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THREE UTA ATHLETES EARN ALL-ACADEMIC HONOR

June 3, 2004

The University of Texas at Arlington student-athletes Kajsa Haglund, Erik Petersson and Ivorita Taylor were named to the College Sports Information Director's of America (CoSIDA) Academic District VI University Division Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country teams Thursday.

Petersson was named to the men's track and field first-team squad after winning the 2004 outdoor 5,000-meter run during the recent Southland Conference Track and Field Championships in San Marcos. The nine-time all-SLC runner placed in the top 20 in the NCAA Midwest Region Meet May 28 in College Station. He owns the school record in the 5,000 meters with a 14:31.98 turned in during his freshman season in 2001. The Goteborg, Sweden native was named to the all-District squad in 2002 and will advance to the national ballot to be announced in June. Petersson is an international business major with a 3.93 cumulative grade-point average (GPA). The District VI squad was chosen by a vote of members of CoSIDA in the states of Texas, Arkansas Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Haglund will conclude her collegiate career June 9-12 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas.

One of the most decorated student-athletes in school history, Haglund is the school record holder in the outdoor 1,500-meter run (4:18.39), the indoor mile run (4:44.34) and is second all-time in the outdoor 800 meters with a 2:08.05 turned in during last week's NCAA Midwest Regional Meet in College Station.

Haglund is an eight-time SLC champion and all-SLC 12 times during her career. The Bastad, Sweden native, who competed at the NCAA nationals in the 1,500 meters in 2003, will be UTA's lone representative this year in the women's 800 meters.

A 2002 Academic All-SLC selection, Haglund, a psychology major, was named to the 10-member second-team All-District VI after maintaining a 3.83 GPA. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale, be a starter or key reserve on a varsity athletic team and a sophomore in athletic and academic standing.

Taylor is a five-time all-SLC performer from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. The sophomore business major has maintained a perfect 4.00 GPA during her collegiate career. She was a member of the 20203 cross country team that advanced to the NCAA South Central Regional.

Petersson, Haglund and Taylor join volleyball standout Melissa Marek, men's tennis player David Corrie, women's tennis player Anete Rozkalne and men's golfer Jordan Krantz to the all-district squads.

- utamavs.com -

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