Twin Sisters Are Champions on Track Field and in Classroom

by | Apr 25, 2018 | In The News & Multimedia, Video

Tori Weeks Hoggard rises above the bar during a pole vault attempt in 2018.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When twin sisters Lexi Weeks Jacobus and Tori Weeks Hoggard arrived on the University of Arkansas campus, they had more than just a spot on the Razorbacks’ national championship-winning women’s track and field team in mind. 

The Cabot natives wanted to train in the nation’s best women’s collegiate pole vaulting program while pursuing their degrees at a nationally recognized institution.  

“Everything we do each day in Razorback Athletics is focused on student-athlete success and building Razorbacks/Champions for life,” said Hunter Yurachek, vice chancellor and director of athletics. 

Less than three years since they arrived on The Hill, the daughters of Brent and Amy Weeks have combined for 10 All-America honors, nine All-SEC recognitions, four SEC championships, three NCAA championships and a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games — all while pursuing their degrees in biochemistry in the Honors College.  

 

This story originally appeared in the University of Arkansas’ Newswire publication. Please visit news.uark.edu for more stories like this.

Amy Schlesing

Director of Strategic Communications, University Relations 

479-575-3033 // amys@uark.edu