Brendel Garners Academic All-America Honor

AUSTIN, Texas – Arkansas senior Tyler Brendel was selected to the first team on CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Division I Cross Country/Track & Field teams, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.

Brendel, from Granite Bay, California, is a graduate transfer from the University of California who has a 4.0 GPA in Statistics & Analytics and Business Analytics graduate program. This is the 17th honor for the Razorback men’s program as Brendel claims the ninth CoSIDA Academic All-America first team distinction.

Competing in the heptathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships, Brendel earned a bronze medal as he produced a score of 5,626 points, moving to seventh on the Arkansas all-time list. He was part of a Razorback foursome in the multi-event who combined for 20 points in the heptathlon as Arkansas won the conference team championship.

Prior to his season with the Razorbacks, Brendel set career best scores of 5,674 in the heptathlon and 7,413 in the decathlon. He won the heptathlon in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and was a Pac-12 medalist in the decathlon.