FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Junior Adam Perkins and senior Jaanus Uudmae have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 men’s track and field / cross country team. The pair of Razorbacks was selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their excellence in the classroom and on the track.
District 6 includes schools and universities within the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. In addition to their district accolades, both student-athletes will be on the national ballot for academic All-America honors.
Perkins has earned a 3.4 grade point average while majoring in finance at the UA. The junior is a three-time All-America and All-SEC selection. He was a member of the NCAA indoor champion distance medley relay team and finished 12th in the mile at the NCAA indoor meet in helping Arkansas win the national championship. Perkins has been hampered by an Achilles injury for most of the outdoor season, but still managed to qualify for this weekend’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 1,500-meter run.
Uudmae is currently a graduate student at Arkansas with a 4.0 grade point average. He earned his undergraduate degree in computer science engineering. He completed his collegiate athletic eligibility after the indoor season as a five-time All-American for the Razorbacks. He earned the All-America honor three times in the indoor triple jump, once in the indoor long jump and once in the outdoor triple jump. A five-time All-SEC selection and three-time SEC champion, he won the triple jump and finished third in the long jump at the 2006 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships last February. At the 2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, he won the triple jump and finished sixth in the long jump to lead Arkansas to the national championship.