FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas sophomores Lexi Weeks and Tori Weeks have been selected to the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team for their outstanding accomplishments in academics and athletics.
Since joining the Razorbacks in Fall 2015 the Weeks sisters have maintained a remarkable 4.00 grade point average, while majoring in chemistry. The pair not only mirror each other in looks and academics but also match almost identically in athletic prowess.
On Thursday, May 25, Lexi and Tori Weeks earned their second-consecutive bids to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, following two first-attempt clearances at 4.30m/14-1 1/4 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas. The sisters were two of 12 athletes to gain entry into the outdoor national meet and two of six to post a first-attempt clearance at the final bar.
Prior to the outdoor season Tori Weeks was selected as the SEC Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Lexi Weeks received national recognition as the NCAA Indoor Elite 90 award recipient. With six athletic All-America honors between them an Academic All-District nod will give them the chance to add academic All-America accolades to their ever-growing collection of awards.
CoSIDA will announce the 2016-17 Academic All-America teams next month.
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