FAYETTEVILLE – Current University of Arkansas Lady Razorback seniors Laura Jakosky and April Seggebruch along with former Lady Razorback Veronica Campbell were honored on Thursday night by the Sam M. Walton College of Business at their annual awards banquet.
Walton College has recognized Jakosky and Seggebruch with Departmental Outstanding Student Awards in Marketing and Logistics while Campbell is to receive special recognition for her work both in the classroom and as one of the world’s fastest track athletes.
Jakosky, a distance runner on the track and cross country teams from Agoura Hills, Calif., is graduating with a degree in marketing and has earned a 3.90 grade point average in her five years at the University. She is also one of seven students in the Walton College graduating as a Bodenhamer Fellow, one of the most prestigious scholarships at Arkansas.
On the track, Jakosky has been key in four Lady Razorback conference championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and scored 12 times in various championships. Still competing, she hopes to make a return trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June.
Joining Jakosky with a marketing and logistics honor is Seggebruch, who is finishing her degree in marketing after transferring to Arkansas from Wabash Valley College. Earning a 3.77 GPA, the Cissna Park, Ill., native was a key reserve for the Lady Razorback basketball team this winter and was one of the first people off the bench for head coach Susie Gardner. During her time at Arkansas she was known as an offensive threat with her ability to rain down three-pointers and ends her career with 59 from beyond the arc.
To say that Campbell is one of the world’s fastest women may be doing a disservice to her accomplishments at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, Greece last summer. The winner of two gold medals and a bronze for her native Jamaica, Campbell instantly became one of the rising stars in track and field. Despite her honors on the world’s largest stage, Campbell returned to Arkansas to finish her degree in international business.