Eric Fattig And Lauren Bonds Named To CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team

June 3, 2010


Kansas seniors long jumper Eric Fattig and middle-distance runner Lauren Bonds were named a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team honorees on Thursday. The distinction is given to those who excel in the classroom and in their respective athletic events.

Fattig, a native of Kearney, Neb., has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout his career. He has already obtained a degree in engineering major is currently maintaining a perfect 4.0 gpa while working on his master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Fattig is a four-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and also earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine honors in 2008.

Fattig is also excelling in his sport as he recently advanced to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the long jump for the first time in his KU career. Fattig placed 10th at last week’s NCAA West Preliminary Meet and will compete next week in Eugene, Ore., for a chance at a national title and All-America honors. He turned in his personal best mark of 7.60 meters (24-11.75 ft.) April 30 at the Arkansas Twilight Meet.

Bonds registered a 3.93 gpa during her four years at KU as she recently graduated with a degree in political science and history. She was recently named the Robert Frederick Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award at the Jayhawk Senior and Scholar Athlete Banquet and was one of 10 KU athletes to earn the Senior Athlete of the Year honor. Bonds is a three-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Bonds, who set the school record in the 1,500 meters last weekend, will join Fattig at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships after turning in the top time in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA West Prelims. Bonds will look to pick up outdoor All-America honors after doing so as part of the distance medley relay at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Both Fattig and Bonds were named the Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Award earlier this spring.

CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and have competed in a standard proportion of their team’s meets.

In all, 18 Jayhawks, including Fattig and Bonds, will travel to Eugene for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 9-12. Be sure to log on to to check on their progress throughout the week.