TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts junior pole vaulter Justin Estala has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team, it was announced Thursday. It is the second year in a row in which the ORU track and field program has had someone honored after Leif Peterson earned the distinction in 2014-15.
A two-time indoor USTFCCCA All-American in the pole vault, Estala carries a 3.84 GPA in sports management. He finished 10th in the nation at the 2016 NCAA Indoor National Championship and won five straight indoor pole vault events, including the Summit League Championship.
Estala will now be eligible for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced at a later date.
NCAA DIVISION I (CO, ID, KS, MT, NE, NM, OK, TX, WY)
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Connor Bey NORTH TEXAS Sr. Celina, Texas 3.94 Computer science
Ryan Crouser TEXAS Gr. Boring, Ore. 3.83 Finance
Brandon Doughty OKLAHOMA Gr. Charles Town, W. Va. 3.80 administrative leadership
Justin Estala ORAL ROBERTS Jr. Paris, Ark. 3.84 Sports management
Garrison Fick HOUSTON BAPTIST Sr. Sugar Land, Texas 3.92 Management
Levi Gipson NEBRASKA Sr. Lincoln, Neb. 3.96 Nutrition, exercise & health science
Evan Karakolis RICE Sr. Scarborough, Ontario 4.00 Mechanical engineering
Tim Rackers TULSA Sr. St. Louis, Mo. 3.95 Mechanical engineering / Spanish
Yannick Roggatz NEW MEXICO Gr. Birkenau, Germany 3.93 Business administration
Cody Rush NEBRASKA Sr. Grand Island, Neb. 3.93 Nutrition science
Ben Saarel COLORADO Jr. Salt Lake City, Utah 3.96 Engineering physics / computer sci.
Taylor Smith U.S. AIR FORCE Jr. Clovis, Calif. 3.39 Economics / management
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