Jacobus, Hoggard Headline USTFCCCA Academic Honors

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its list of All-Academic individual and team award winners for the 2019 track & field season.

Lexi Jacobus was named the 2019 Women’s Indoor Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year while Tori Hoggard was named the Women’s Outdoor Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The Razorbacks received 16 Individual All-Academic honorees, and the women’s track & field team was named the Indoor and Outdoor Scholar-Team of the Year.

The Razorbacks received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors in recognition of their cumulative team grade-point average of 3.423. This is the fifth time that Arkansas has been named Women’s Indoor Scholar Team of the Year, compared to just the second time outdoors. The Razorbacks have been named Scholar Team of the Year for track & field more times than any other women’s program in award history.

Senior All-American Lexi Jacobus co-headlined Arkansas’ scholarly roster which featured 16 individual All-Academic award winners. A four-time national champion in the pole vault, including this past indoor season, and a 4.00 chemistry grad-student, Jacobus was named the USTFCCCA Indoor Scholar Field-Athlete of the Year. Senior All-American Tori Hoggard, a national champion in the pole vault this past outdoor season, and a 4.00 chemistry grad-student, Hoggard was named the USTFCCCA Outdoor Scholar Field-Athlete of the Year.

Arkansas’ USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year (All-Time)
• Tori Hoggard – Outdoor ’19
• Lexi Jacobus – Indoor ’19
• Lexi Jacobus – Indoor ‘18
• Lexi Jacobus – Indoor ‘16
• Lexi Jacobus – Outdoor ‘16
• Sandi Morris – Outdoor ‘15

2019 USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals

Jada Baylark Arkansas Kinesiology: Excercise Science
Janeek Brown Arkansas Kinesiology: Excercise Science
Sydney Brown Arkansas Masters
Alex Byrnes Arkansas Recreational & Sport Management
Payton Chadwick Arkansas Masters: RESM
Devin Clark Arkansas Kinesiology/ Exercise Science
Lauren Gregory Arkansas Biological Engineering
Sydney Hammit Arkansas Masters
Kelsey Herman Arkansas Masters
Tori Hoggard Arkansas Chemistry/Biochem
Lexi Jacobus Arkansas Biochemistry
Tamara Kuykendall Arkansas EDST/Educational Studies
Shafiqua Maloney Arkansas Geography
Maddy Reed Arkansas Architectural Studies
Carina Viljoen Arkansas Accounting
Taylor Werner Arkansas Kinesiology/Exercise Science

Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 902 women earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2018-19 track & field seasons.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one of the following athletic standards:

  • For the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
  • For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

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