Clarksville, Ark.-Fifteen University of the Ozarks student-athletes have been named to the 2006 spring American Southwest Conference All-Academic team, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
To be eligible for ASC All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have lettered during 2005-2006 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. The baseball team placed five athletes on the team: Curt Dixon, a sophomore social science major from McAlester, Okla.; Robby Finnell, a sophomore political science major from Tulsa, Okla.; Brett Hays, a senior political science major from Little Rock, Ark.; Brian Heckmann, a senior marketing major from Little Rock, Ark.; and Kyle Hudson, a junior marketing major from Clarksville, Ark. The softball team placed five athletes on the team: Tiffany Armstrong, a junior biology major from Sheridan, Ark.; Jodie Clark, a junior physical education major from Springdale, Ark.; Trenda Neff, a senior chemistry major from Lincoln, Ark.; Jessica Pianalto, a sophomore physical education major from Springdale, Ark.; and Jeanne Randall, a junior biology major from Bryant, Ark. The men’s tennis team placed two athletes on the team: Paul Northcutt, a senior accounting major from Tulsa, Okla.; and Lee Short, a junior religion/philosophy major from Little Rock, Ark. The women’s tennis team placed three athletes on the team: Olivia Fisher, a sophomore business administration major from Mountain Home, Ark.; Ember Smith, a junior mathematics major from Allen, Texas; and Amanda Stang, a junior music major from Albuquerque, N.M.