2019 Softball Student-Athlete of the Year: Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State Name University Class Hometown GPA Major Kelly Meeuwsen3 Lamar Sr. Hillsboro, Ore. 3.47 Biology Second Team Name Morgan Felts2 Central Arkansas Sr. Conway, Ark. 3.85 Psychology GPA Shannon Klaus Lamar Jr. Cedar Creek, Texas 3.91 Exercise Science Tiffany Thompson1,2 Sam Houston State Jr. Montgomery, Texas 3.78 Public Health Sierra Humphrey Houston Baptist So. Tecumseh, Okla. 4.00 Biochemistry-Molecular Biology Emma Holland# Nicholls So. Weimar, Texas 4.00 Health Sciences – Pre Professional Hometown Amanda Gianelloni3 Nicholls Sr. Napoleonville, La. 3.86 Marketing Madisen Blackford1 Southeastern La. So. Des Moines, Ia. 3.54 Accounting Lindsey McLeod^,1,3,#,% Sam Houston State Sr. Austin, Texas 4.00 Public Health Megan Landry#,1,3 Nicholls Sr. Pierre Part, La. 3.97 Secondary Education – English The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland Student-Athlete of the Year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. ^2019 Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year1All-Conference First Team selection2Two-time All-Academic selection3Three-time All-Academic selection#Google Cloud Academic All-District®%Google Cloud Academic All-America® Margarita Corona1 Stephen F. Austin Sr. Tucson, Ariz. 3.09 Kinesiology University First Team Rebecca Skains Southeastern La. Sr. Calhoun, La. 3.71 Biology Demi Janak2,#,% Houston Baptist Sr. Spring, Texas 4.00 Accounting Brooke Malia Sam Houston State So. Cypress, Texas 3.58 General Business Linsey Tomlinson Abilene Christian Jr. Huffman, Texas 4.00 Psychology FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Lindsey McLeod is the 2019 Southland Conference Softball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday along with its all-academic teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.McLeod was named the 2019 Southland Pitcher and Player of the Year during her senior campaign, where she led the Bearkats to Southland regular-season and tournament titles. The Austin, Texas, native was a First Team All-Conference selection, a Third Team NFCA All-Region pitcher and a 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District and All-America® honoree. Her final season with Sam Houston State was nothing short of spectacular as she delivered two no-hitter performances, one perfect game against UT-Martin (March 1) and 2-1 upset over No. 9 Texas in the opening round of the NCAA Softball Tournament. McLeod concluded her career at Sam Houston State with a 4.0 grade-point average and a degree in public health.In total, 10 softball student-athletes earned automatic first team selections. Four were named Google Cloud All-District picks and eight earned first team all-conference honors. McLeod and Houston Baptist’s Demi Janak represent the Southland on the Academic All-America roster.In addition to McLeod, Lamar’s Kelly Meeuwsen, along with Megan Landry and Amanda Gianelloni of Nicholls are each making their third-career appearances on a Southland all-academic squad.Of the 10 schools represented on the all-academic squads, Nicholls and Sam Houston State lead the conference with four selections apiece. All four of the Colonels’ honorees earned spots on the first team. Abilene Christian and Southeastern Louisiana each have three representatives. Houston Baptist, Lamar, McNeese and Northwestern State all landed a pair of selections among the two teams. Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin rounded out the represented institutions with one honoree each.The All-Academic teams are voted on by head coaches, sports information directors and academic/compliance staff members from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection, excluding pitchers. Nominees who were also named to the All-Conference First Team or Google Cloud Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic. Samantha Bradley Abilene Christian So. Azle, Texas 4.00 Mathematics Katelyn Belch Abilene Christian So. Wylie, Texas 4.00 Elementary Education Justyce McClain1 McNeese Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.22 Mass Communication Class Major Meagan McDonald1 Sam Houston State Jr. Georgetown, Texas 3.76 Kinesiology Ella Manzer Southeastern La. So. Alexandria, La. 3.29 Biology 2019 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic Teams Kali Clement1 Nicholls Sr. Thibodaux, La. 3.61 Health Sciences – Pre Professional Aubree Turbeville McNeese Sr. Mesquite, Texas 3.14 Health & Human Performance Cayla Jones Northwestern State So. Missouri City, Texas 3.33 Business Administration Elise Vincent Northwestern State Jr. Maurice, La. 3.91 Biology
National Commercial Bank (NCB) has joined the corporate companies that have offered to give the Sunshine Girls a helping hand in their push for glory at next month’s Netball World Cup in Australia.On Wednesday, the bank announced that it had adopted goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid in a presentation ceremony at the National Arena.NCB, which has a long history of supporting and sponsoring the Sunshine Girls, splashed out $930,000 to provide for the Southern Steel star’s needs while participating in the World Championships Down Under in August.In return, Fowler-Reid will be an ambassador for the bank’s Excellence JA programme, which aims to showcase NCB’s commitment and support to sports, youth and education.”I am overwhelmed, elated to be an ambassador for NCB. They are a wonderful organisation, and for them to stick out for me and my organisation, the Sunshine Girls, I am proud and honoured to be a part of their team,” the six feet, six inches shooter said.Over the past two decades, NCB has assisted Netball Jamaica in refurbishing its office, sponsored international series, raised funds, paid players’ school fees, and was instrumental in bringing Australia’s top-rated coach, Jill McIntosh, here.Belinda Williams, manager of corporate communications at NCB, said they remained strong supporters of the national netball programme and could not ignore the ladies’ call for more assistance.Netball Jamaica President Marva Bernard praised NCB for its continued support but said the drive to raise funds goes on.”This is huge. We spoke to NCB weeks ago when we realised the gap was still too wide, and they tentatively said yes, and we pencilled it in, and now it’s in ink. We are going to continue to raise money until we come back from the Netball World Cup, as it is a huge spend, and every day something new comes up,” she said.
