FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (
– Fifty-three student-athletes from the University of Arkansas earned selected to the Southeastern Conference’s First Year Honor Roll the league office announced today.
Thirteen of the Razorbacks 19 athletic teams had first-year student-athletes who excelled in the classroom. Football led the way with eight selections followed by seven for soccer and six selections for women’s track and field. Football’s eight selections is the most in recent history, one better than the seven selections the team posted in 2008.
is a business major and helped the Razorback football team lead the selections. In addition to his success in the classroom, Henry earned numerous honors on the field including selection to the Associated Press All-SEC Second-Team, Athlon All-SEC Second Team, Phil Steele All-SEC Second-Team and earned All-America honors from the Football Writers Association, Athlon, Phil Steele, College Football News, Bleacher Report and 247Sports. He was also selected to the SEC All-Freshman team last season. The other football players who were honored include
(kinesiology), KeTyrus Marks (communication),
Soccer’s seven selections included
(mechanical engineering), Katherine Moore (biology/pre-dental),
(psychology/pre-law). The Razorback soccer team reached new heights on the pitch as well last year advancing to the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 16, the best finish for Arkansas in program history.
To be selected, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above, be on scholarship or be a letterwinner, have completed 24 semester hours and have been a member of a varsity team for an entire year.
Arkansas’ 53 selections is up four from last year’s 49 student-athletes who were honored.
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