FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A total of 208 University of Arkansas student-athletes earned grades at or above a 3.0 grade point average for the fall 2008 semester the Razorback Athletics Department announced recently. The Razorback women’s golf team had seven team members honored for their success in the classroom. Junior Corinna Rees paced the team as an Academic Champion with a perfect 4.0 semester. Rees is a political science major at Arkansas. Four others were members of the Athletic Director’s list with grades between 3.50-3.99. They include Natalie Beach (public administration), Lucy Nunn (kinesiology), Tiffany Phelps (finance) and Tanica van As (communication). Two others were selected to the Razorback Honor Roll with grades in the 3.00-3.49 range. They were Kristin Ingram (communication) and Kelli Shean (business). “I always tell our players that they are students first and athletes second,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “I’m very proud of their performance in the classroom because they have to be disciplined in their daily lives to have this kind of success. We have to work hard every day to achieve our team goals. They set a high standard at the beginning of the year for our team to have a 3.4 team gpa and they have kept that goal at the forefront of their minds all year.” The list of 208 honorees included 28 football players, 25 swimmers and divers, 24 soccer players, 23 men’s track and field athletes, 20 members of the baseball team, 19 softball players, 17 women’s track and field team members, 11 athletes from volleyball, 10 from gymnastics, seven women’s golfers, six each from men’s and women’s tennis, five from women’s basketball, four from men’s basketball and three from men’s golf. In addition, the fall 2008 semester’s honors included 33 Razorback student-athletes with perfect 4.0 gpas. For more information about Arkansas athletics, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
|Corinna Rees||Political Science|
|Athletic Director’s List–3.50-3.99|
|Natalie Beach||Public Administration|
|Tanica Van As||Communication|
|Razorback Honor Roll–3.00-3.49|