FAYETTEVILLE — Already NCAA Women’s Outdoor Championships bound for Eugene, Ore. after each cleared 14-1 1-4 in the only vault they required to qualify among the top 12 last week at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Austin, Texas, University of Arkansas pole vaulting twin sisters Lexi Weeks and Tori Weeks of Cabot were honored Friday as named to the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Cross Country team combining outstanding achievements in academics and athletics.


Lexi Weeks, the reigning NCAA Outdoor champion going into the NCAA Outdoor Championships June 7-10in Eugene, Ore. and a 2-time SEC Outdoor champion, 3-time All-American, and 2016 NCAA Indoor champion and a 2016 U.S. Olympian, and Tori Weeks, the reigning SEC Indoor champion and SEC Outdoor runner-up and a 3-time All-American, and the 2017 SEC Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Both have 4.0 grade points at the UA while majoring in chemistry.


The Weeks sisters, and teammate Desiree Freier, also vaulting 14-1 1-4 at Austin, all are Eugene bound and all were NCAA Indoor All-Americans last March in College Station, Texas before finishing 1-2-3 at the SEC Outdoor in Columbia, S.C.


Nate Allen