Sam Houston State’s Lindsey McLeod Named Softball Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img2019 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 Biologylast_img

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