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Landreth and Washington Named to Verizon Acade

Landreth and Washington Named to Verizon Acade

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Seniors Josh Landreth and Ramon Washington were named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District VI Men’s University Track and Field/Cross Country Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. Landreth is on the first team, while Washington was named to the second team.
“It’s a very nice honor,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “Those two are very hard workers and they show what real student-athletes should be. They take care of business on the track and off the track.”
Landreth and Washington both graduated this spring while finishing their athletic eligibility. Landreth maintained a 3.90 grade point average while majoring in horticulture. He was also named to the Verizon Academic All-District second team in 2002, as well as the Southeastern Conference and Lon Farrell Academic Honor Rolls.
Washington earned a degree in civil engineering with a 3.33 GPA. He is a Chancellor’s Scholar and is also a member of the SEC and Lon Farrell Academic Honor Rolls, as well as the Dean’s List.
They have also both been able to excel during their years on Coach McDonnell’s track teams. Landreth, an Elk City, Okla., native was a member of the distance medley relay team that posted an automatic qualifying time of 9:35.13 and captured first place at the SEC Indoor Quad meet. For this outdoor season he ran a career-best and regional qualifying time of 52.33 in the 400m hurdles at the McDonnell Invitational.
He earned All-America honors at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of the DMR team that came in third, that relay team also claimed first place at the 2000 SEC Indoor Championships.
Washington earned All-America honors in 2000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships when he came in seventh in the long jump with a mark of 25-3.50. Most recently at the 2003 SEC Outdoor Championships he posted a third place finish in the event with the same mark. Washington’s career-best jump of 25-6.25 came at the 2000 Georgia Tech Last Chance Meet.

Complete list:

2003 Verizon Academic All-District VI
Men’s UniversityTrack & Field/Cross Country Team

First Team
Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major

Kevin Barra Texas VI Sr. Katy, Texas 3.38 Government
Blake Carpenter Tulsa VI Soph. Baytown, Texas 3.94 Electrical Engineering
Adam Davis Rice VI Jr. Spring, Texas 4.02 Economics/Kinesiology
Fred Day Houston VI Sr. San Antonio, Texas 3.78 Finance
Michael Frater TCU VI Jr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 3.49 Political Science
Ryan Gorman Southwest Texas State VI Sr. New Braunsfels, Texas 4.00 Political Science
Darren Hutchins Oklahoma VI Jr. Choctaw, Okla. 3.88 Math
David Jacobs Rice VI Jr. Essendon, Australia 3.86 Economics/Managerial Studies
Josh Landreth Arkansas VI Sr. Elk City, Okla. 3.90 Horticulture
Ben Orozco Tulsa VI Jr. Kanopolis, Kan. 3.95 Biology/Pre-Med
Greg Rouault Oklahoma State VI Sr. Chambourcy, France 3.70 Marketing/Minor: Accounting

Second Team
Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major

Dalibor Balgac SMU VI Jr. Kutina, Croatia 3.35 Business
Christopher Boldt Mississippi State VI Sr. Stillwater, Okla. 3.72 Industrial Engineering
Mark Johnson New Mexico VI Jr. Fontana, Wisc. 3.82 Spanish
Ben Lake Oklahoma State VI Sr. Sapulpa, Okla. 3.70 Mechanical Engineering
Austin Landreth Oklahoma VI Soph. Elk City, Okla. 3.41 Construction Science
Eric Mazza Rice VI Sr. Kingwood, Texas 3.61 Political Science/Managerial Studies
Aldwyn Sappleton Oklahoma VI Jr. Clarendon, Jamaica 3.58 International Business
Ramon Washington Arkansas VI Sr. Collierville, Tenn. 3.33 Civil Engineering
Ben Wiggins Rice VI Jr. College Station, Texas 3.40 Economics/Kinesiology

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