Clarksville, Ark.-23 student-athletes at the University of the Ozarks have been named to the spring 2004 American Southwest Conference All-Academic team, announced by the league office today.
The baseball team placed nine players on the academic squad: senior kinesiology major Cliff Ford from Lindale, Texas; junior mathematics major Chris Harrell from Plaquemine, Louisiana; sophomore political science major Brett Hays from Little Rock; sophomore marketing major Brian Heckmann from Little Rock; junior mathematics major Clint Phifer from Benton; sophomore pre-engineering major Brian Potts from Walsenburg, Colorado; sophomore mathematics major Sean Pratt from Conway; senior mathematics major Josh Underwood from Charleston; and senior business administration major Todd Vandevoir from Bentonville. The women’s softball team placed six players on the squad: sophomore biology major Devon Bottoms from Prairie Grove; sophomore mathematics major Kaleigh Dees from Hackett; senior business administration major Andrea Dewey from Farmington; sophomore undeclared major Trenda Neff from Lincoln; sophomore early childhood education major Erica Newell from Panama, Oklahoma; and junior physical education major Shannon Rainbolt from Vilonia. The women’s tennis team placed four players on the squad: junior music education major Karie Allen from Kooskia, Idaho; sophomore undeclared major Mandy Glantz from Denton, Texas; senior biology major Mandy Hock from Rowlett, Texas; and senior English major Holly Rexroat from Gordon, Texas. The men’s tennis team placed three players on the squad: junior history/philosophy major Dan Benton from Booneville; senior marketing/business administration major Cesar Herrera from Panama City, Panama; and sophomore pre-law major Paul Northcutt from McAlester, Oklahoma. Nick Crider, a senior political science major from Berryville and a member of the golf team, was also named to the squad. To be eligible for ASC All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have lettered in the spring 2004 season, be in at least their second academic year at their institution, and carry a career grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better.