NEW ORLEANS – Following an impressive year on the track, members of the Razorback men’s track and field team received recognition for their outstanding efforts in the classroom. The USTFCCCA announced their All-Academic honors as Arkansas ranked second after receiving a total of 14 honorees and earning representation from every event group.
In order to receive the honor of a being named an All-Academic individual, the student-athlete must possess a 3.25 cumulative GPA. They must also be ranked for the indoor season as one of the top 96 competitors in his event or in the top 48 in a relay event and participate in any round of the NCAA Championships for the outdoor season.
After a season in which he earned six All-American honors, sophomore Kenzo Cotton, a student in the College of Education and Health Professions, added an All-Academic award to his name after earning a 3.54 GPA in the classroom. Fellow All-Americans Eric Janise, Carlton Orange and Jamarco Stephen were also named after they received GPAs of 3.27, 3.65 and 3.49, respectively.
The Razorback distance crew was well represented as Austen Daiquist, Alex George and Ethan Moehn each garnering honors. Middle-distance runner and accounting major Andrew Pisechko set the bar for Arkansas as he was able to turn in a perfect 4.0 GPA on the year.
In his first year on campus, decathlete Derek Jacobus received the honor joining fellow multiple event specialist Lane Austell as they earned a 3.60 in sports management and 3.41 in physics, respectively.
Four field athletes made the list with two jumpers and two throwers each. High jumper Ken LeGassey and long jumper Kurt Jenner made the list along with redshirt freshman throwers Sam Kempka and Jeff Rogers. LeGassey and Jenner each achieved a 3.34 and 3.53. Rounding out the list, Kempka, a chemical engineering major and Rogers, a kinesiology major, both earned their first All-Academic honor.
Lane Austell – Physics, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Kenzo Cotton – Kinesiology, College of Education and Health Professions
Austen Dalquist – Business Economics, Sam M. Walton College of Business
Alex George – Criminal Justice, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Eric Janise – Economics, Sam M. Walton College of Business
Derek Jacobus – Sports Management, College of Education and Health Professions
Kurt Jenner – Kinesiology, College of Education and Health Professions
Sam Kempka – Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Ken LeGassey – Marketing, Sam M. Walton College of Business
Jeff Rogers – Kinesiology, College of Education and Health Professions
Ethan Moehn – Public Health, College of Education and Health Professions
Carlton Orange – Finance, Sam M. Walton College of Business
Andrew Pisechko – Accounting, Sam M. Walton College of Business
Jamarco Stephen – Information Systems, Sam M. Walton College of Business
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