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Trio earn ESPN The Magazine Academic Honors

Trio earn ESPN The Magazine Academic Honors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Stephanie Carr, Stacy Lewis and Aurelija Miseviciute were named to the
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Team. The trio was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America after earning all-district honors earlier this year. The selections mark the first time since 2002 that Arkansas has had all three nominees on the at-large team honored. Former Lady Razorbacks Lilli Kleinmann and Tracy Robertson from cross country/track and field gave Arkansas two of three on the 2001 at-large team. Lewis was selected to the first-team for the second time in her career earning back-to-back honors in 2007 and 2008. A senior golfer from The Woodlands, Texas, Lewis maintained a 3.73 grade-point-average in finance and accounting becoming the first Lady Razorback student-athlete to earn back-to-back first-team honors in school history. Lewis graduated in May, leading Arkansas to a program-best eighth-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Championship. Upon graduation, she lead the United States to its sixth consecutive Curtis Cup title and returned home turning pro and earning a trip to the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open later this summer. Miseviciute earned second-team honors for the first time in her career. A junior tennis player from Klaipeda, Lithuania, she maintains a 3.83 GPA in international economics and marketing. Miseviciute’s record-setting career has been nothing short of incredible. She is the first school record-holder in singles play, men’s or women’s, to earn Academic All-America honors. She finished her junior season leading Arkansas to a program-best finish in the NCAA quarterfinals falling to eventual national champion UCLA. In addition, Miseviciute was a Honda-Broderick Award nominee for tennis, earned All-America honors, became the first Lady Razorback to reach the semifinals of the NCAA singles draw and holds the school record with 52 singles match victories. A junior distance free swimmer from Jacksonville, Fla., Carr maintains a 3.95 GPA in advertising and public relations. An All-American in the 1,650 freestyle this season, she was one of four Lady Razorbacks to compete at this year’s NCAA Championship. Carr broke records in the 1,000 and 1,650 free and has the second-best time in the 200 free and the fourth-best in the 500 free at Arkansas. She posted seven individual wins this year and had a pair of top 10 finishes at the Southeastern Conference Championships.

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