Robert Black

Scholastic Aptitude Earns Razorbacks Academic Recognition

NEW ORLEANS — Following capping its 2017 season at No. 13 at the NCAA championships, the Arkansas women’s cross country team has earned All-Academic distinction from the USTFCCCA.

Accomplished on the course and in the classroom, head coach Lance Harter’s squad boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.46. Individually, Sydney Brown, Ashton Endsley, Lauren Gregory, Nikki Hiltz, Carina Viljoen and Taylor Werner collected All-Academic honors for their efforts in finishing among the top-25 best performers at the NCAA South Central Region Championships as well as holding a GPA of 3.25 or greater.

In total 269 student-athletes received All-Academic honors (men included). Of the 269 student-athletes, 30 achieved perfect 4.00 GPAs, including international business and finance major Endsley and kinesiology major Werner.

Along with the scholastic recognition from the national governing body of cross country and track and field a multitude of Razorbacks were also honored by the Southeastern Conference, named to the recently announced league honor roll.

An impressive 20 members (full list below) of Harter’s team notched a GPA of 3.0 or above to earn a place among the SEC’s academic leaders.

2017 Fall Academic Honor Roll
Katherine Adams W Cross Country Kinesiology
Payton Brown W Cross Country Pre – Elementary Education
Sydney Brown W Cross Country Childhood Education
Devin Clark W Cross Country Kinesiology
Abbigail Gray W Cross Country Journalism
Therese Haiss W Cross Country Biochemistry
Dominique Hiltz W Cross Country Sociology
Micah Huckabee W Cross Country Kinesiology
Tess Iller W Cross Country Marketing
Emily Jeacock W Cross Country Public Health
Kristen Larkan W Cross Country History
Rachel Nichwitz W Cross Country Kinesiology
Madeline Reed W Cross Country Architectural Studies
Alex Ritchey W Cross Country Business
Kailee Sawyer W Cross Country Kinesiology
Kelsey Schrader W Cross Country Marketing
Grace Taylor W Cross Country Communication Disorders
Greta Taylor W Cross Country Communication Disorders
Carina Viljoen W Cross Country Business
Taylor Werner W Cross Country Kinesiology

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