FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior athletes Stephanie Carr and Blake Strode have been named to the first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team, the College Sports Information Directors of America has announced. This is the second all-district honor for Carr and the third such honor for Strode.
An All-American in the 1,650 freestyle, Carr was part of the Razorback swimming and diving team that posted a program best 10 duals wins and finished an Arkansas best fifth-place at the Southeastern Conference Championships in 2008-09. Carr, who holds Razorback records in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events, maintained a 3.97 grade-point average while earning a degree in communications from the University of Arkansas.
Strode, who earned a double major in international economics and Spanish while posting a 3.97 GPA, is currently ranked as the No. 15 singles player in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The runner up for the prestigious Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, Strode attended Arkansas as a Bodenhamer Fellow and was twice named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Finished with his studies at Arkansas, Strode will play a year of professional tennis before attending Harvard Law School.
Women’s tennis standout Aurelija Miseviciute also earned all-district honors as a member of the second team all-district.
Voted on by the membership of CoSIDA, the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team is the longest running program to recognize excellence both in the classroom and on the field of competition.
Team selections of the eight districts compose the ballot for the national team.
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