FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Razorback Foundation, honors track and field athlete Dorian Ulrey as a scholar-athlete award winner at its annual Razorback Red Tie Dinner, auction and Salute to Excellence Awards banquet Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Ark.
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.
Ulrey is one of six student-athletes who will be honored. A five-time All-American, the 2009 South Central Region Cross Country Champion and Regional Athlete of the Year. He has won three SEC titles and is a three-time All-SEC honoree. In addition, Ulrey was the 2009 SEC Indoor Runner of the Year, the 2009 SEC Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year and won the 2009 SEC Sportsmanship Award. His academic honors include ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America with a 3.50 GPA in sociology.
"We are proud to recognize the many accomplishments of these six extraordinary student-athletes," athletic director Jeff 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 Ulrey, 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).
Each year, the Razorbacks recognize student-athletes whose performance throughout their careers serves to lift up their sport to new heights and whose character exemplifies the goals of the athletic department.
In addition to the dinner, attendees will enjoy a social hour before dinner as well as live and silent auctions.
This year’s event takes place at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Ark., and tickets are available to the general public for $100 each. In addition, table sponsorships are available. For tickets or more information about being a sponsor call Jessica Dorrell at 479-575-7141 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAZORBACK SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD – DORIAN ULREY, MEN’S XC/TRACK & FIELD
-Five-time All-American in track and cross country in 2009
-2009 South Central Region Cross Country Champion and Regional Athlete of the Year
-2009 NCAA Mideast Region 1,500-meter Champion and NCAA South Central Region Runner of the Year
-Won three SEC titles in 2009 (1,500 meters, mile, 3,000 meters), is a three-time All-SEC honoree
-2009 SEC Indoor Runner of the Year, 2009 SEC Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2009 SEC Sportsmanship Award recipient
-U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-Academic Team
-School record holder as the anchor leg of the distance medley relay
-Clocked the NCAA’s the No. 1 time in the DMR (9:28.35), No. 3 time in the mile (3:57.60), the No. 4 time in the 3,000 meters (7:50.86) in 2009
-Clocked Arkansas’ No. 1 time in the DMR (9:28.35) and No. 2 time in the 1,500 meters (3:35.23) in 2009
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America and All-District honors with 3.50 GPA in sociology