Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition
A total of 30 Illini athletes honored
Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Scored points for the Orange and Blue at the Big Ten Championships, placing sixth ... Took first at the EIU Big Blue Classic, setting a personal-best jump of 16-8 3/4 (5.10m) ... Won the Purdue Open Invitational title, tying his career-best of 5.10m ... Finished in the top-six in every meet he competed in ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Had his personal-best jump at the Mark Colligan Memorial with 16-02 (4.93m) placing fifth ... Tied for second at the Tyson Invitational with 16-1 1/4 (4.91m) ... Placed fourth in the Illini Open with a vault of 15-8 (4.80m) ... Competed in four meets.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Placed third at Sea Ray Relays with 16-0 ¾ (4.90m), giving him a personal-best...Tied for fifth at Tom Botts Invitational with 15-7 ¼ (4.76m) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Notched a personal-best height of 15-7 ¼ (4.76m) in the pole vault at the Pepsi Invitational ... Cleared 15-5 (4.70m) in the pole vault at the Illinois Twilight and took fifth ... Placed sixth in the pole vault at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a height of 15-7 (4.75m).
Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at five meets, recording a pair of top-five finishes ... Finished fourth in the event at the Carle/Health Alliance Class and tied for third at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Cleared a personal-best height of 15-7 (4.75m) at the Meyo Invitational.
Took seventh place in the pole vault at the 2009 Illinois Class 3A state meet ... Holds high school pole vault record ... Was a two-time All-Chicago Catholic League and All-Area selection in football.
Born July 29, 1991 ... Parents are Thomas and Leanne Hodur ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Earned six varsity letters in high school, three each in football and track and field ... Favorite athlete is Tom Brady ... Majoring in accounting ... Plans to get his CPA and start a career in Accountancy upon graduation.
Hodur's Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 16-8 ¾ (5.10m) - EIU Big Blue Classic/Purdue Open (3/29/12) - (4/27/12)
Pole Vault: 16-04 (4/98m) - Big Ten Indoor Championship (2/26/11)
Updated July 2012