On military appreciation night in Brooklyn, @KyrieIrving wanted to thank some soldiers in attendance himself pic.twitter.com/s7Hk6D9Pog— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 15, 2017Kyrie Irving gave away another pair of his Nike Kyrie 3s, and this time both the shoes and the recipients are of utmost importance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe masked Irving, after leading the Boston Celtics to a 109-102 road victory over the Brooklyn Nets, saw two members of the military in the audience for the home teams’ military appreciation night and proceeded to make their days instantly better.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kia sends disgruntled Revilla to Phoenix for Grimaldo, pick Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ The Kyrie 3 Irving gave away was a special colorway dedicated to his mother Elizabeth and features a rose pattern and a “mom” lettering on the tongue.This wasn’t the first time Irving gave away his shoes to the members of the audience.Irving did it in the preseason when he gave his sneakers and jersey to a fan in Charlotte.He again hamnded his game-worn sneakers to a grade-schooler in the Boston’s season-opener in Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Irving gave one of the ladies his game-worn jersey while giving the other a special makeup of his Kyrie 3. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny
P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The referee didn’t immediately point to the spot but then showed a yellow to Pique and awarded the penalty.De Rossi confidently struck the spot kick inside the right post and even though Ter Stegen leaped in the right direction the goalkeeper had no chance.Ter Stegen was again helpless when Manolas headed inside the far post.Valverde waited until the final 10 minutes to use all three of his substitutions.“We had enough experience on the pitch to solve things,” the manager said, before adding: “I thought.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “They showed attitude and for whatever reason we didn’t know how to respond, or to make chances,” Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets said. “For that reason they were better in all aspects tonight.”It’s the first time that Roma has reached the last four since it lost the 1984 final to Liverpool on penalties in its own stadium — and it’s the third straight year that Barcelona has been eliminated at this stage.“It’s a possibility that this might be my last game in the Champions League but right now this is hard for all the team, all of us,” Barcelona captain Andrea Iniesta said after setting a record with his 22nd match in the quarterfinals. “We so wanted to win this tournament but we’ve failed to do so again.“It’s really tough. It seems untrue. Very hard to accept. With the advantage we had we went out because we really did things badly. The Champions League punishes you for that.”Liverpool also reached the semifinals after recovering from conceding a goal inside two minutes against Manchester City to win 2-1 thanks to second-half strikes by former Roma striker Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.Only two clubs had previously overturned at least a three-goal first-leg deficit in the Champions League — Deportivo La Coruna beat AC Milan 4-0 after losing the opening leg 4-1 in the 2004 quarterfinals and Barcelona routed Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 after losing the first game 4-0 in last season’s Round of 16.“Well when you lose a match like this you think about everything that went wrong. You analyze things,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said through a translator when asked if would take the blame for the loss. “We had a great opportunity and we didn’t seize it.”Roma captain De Rossi set up Dzeko’s goal with a straight ball and the Bosnian striker muscled off defenders to shoot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen with his left foot.Suarez was so frustrated at times for not receiving enough balls that he slammed both hands on the pitch on one occasion.Dzeko was at it again after the break with a show of brute force, shrugging off Gerard Pique and Umtiti to approach the goal. Pique then grabbed Dzeko’s left arm and tugged the striker to the ground. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames His header from a corner in the 82nd minute Tuesday put Roma into the Champions League semifinals and knocked out five-time champion Barcelona following one of the most extraordinary comebacks the competition has ever seen.Roma won 3-0 to overturn a three-goal deficit and advance on away goals, having entered the game as massive underdogs after losing the first leg of their quarterfinal 4-1 against a Lionel Messi-led team that was one of the big favorites to win the competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I don’t care about becoming part of Roma’s history. I’m just happy that the squad has reached the Champions League semifinals by beating a great team like Barcelona,” Manolas said. “In the first leg they denied us two penalties but tonight we showed that Roma can play with and beat anyone.”The atmosphere inside the Stadio Olimpico was deafening as Roma unexpectedly dominated. Simmons playing for 76ers after suffering from stomach flu MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, and Roma’s Daniele De Rossi