Robert Black

Three Razorbacks Nab Academic All-District Honors

CoSIDA Academic All-District

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Successful in both their academic and athletic endeavors, Arkansas men’s track and field student-athletes Christian Heymsfield, Jarrion Lawson and Andrew Pisechko have been named to the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team.

The three dual threat Razorbacks are now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration which will be announced in June.

A product of Elkins, Heymsfield emerged as one of the Southeastern Conference’s best distance runners during the 2015 cross country season. As a biological engineering major with a 4.0 GPA, Heymsfield earned all-conference recognition as the second overall finisher at the SEC Cross Country Championships leading the program to its 23rd SEC title. He was named the SEC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year and capped the season with his second NCAA Elite 90 award in recognition of his outstanding GPA and athletic abilities.

Renowned for his gifts on the track and runway, Lawson has also proven himself in the classroom. The three-time NCAA national champion was honored this past indoor season as the SEC’s top performer scholastically and in field events. With his bachelor’s degree already in hand, Lawson is currently in pursuit of his MBA and holds a 4.00 GPA after one year of course work.

A repeat selection, Pisechko is now a three-time Academic All-District honoree. The two-time second team CoSIDA Academic All-American carries a 4.00 GPA as a graduate student in accounting and manages to contribute to the Razorbacks’ success as one of the program’s top middle distance performers. A USTFCCCA first team All-American in 2014, Pisechko continues to find success on the track finishing in sixth place in the 800-meter run at the 2016 SEC Indoor Championships and qualifying for the NCAA West Preliminary this season in the same event.

The No. 5 Razorback men return to competition May 26-28 at the NCAA West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kansas. The top-12 qualifiers in each event from the preliminary rounds advance to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, which will host the nation’s best June 8-11 at Hayward Field.

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