Kokorin named academic All-American

    11:35 AM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark)- In recognition of his success on the track and in the classroom, Anton Kokorin has been named a second-team Capital One Academic All-American as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kokorin was eligible for national accolades after receiving academic all-district honors in May.

    The Leningradskaya, Russia, native posted a 3.833 cumulative grade-point average at Arkansas as a supply chain management major. During the year, Kokorin was named to the athletic department's Athletic Director's List (3.50-3.99 GPA). On the track, he was a two-time All-American. He earned individual honors during the indoor season for his performance at 400 meters and was part of the Razorbacks' runner-up outdoor finish in the 4x400-meter relay.

    To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sport information director.

    In May, Kokorin and teammate Nathanael Franks earned academic all-district honors. Franks went on to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon. In his first appearance at the national meet, the Damascus, Ore., native finished in 16th place with 7,469 points and four personal-best event marks.

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