talk as they walk off the pitch during half time in the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between between Roma and FC Barcelona, at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ROME — With his arms held out wide and his mouth gaping open, Kostas Manolas started running and yelling uncontrollably. Then he patted his chest and was mobbed by his Roma teammates.Manolas, a center back known more for his defensive skills then his attacking abilities, had just scored one of the most memorable goals in Roma’s history.ADVERTISEMENT Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco acknowledged before the match that his team needed a “miracle” to advance, and they got the start they needed when when Edin Dzeko controlled an over-the-top pass between two defenders after six minutes and poked in his sixth goal in this season’s competition.Then near the hour mark, Dzeko earned a penalty that Daniele De Rossi converted to set the stage for Manolas’ late header.“It is for moments like this that it is so beautiful to live for these colors,” recently retired Roma captain Francesco Totti tweeted, adding “Daje Roma!” — “Go Roma” in Roman dialect — followed by two heart emojis in yellow and red.Messi and fellow Barcelona forward Luis Suarez hardly threatened as Roma dominated possession for long stretches and stifled the Catalan club with high pressure.Roma capitalized on its aerial threat through Dzeko and Patrik Schick and its stifling defense forced Barcelona into a series of uncharacteristic misplaced passes.ADVERTISEMENT
Maria Sharapova of Russia prepares to serve to Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their women’s singles match on the second day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — These are not the sorts of matches Maria Sharapova is supposed to lose, letting lead after lead slip away Tuesday against a qualifier ranked 132nd — and in the first round of Wimbledon, no less.Then again, at this edition of The Championships, as they prefer to call the event around here, the initial 48 hours have provided more surprising exits than anyone’s accustomed to: A total of seven top-10 men’s and women’s seeds departed in the opening round, more than in any previous year in the professional era’s half-century.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town How unlikely was this result?Since losing the first two Grand Slam matches of her career as a teenager, Sharapova was 49-1 in openers at majors, 13-0 at Wimbledon.She’s a former No. 1, now seeded 24th, who owns five Grand Slam titles.And Diatchenko?Repeatedly sidetracked by injuries of one sort or another — “I think I will write a book after I finish playing,” Diatchenko joked about her health history, even on a day she was visited by a trainer for groin and lower back issues — the 27-year-old Russian came in 0-2 at Wimbledon and 8-25 overall in main-draw matches at all tour-level events.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Still, it was shocking to see someone considered so gritty, so successful at figuring out how to win, struggle when so close to victory. Especially against such an inexperienced opponent.Did she get struck by a case of the jitters?“That’s part of the game, is to feel moments of tension, to feel there’s something on the line. That’s just human. No matter how many times you’ve done it, no matter what court you’re playing on — Centre Court, back court — just the moment, the crowd — Wimbledon, another tournament — you always want to do your best,” Sharapova said. “Of course you feel it. But I love that feeling. That’s one of the reasons I play. I definitely, maybe, wasn’t smart enough, didn’t play the right way in the crucial moments.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That includes two-time champion Petra Kvitova, who was sent home by Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 a few hours before 2004 titlist Sharapova folded against Vitalia Diatchenko in a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss she seemingly controlled time and again before dropping the last three games.“Sometimes,” Sharapova said, “you put yourself in a better, or winning, position, and you don’t finish.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA 15-month doping ban kept her out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament in 2016, and an injury sidelined her a year ago. It looked as if it would be a pleasant, straightforward return when she went ahead by a set and a break at 5-2.Sharapova then served for the match at 5-3, but faltered. After being pushed to a third set, Sharapova went up a break at 2-1. That edge disappeared right away. She went up another break at 4-3. That advantage, too, was given right back. Sharapova’s collapse eventually ended, perhaps fittingly, with her 11th double-fault. “Everybody,” Diatchenko said afterward, “expects me to lose the match.”But she didn’t, in part because Sharapova failed to win it.That continued the kind of topsy-turvy tournament it’s been so far, of a piece with the sunnier-than-normal weather. The temperature has been in the low 80s (high 20s Celsius), there’s been nary a cloud, and some players have noticed the grass offering more unpredictable bounces.There are other theories for what’s been causing these unprecedented results. On Tuesday, No. 8 Kvitova and No. 6 Caroline Garcia lost, a day after No. 4 Sloane Stephens, the reigning U.S. Open champion, and No. 5 Elina Svitolina did. Also Tuesday, No. 7 Dominic Thiem, the French Open runner-up last month, quit because of a bad back while down two sets and a break, and No. 10 David Goffin was beaten, a day after No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov lost.