2020 HOGSPYs: Director of Athletics Champion & Razorback For Life
The Director of Athletics Champion & Razorback For Life award is presented to the senior class student-athlete who throughout their career as a Razorback student-athlete has most exemplified the characteristics of being a champion and Razorback for life. Defined as one who is exceptionally well-rounded; including being a dependable and supportive teammate and member of our department of athletics family, one who has consistently been engaged in the community, who demonstrates school spirit and one who has experienced success, as defined by their abilities, both academically and athletically.
This year’s nominees are:
Stefani Doyle (SOC)
- Racked up nine goals and four assists in 2019.
- Only Razorback in school history to play in four NCAA Tournaments, becoming the program leader in both starts (93) and games played (94). Named to SEC All-Tournament team in each of the last two years.
- Mentor for EMPOWER program on campus.
- Participated in a variety of SAAC community service events.
Tamara Kuykendall (WTF)
- President of SAAC, Honors graduate – Educational Studies
- 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships bronze medalist as member of 4×100-meter relay
- First leg of 4x100m relay which set Arkansas record (42.65), ranks as 7th fastest school all-time
- Competed in five SEC Championships: Indoor – 2018, 2019, 2020; Outdoor – 2018, 2019
- Ranks 8th in 100 meters on Arkansas all-time list (11.45)
T.J. Smith (FB)
- Three-year starter on the defensive line for the Razorbacks.
- Recorded 68 tackles over his four years for Arkansas, with 12 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
- Landed on the Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll every year of his collegiate career.
- Member of the SEC Community Service Team and on represented Arkansas a the SEC Leadership Council multiple times as a Razorback.
- Inaugural recipient of the Broyles Razorback Award, presented to the football senior who best exemplifies former Arkansas AD Frank Broyles.
Jessica Yamzon (GYM)
- Has competed 189 of 196 possible routines in her career, including 180 straight routines to start her career at Arkansas. Including her performances at NCAA Championships, she has performed 193 routines.
- As a senior, she has accumulated nine career titles, four on the balance beam and five as an all-around competitor. She boasts both athletic and academic recognition, including back-to-back seasons on the SEC Academic Honor Roll (2018-19).
- Yamzon helped lead Arkansas to program record performances on the uneven bars (49.575) on March 2, 2018 against Arizona and again two weeks later when the Razorbacks scored 197.300 at the Arkansas Tri.
- She has been an absolute stronghold for the Arkansas gymnastics program since she stepped foot on campus, it’s saddening to see her senior season ended so abruptly, but the legacy she leaves is stronger than ever.
And this year’s winner is…