Track star Emma Dahl awarded academic honors
Track and field/cross country athlete Emma Dahl received recognition for her hard work in school by becoming a part of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team (USTFCCCA). To be able to do that, a cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required and one of the athletic standards has to be met. One of the requirements for indoor season is that the athlete has to have finished the regular season and be ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event. The requirement for outdoor season is that the athlete has to have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships.
The Sweden native is now a junior, and has a 3.44 cumulative GPA. She is majoring in health science. Dahl is a distance runner and has broken records throughout her athletic career at UALR in Cross Country, both indoor season and outdoor season. During indoor season, she became the second all-time in UALR history with a time of 9:49.13 in the SBC Championship 3k in February. During outdoor season, she moved to fifth all time in the 1500 with a personal record race of 4:34.32 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18. She became the first female to compete at an NCAA West Regional.
For upcoming events in Cross Country, the team is getting prepared for the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic at Memphis, Tennessee on August 30. To cheer on Dahl and the rest of the team here in Little Rock, the UALR Invitational will be held on October 18 at the Rebsamen Golf Course.