FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback junior Dorian Ulrey, a member of the men’s track and field team, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District men’s track and field and cross country team. Student-athletes on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team advance to the national ballot.
With a GPA of 3.50 as a sociology major, Ulrey has earned his second academic award of the season. He was also named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year last month.
Ulrey will compete in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships next week. He ranks No. 9 on the NCAA list with a season- and personal-best time of 3:41.39, clocked to win the 2009 SEC Outdoor 1,500-meter title.
Ulrey, in his first season with the Hogs and competing in the SEC, picked up three SEC titles in 2009: the mile and 3,000 meters indoors and the 1,500 meters outdoors. He was also a three-time NCAA Indoor All-American (mile, 3,000 meters, distance medley relay).
Indoors, he clocked the NCAA’s No. 3 mile time and No. 4 3K time. His season bests in both events led the SEC. He was also a member of the NCAA- and SEC-leading and school-record setting DMR (9:28.35) with a 3:54 mile split as the anchor.
Outdoors, his season- and personal-best 1,500-meter time of 3:41.39 leads the SEC and ranks No. 9 in the NCAA.
The University of Arkansas and the Razorback Athletic Department will host the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Wednesday-Saturday, June 10-13 at John McDonnell Field. Tickets are available by calling the Razorback Ticket office at 479-575-5151 or by visiting ArkansasRazorbacks.com. For meet information, a complete schedule of events and a fan guide, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.