FAYETTEVILLE – Senior Laura Jakosky is one of 12 women named to the Southeastern Conference’s Women’s Track and Field Good Works Team as the league office in Birmingham, Ala., continues to distribute its track post-season awards.
Jakosky, a NCAA Championships participant in the 5,000-meter run at the beginning of the month, was named to the team based on the community service she performed throughout her four years at Arkansas including working with the Asbell Elementary School Reading program, Arkansas Athletes Outreach, the Houston Nutt Classic and projects with the Ronald McDonald House.
“Laura is proven to be the NCAA’s role model in that she was fine athlete, has phenomenal academics and also volunteers her time,” Arkansas head coach Lance Harter said. “She is the example of the type of athlete we have at Arkansas, those that do things above and beyond both for the community and university and deserves to be recognized. Its nice to see that someone like Laura is honored for doing all the right things.”
While the Agoura Hills, Calif., native graduated cum laude from the Sam M. Walton College of Business last month with a degree in marketing, she still plans to return to Arkansas to pursue a master’s degree and complete her cross country eligibility. Last fall, she was a regular on Arkansas’ traveling seven and earned all-SEC second-team honors as well as South Central Region honors for her finishes at both competitions.
Despite the NCAA Championships concluding two weeks ago, Lady Razorback track athletes continue to compete, this time at the USA Track and Field Senior and Junior Championships and the Jamaican National Championships. Current Lady Razorbacks scheduled to compete at the USA senior meet include Maureen Scott in the steeplechase and Erica Sigmont in the 800-meter run. The junior circuit includes Whitney Anderson in the heptathlon, Dacia Barr in the 1,500, Tominque Boatright in the 400 and Sydney Scarbrough in the 200. Those that are competing in Kingston, Jamaica, are Aneita Denton in the 800 and Kasia Williams in the 100 hurdles.
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