FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek was named just one of five finalists for Athletic Director of the Year by the Sports Business enterprise Journal on Monday. Yurachek joins Sandy Barbour (Penn State), Lisa Campos (UTSA), Sean Frazier (Northern Illinois) and Tom Holmoe (BYU) as nominees for the prestigious award. The winner will be introduced for the duration of the Sports Small business Awards to be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Instances Sq. on Wednesday, May possibly 18, 2022.
Yurachek’s selection was a single of two choices from the University of Arkansas. Razorback Athletics is also a nominee in the classification of Greatest in Sporting activities Social Media. Other nominees in that category incorporate the Brooklyn Nets, the Drone Racing League, ESPN on TikTok and Just Women’s Sporting activities. The winner will also be introduced at the May award ceremony.
Yurachek is in his fifth 12 months as vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas. In 2020-21, Razorback Athletics turned in the most productive collective year in faculty record, which include a application-very best eighth put finish in the Learfield IMG Directors’ Cup. Arkansas’ former best end was 14th in the competitors that tracks the nation’s most productive intercollegiate athletics packages.
The Razorbacks received an NCAA title (Women’s Indoor Keep track of & Area), gained eight Best-10 NCAA finishes and a exceptional 10 SEC common period and match championships, together with SEC triple crown sweeps in equally men’s and women’s cross nation & keep track of and industry, a next-straight soccer regular season crown, the program’s initial softball regular period title and a baseball normal period and tournament championship. Arkansas’ championship full led the league and doubled the upcoming closest SEC method. In addition, men’s basketball advanced to the Elite 8 for the first time in more than 25 several years.
In the meantime, Razorback university student-athletes mixed for a 3.25 GPA and 104 university student-athletes graduated from the College of Arkansas. A multi-million-greenback renovation of the Randal Tyson Monitor Middle was finished, when brand new facilities, which includes the $27 million J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Growth Middle and the $15 million Frank O’Mara Observe and Industry Large Functionality Center were constructed.
Arkansas has ongoing its championship momentum in the 2021-22 educational year winning a few Southeastern Conference championships (men’s and women’s cross state, soccer) and a New Year’s Working day bowl activity (Outback Bowl) in football in the drop semester. The Razorbacks rated No. 8 in the final slide standings of the Learfield Directors’ Cup, the optimum of any SEC application.
The men’s and women’s indoor observe and industry teams won SEC championships and recorded best-10 NCAA finishes. In addition, equally the men’s and women’s basketball applications obtained bids to their respective NCAA Basketball Tournaments.
Razorback Athletics was also honored with a nomination in the Most effective of Sports Social Media class for its progressive and remarkable engagement on various social media platforms, especially for its do the job during the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Match. Arkansas was the first event team to surpass just one million cross-system interactions. The Razorbacks concluded 3rd among all Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball systems in complete cross-platform interactions with 1.8 million for March 2021.
In addition, from March 14-April 5, 2021, Razorback Athletics generated 2.3 million movie views on Twitter, 1.3 million video sights on Fb (initial among NCAA groups) and 745,594 video views on Instagram (fourth amongst NCAA groups).