Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
SEC honor for Lazas
Arkansas heptathlete Kevin Lazas clears the bar with a height of 6 feet 6 inches in the high jump of the men's heptathlon Friday evening at the Razorback Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Kevin Lazas was named the Southeastern Conference's field athlete of the week Tuesday.
Lazas recorded the nation's top score in the heptathlon last weekend at the Razorback Invitational, finishing with 5,923 points. Lazas is the defending NCAA champion in the event.
The SEC award is the first for Lazas this season. Sprinter and hurdler Omar McLeod has twice been named the league's freshman of the week.