From Harding University
Harding University junior Rhiannon Roper earned Capital One Women's Track and Field Academic All-District VI honors Thursday.
A native of Fortuna, Calif., Roper earned Indoor Track and Field All-South Region honors in both the shot put and weight throw. She ranked third in the region in the weight throw (37 feet, 3 inches) and fifth in the shot put (36-02.25).
Roper also ranked in the top 20 in the South Region in three outdoor events – shot put (12th, 36-07.50), discus (12th, 113-6), and hammer throw (18th, 100-9).
She set new Harding records in the indoor shot put, indoor weight throw, and the outdoor hammer throw during the 2011 season.
Roper is an early childhood major with a 3.94 grade point average.
The Capital One Academic All-District teams are voted on by the district's sports information directors. District VI includes NCAA II, NCAA III, and NAIA schools in Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.