Howard Wins Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ senior guard Jordan Howard is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by led his team to a 1-1 week against No. 18 UCLA and Alcorn State for a Bears’ offense that averaged 101.5 points per game for the week. This is the Howard’s fourth Player of the Week award for his career and first of the season. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Guard – Chandler, Ariz.Howard dropped 35 points in an overtime thriller at UCLA last Wednesday in a 106-101 loss for the Bears. The senior from Chandler, Ariz., made eight shots from downtown, including a trey that sent the game to overtime and a four-point play to open overtime. The three-pointers made were one shy of a program record and tied for the most UCLA has allowed at Pauley Pavilion. He followed that performance with a 27-point outing in the Bears’ win over Alcorn State on Sunday, 102-76. For the week, Howard averaged 31 points per game and was 12-of-24 from behind the arc, also averaging 3.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the week. The Bears (2-2) set a school record for three-pointers made with 18 against UCLA. They also tied the record for most-three point field goals made by a team and set the record for most three-point field goal attempts (35) at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Josh Ibarra, Houston Baptist; Roddy Peters, Nicholls; Chris Galbreath, Jr., Sam Houston Statelast_img read more

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 read more

SHSU’s Lewis, NSU’s Lohmiller Named Weekly Volleyball Award Winners

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Ashley Lewis and Northwestern State’s Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Lewis paced her Sam Houston State (6-8, 2-0 SLC) squad to a perfect outing on the road in its opening weekend of conference play. The junior collected 44 kills while averaging 4.89 kills per set, claiming double-double performances in a 3-1 victory over Northwestern State and a 3-2 win at Central Arkansas.Lohmiller anchored the Northwestern State (9-7, 1-1 SLC) defense in a pair of games last week, pushing the Lady Demons to a win over Houston Baptist. The senior produced back-to-back games with 20+ digs, concluding Northwestern State’s opening weekend of conference action with 49 digs.The awards are the first of the season for both Lewis and Lohmiller.Offensive Player of the Week: Ashley Lewis – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Houston, TexasLewis played a key role in the Bearkats’ success, marking SHSU’s third consecutive season beginning conference play at 2-0. The junior from Houston, Texas, averaged 4.89 kills per set and had double-doubles in each match, beginning with a career-high 23 kills and 16 digs in a four-set win at Northwestern State on Thursday. She followed that up with 21 more points and 14 digs, adding a pair of blocks and aces to her totals as the Kats outlasted Central Arkansas for their first win in the Prince Center since the 2012 season. Lewis currently ranks third in the Southland with 3.63 kills per set this season.Honorable Mention: Kennedy Shelstead, Abilene Christian; Lucie Porkona, New Orleans; Jodi Edo, Southeastern Louisiana; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austin.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller led a strong defensive effort for the Lady Demons, boosting NSU to a 1-1 mark to begin the conference slate. The senior combined for 49 digs, averaging 6.1 digs per set and helped Northwestern State hold opponents to a .169 hitting percentage. Lohmiller tabbed a season-high 27 digs in the Lady Demons’ 3-1 victory against Houston Baptist Saturday afternoon.Honorable Mention: Sh’Diamond Holly, New Orleans; Addison Miller, Sam Houston State; Karlee Wilkerson, Southeastern Louisiana; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, BELVOIR BAY, WINNER:  “We had a good trip and I was very confident the whole way.  She made a good move around the turn and she did it pretty easily.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, BELVOIR BAY, WINNER: “She’s just unbelievable. She can do anything, any distance up to a mile, any surface. She’s the kind.“I think this may have opened some doors to us in the future, to possibly run on the dirt. I’ll talk to Mr. Barber and do what we want to do but we know she can sprint on the grass obviously, she won the Torrey Pines, and now she won going six and-a-half in the slop so she makes me look good.“I was a little concerned when Smith (Mike, aboard eventual runner-up Lady Suebee) came up outside my other horse (Painting Corners) like he did heading up the backside…but Belvoir Bay had everybody in her sights, so it was no problem.“I thought we’d be sitting second or third all the way but it looked like Flavien had an idea to go up there and go head and head with my other filly. I’m glad he didn’t but it worked out.”GARY BARBER, OWNER BELVOIR BAY, WINNER:  “She can run on anything, we knew that, because she won a Grade III at Del Mar.  I really wasn’t concerned about the switch to dirt, but I was a little worried about the off track.  She’s been training well on the dirt and she ran well on it.”NOTES: The winning owner is Gary Barber.Gary Barber’s Belvoir Bay and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Kane shares training video and insists he is ‘making gains’ in huge boost

