The University of Arkansas’ Athletic Department recognizes its heritage and the countless contributions made by African-American student-athletes in all 19 of its varsity sports. The Razorbacks are proud to celebrate this great tradition and recognize some of the inspiring pioneers, great student-athletes and outstanding role models that have worn a Razorback uniform as a part of Black History Month.
Feb. 1 — Overview and announcement of series Feb. 2 — Celia Anderson: Living out your dreams Feb. 3 — Anthony Lucas: Still making big plays for Arkansas Feb. 4 — DeeDee Brown-Campbell: Serving Arkansas student-athletes Feb. 5 — Blake Strode: A standout regardless of sport Feb. 6 — Valanna Lyons: A pioneer for softball Feb. 7 — Kenny Evans: Still a record setter for UA Feb. 8 — Delmonica DeHorney: A woman without equal Feb. 9 — Darrell Hawkins: One of Arkansas’ basketball legends Feb. 10 — Nicole Bynum: A soccer trail-blazer Feb. 11 — George Stewart: A great career as NFL coach Feb. 12 — Jessica Cousins: Dominated the 400 meters Feb. 13 — Wallace Spearmon, Sr.: At the start of Arkansas’ success Feb. 14 — Sytia Messer: A player and coach at the highest level Feb. 15 — T. J. Cleveland: Continuing his career as a coach Feb. 16 — Krystal Osborne: Starting point of the program Feb. 17 — Gary Adams: Football leads to a higher calling Feb. 18 — Erma Greer: A part of the foundation of the program Feb. 19 — Brandon Rock: A superb 800 runner Feb. 20 — Brandy Blackwood: Arkansas most decorated thrower Feb. 21 — Quinn Grovey: One of the great quarterbacks at Arkansas Feb. 22 — Whitney Jones: A special place in Arkansas history Feb. 23 — Jonathon Modica: Home state 1,000-point hero Feb. 24 — Kendra Howard: A leader during the mid-1990s Feb. 25 —
Seneca Lassiter: Giving back to NW Arkansas
Feb. 26 — Tennille Adams: From Final Four to Big 10 Feb. 27 —
Sidney Moncrief: One of the original Triplets
Feb. 28 — Gi-Gi Miller-Johnson: Still a multi threat