FAYETTEVILLE – Senior Katie Stripling, a member of the Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field team, has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.Her name will now be placed on the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America voting.
Indoors,Stripling finished third at the SEC Championships and fifth at the NCAA Championships in the pole vault. Her season-best clearance of 14-1.75 ranked No. 3 in the SEC and No. 6 in the NCAA. Outdoors, she broke her own school record at the Arkansas Twilight with a winning jump of 14-5.5. Her season-best clearance of 14-5.5 currently leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the NCAA. She is a four-time NCAA All-American, three-time SEC Champion and three-time All-SEC honoree. Stripling is a 2009 CoSIDA Academic All-American and All-District honoree.The Jonesboro, Ark. nativeis the Arkansas (14-5.5) and SEC Outdoor record holder (14-5.25).
Arkansas will becompete nextat the NCAA Championships, in Eugene, Ore., June 9-12.