Lockhart Named To All-American Team
Dec. 21, 2000
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois wrestler John Lockhart has been named to the All-American Farm Team sponsored by Dodge Trucks and Successful Farming magazine. Lockhart earned second-team honors on the wrestling team while fellow Fighting Illini Allison Curtin was named captain and first team member of the women's basketball squad.
Lockhart, a junior from Mahomet, Ill., was named a second-team academic All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) last season. He has a cumulative grade point average of 3.28 and is majoring in kinesiology. He earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA tournament during the 1999-2000 season and is currently 12-2 and ranked fourth in the nation.
The All-American Farm Team is a scholastic program sponsored by Dodge Truck and Successful Farming magazine, honoring outstanding collegiate athletes who call a farm or ranch home. This, the first part of the program, honors outstanding men and women athletes from the sports of football, volleyball, basebal, softball and track & field.
Selections to these teams are made by a panel of judges comprised of journalists, college coaches and sports information directors. All athletes named to the program's first team receive a $500 scholarship donated in their name to the college they attend. In addition, team captains receive a $750 scholarship. All athletes and their parents receive a plaque honoring their selection to the team.
This marks the sixth year for the All-American Farm Team program. During that time the program has awarded $175,000 in scholarships to deserving athletes.
Successful Farming magazine is an agricultural journal with 1.5 million readers nationwide.
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