“I really believe it: Here on grass, you don’t know what to expect,” said No. 1 Simona Halep, who joined fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as a straight-set winner on Day 2. “Some players can play (their) best tennis. The top players can play a little bit less. You never know. … Every match can go either way.”Kvitova spoke about being beset by nerves and the idea that the pressure to live up to expectations at a Grand Slam tournament can be most burdensome early in a tournament.“I don’t think it’s just me,” she said. “I think it’s all of the seeded players.”She was able to smile and laugh through her news conference, though, saying that she feels as if her return from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic in December 2016 constitutes her “biggest” win.Sharapova, meanwhile, said that the quick switch from clay to grass can make things tough on some players. She’s found that transition more difficult as she’s gotten older.Maybe that’s true. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding
Wayne Peters and Marlon Jones found themselves before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday, charged with breaking and entering the Mandela Avenue home of Delmark Booker, and stealing therefrom his cell phone valued $80,000 and clothing valued $15,000.The charge detailed that in committing the burglary — between March 16/17, 2018 – the defendants wounded Booker in the process.Jones also faces a charge of wounding Booker after Booker confronted Peters who was seen wearing some of his missing clothing.According to Peters, he was a tenant in Booker’s home, and on the day in question, he found Booker’s clothing outside of the room which he occupied.He revealed that he was also locked out of the house, and, as such, he took the clothing and left. He explained that he was confused as to why he was being charged.However Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore contended that Booker had secured his premises, and when he returned the following day, he found that it was broken into, and the articles were missing. The matter was reported and the accused persons were later arrested and charged.The Court heard that when Booker had confronted one of the defendants, that defendant took up a steel pipe and dealt Booker a lash to his face.The prosecutor did not object to either defendant being placed on bail, and each was placed on $80,000 bail. The next hearing of this matter in court is set for April 16, 2018.
The Fort St. John RCMP have arrested a man for the homicide of a Prince George resident. The North District Major Crime Section with the Prince George Detachment Serious Crime Unit and the Fort St. John Detachment arrested Jesse Norman Sweder of Fort St. John. Jesse is 27 years old and has been charged with the murder of Peter Letendre. The shooting death of Peter occurred on December 11th, 2004 on Norwood Street in Prince George. He was scheduled for his first court appearance today in Fort St. John. – Advertisement -The Crown Counsel Special Prosecutions Unit, which focuses on organized crime, will be handling the case.
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The conference will focus on three learning streams, which are ‘discover, design and succeed’; the purpose of which is said to allow attendees to design their own personal education roadmap, according to Spark’s webpage.Janet Krestin and Nancy Vonk are the keynote speakers for this year; both of whom are known for their advertising work and advocacy for women in the workforce.“They’re passionate believers in mentoring, collaboration, and creativity as essential components to leadership,” a Spark press release reads. “Their unconventional ideas on career development are echoed in “Darling, You Can’t Do Both” (And Other Noise To Ignore On Your Way Up), a guide to rules women should break for success.”- Advertisement -This upcoming conference is being held at the Fort St. John Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre on May 12 – May 13, 2015.The cost to attend is $341, GST included.Follow this link to complete the online registration form, make your payment and secure your seat.Advertisement
Liverpool target Andre-Pierre Gignac will have to cut his wage demands by a third if he decides to stay at Marseille, according to reports in France.Gignac has been in lethal form in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 12 goals in 17 appearances and firing Marseille to the top of the table.However, the France international is still yet to sign a new contract, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.talkSPORT told you last week about Gignac’s decision to wait until the end of the season before deciding his future, with Marseille struggling to meet his demands.According to RMC, L’OM’s chairman Vincent Labrune is only willing to offer Gignac £40,000-a-week – meaning the striker’s current wages would be cut by a third.Liverpool are reportedly willing to offer Gignac nearly double that amount and, as a result, the 29-year-old is said to be keeping his options open. 1 Andre-Pierre Gignac