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Red Tie on for tonight

Red Tie on for tonight

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Razorback Foundation, will host its annual Razorback Red Tie Dinner, auction and Salute to Excellence Awards banquettonight at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Ark.

The Razorback Athletic Department strongly encourages all fans to use their best judgment in regards to determining their attendance at tonight’sbanquet and other athletic events for this weekend. Personal safety should be fans first concern. Fans attending athletic events should allow extra time and proceed with caution when traveling to and from venues as well as when walking around the facilities.

This year marks the 13th season the Razorbacks have honored a student-athlete. In addition, it is the largest group of honorees with six student-athletes being recognized.

"We are proud to recognize the many accomplishments of these six extraordinary student-athletes," Long said. "These young men and women are outstanding representatives of the University of Arkansas and the more than 462 student-athletes in the Razorback program. We look forward to a memorable evening as the University community, the athletic department and friends of the Razorback program come together to celebrate the achievements of our honorees in the classroom, in athletic competition and in the community."

The 2009-10 honorees include two Razorback Scholar-Athlete award winners in Katie Stripling (women’s track and field) and Dorian Ulrey (men’s track and field), three Razorback Athletes of the Year in Michelle Stout (gymnastics) and Casey Jo Magee (gymnastics) and Ben Tschepikow (baseball) and the Spirit of the Razorback Award which will be awarded to D.J. Williams (football).

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