Walt Beazley

Three Student-Athletes Honored For Achievements

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Three graduating Razorback student-athletes representing the women’s tennis, soccer, and men’s track and field teams have been awarded the University of Arkansas’ 2nd Tier of Arkansas Alumni Senior Awards – Razorback Classics, it was announced Tuesday.

Flavia Araujo, Teni Butler and Andrew Pisechko have been inducted into the selective, three-tier senior awards program held by the Arkansas Alumni Association. The second tier of the award is the Razorback Classics.

Originally a beauty contest called the Razorback Belles, the Razorback Classics award dates back to 1916. The Arkansas Yearbook Staff transformed the award in 1994 to recognize outstanding student achievement. Working with the Yearbook staff in the fall of 2013, the Arkansas Alumni Association expanded their student awards program by reestablishing the Razorback Classics.

In honor of 1910 – the year the Razorback became the University of Arkansas mascot – 10 male and 10 female awardees are selected from each graduating class. Only students who have been selected as Seniors of Significance are eligible to apply for the Razorback Classics award.

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
College: Sam M. Walton College of Business
Major: Management

Leadership and campus highlights:

  • President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Founder, Brazilian Students Organization (BRSO)
  • Student Ambassador, Sam M. Walton College of Business
  • All-Academic Scholar-Athlete Honors, Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)
  • Spirit of the Razorback Red Tie Honoree, Razorback Foundation
  • SEC Community Service Team, Southeastern Conference
  • First University of Arkansas student to intern at Nike, Inc. headquarters
  • Varsity Letter Winner, women’s tennis team

Hometown: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
College: College of Engineering, Honors College
Major: Chemical engineering

Leadership and campus highlights:

  • 2016 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2015 SEC Soccer Community Service Team
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Women’s Soccer representative
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) Social Chair
  • Razorback Leadership Academy
  • Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists, University of Arkansas
  • International experience: Spain, Iceland

Hometown: Webb City, Missouri
College: Sam M. Walton College of Business, Honors College
Major: Accounting

Leadership and campus highlights:

  • Razorback Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Athletic and Academic All-American Honors
  • Honors College Student Advisory Council, founding member
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists (all terms), University of Arkansas
  • Member, STORE (Students of Retail Excellence)
  • Sweat Hogs