Lincoln Named to First Team Academic All-Ameri
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Eight-time track and field All-American junior Daniel Lincoln added to his list of accomplishments when he was named to the Verizon First Team Academic All-America. Lincoln is the first Arkansas athlete since Jerome Romain in 1995 to be named to the national first team.
“This is a great honor for Daniel,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “It goes along with everything he does; it’s what Daniel Lincoln is about. He is the most complete athlete as far as academics and athletics go. His dedication to excellence as a student athlete is beyond compare.”
At the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships Lincoln claimed his second-straight 3,000-meter steeplechase title while setting a new UA school record with a time of 8:22.34. He also won three individual titles in the steeplechase, 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the 2002 SEC Outdoor Championships. At the NCAA Indoor Championships Lincoln finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run and eighth in the 3,000-meter run. Lincoln captured first place in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships and finished third in the 3,000 meters.
Lincoln has maintained a 3.93 grade point average in the honors chemistry program with a major in biochemistry and a minor in math. He graduated this year and plans to pursue another degree while finishing his athletic eligibility.
This weekend Lincoln will travel to Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Nationals. It will be televised on Sunday, June 23rd from 4:30 to 6 p.m., on ESPN2.
A complete list of the first team honorees follows:
NAME SCHOOL YEAR GPA/MAJOR
Adam Bergquist Oregon Senior 3.99/Exercise & Movement Science
Patrick Brooks Lamar Senior 4.00/Pre-Med
Balazs Csillag Northern Iowa Senior 3.61/Economics
John Friedman Harvard Senior 3.874/Economics
Christian Goy Illinois State Senior 3.43/Management
Todd Grunander Weber State Senior 3.93/Zoology
Troy Henderson Alabama Grad. 3.96/Environmental Science
Thomas Hocker Yale Senior 3.84/Biology
Teren Jamison Utah Senior 3.98/Electrical Engineering
Daniel Lincoln Arkansas Junior 3.93/Biochemistry
Roman Oravec SMU Senior 3.61/Marketing
Billy Pappas Oregon Senior 3.61/Psychology
Zach Riley Ball State Senior 3.68/Exercise Science
Scott Russell Kansas Senior 3.46/Pre-Physical Therapy
David Scott Lipscomb Senior 4.00/Philosophy
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