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Men?s track picks up academic nods

Men?s track picks up academic nods

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A total of 208 University of Arkansas student-athletes earned grades at or above a 3.0 grade point average for the fall 2008 semester the Razorback Athletics Department announced recently.

Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field had 23 selections to the three academic honor rolls. Included among the 23 are 14 lettermen from the current season.

Sophomore Luke Laird, the 2008 SEC javelin champion, paced the team with a perfect 4.00 in the fall semester. Laird, who is majoring in horticulture, will return to competition in his signature event during the outdoor season.

Five were members of the Athletic Director’s list with grades between 3.50-3.99. They include freshman Brandon Heeger (kinesiology), senior Alex McClary (economics), redshirt freshman Mitchell Munoz (information systems), freshman Rob Redwine (international business) and junior Dorian Ulrey (sociology).

17 others were selected to the Razorback Honor Roll with grades in the 3.00-3.49 range. The list includes two-time All-American and two-time SEC Champion junior Alain Bailey (transportation and logistics), freshman Lane Boyer (geology), junior Kyle Komarek (marketing), senior Daniel LaCava (psychology), All-American senior Andy McClary (management), All-SEC performer Spencer McCorkel (philosophy) and SEC Champion and All-American James Strang (English).

The list of 208 honorees included 28 football players, 25 swimmers and divers, 24 soccer players, 20 members of the baseball team, 19 softball players, 16 women’s track and field team members, 11 athletes from volleyball, 10 from gymnastics, seven women’s golfers, six each from men’s and women’s tennis, five from women’s basketball, four from men’s basketball and three from men’s golf.

In addition, the fall 2008 semester’s honors included 33 Razorback student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPAs.

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