first_imgHARRY KANE’S road to recovery appears to be ahead of schedule after sharing a video revealing he is “making gains.”The Spurs striker was initially a doubt for England’s Euro 2020 campaign after tearing his hamstring on New Year’s day.3 Harry Kane is on his long road to recoveryCredit: Instagram @harrykaneKane, 26, was forced to undergo surgery but is making steady progress in his race to be back on the field this season.And he has further given a huge hint to Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate that he will be fit to face Croatia on June 14 with his latest workout video.Kane showed off a clip of him using the battle ropes alongside the caption “making gains, every day.”Boss Jose Mourinho recently revealed how he hopes to have his captain back leading the line to face Leicester in the final home game of the season.He said: “Maybe Leicester. Maybe we will need that match for something. To be fourth, to be fifth, to be sixth.“Maybe we need that match for something and maybe he can help us.”Southgate will be hoping Kane can get as many minutes under his belt as possible before England kick-off their Euro 2020 campaign.3 The England star could be back in time for the EurosCredit: Instagram @harrykaneMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids3Speaking on his recovery, Kane added: “There is not a setback. Nothing has happened. Everything is OK.“He’s having his treatment. There’s no pressure, he keeps going, no setback. It’s just my feeling.“It’s better not to put any kind of expectations, any kind of pressure. Let it go and let’s see.”How to say Steven Bergwijn’s name properly as Tottenham star reveals English and Dutch pronunciations before scoring on Spurs debutlast_img read more

Smith backs Slater to return sooner rather than later

first_imgThough Slater himself revealed less than a month ago he was no certainty to return, Smith is very confident his fullback will be back.”The good news is Billy Slater will play this year,” Smith told The Courier-Mail.”I don’t have an exact date, but it will be earlier rather than later — the good thing is that the fans will see Billy Slater back on the field again.”The coaches as far as I know haven’t put any pressure on him to be fit for round one, we’d love him to be there but if he feels he’s not right to go, it’s his decision.”Having played club and representative rugby league with Slater, Smith is hoping for a successful reunion.”I’ve got my fingers crossed that Billy can get back to the way he can play and the way he wants to play.”It’s exciting for all of us as teammates and the fans of rugby league to see Billy coming back to his best.”When Billy was at his peak doing his thing, there wasn’t a better sight in rugby league, he always gave you a sense something would happen.”I hope he can stay healthy and play out the whole season.”Storm coach Craig Bellamy was a little more conservative in his view of Slater’s potential return but does think it’s on the cards.“I’m pretty sure he won’t be playing the first couple of rounds,” Bellamy said.“We’ve waited a long time and we’re not going to take any risks on him physically or mentally.”We definitely think we can see a light at the end of the tunnel now.”last_img read more

Australia still on top at Commonwealth Youth Games

first_imgThey have 17 gold and 41 medals in all, ahead of South Africa, England and Malaysia.On the final day of track and field, Amy Harding-Delooze won the girl’s 800m and 1500m events while Grace Robinson added gold in shot put.The green and golds also had further success in the water, winning gold in the boy’s 200m backstroke, girl’s 400m freestyle and double gold in the 4x100m relays.South Africa did the double in the boy’s and girl’s hurdles while Tlotliso Gift Leotlela added the 200m gold medal to his victory in the 100m.Fijian weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana scooped gold in the girl’s 63kg category with compatriot Maraia Moana claiming silver and bronze in the 69kg division.Hosts Samoa won a further two relay medals – silver in the boy’s 4x100m and bronze in the girl’s event.Meanwhile Australia impressed on the first day of rugby sevens, with the boy’s beating Samoa 24-12 and the girl’s thrashing Fiji 36-0.last_img read more

PNGRFU AGM to be held this month

first_imgTo be hosted on Jan 25th, the meet will see new executives of the board elected.This was announced by President of the PNGRFU, Ben Frame, this week.Frame, who is recognised by the International Rugby Board (IRB) as the President of the PNGRFU, said details of the venue and time of the AGM will be made available in due course.In a notice out this week, the purpose and business of the meeting, as required by the PNGRFU Constitution, are:To elect new executives to the PNGRFU board;To formally report to the members on the activities and financial status of the PNGRFU, year ending Dec 31, 2015; andTo present the audited financial report for the year ending Dec 31, 2015.last_img read more

Atlético lands in Canada

first_imgCurrently the operations of Ottawa Fury ceased, so if this investment of Atlético de Madrid in Canadian territory was completed, they would start from scratch just as they did in Mexico in 2017 when acquiring Atlético de San Luis in the Liga MX. Currently, businessman Marc Goudie is the owner of the Canadian franchise, as well as the owner of the Redblacks football team of the Canadian Football League and the Ottawa Hockey 67’s team. Goudie also owns the rights to use TD Place Stadium, which has a capacity for 24,000 people.Atlético de Madrid is going through a positive moment by doubling the volume of its earnings this last year and contemplating a growth in which the expansion of the brand has played an important role helping the evolution of the business, the investment would be made through the Atlético de Madrid International Holding company created in 2017 by the rojiblanco council to manage the first investment made in the Americas. Ottawa would be the destination chosen by Atlético de Madrid to have a second franchise in the Americas and thus strengthen the presence of its brand in North America in accordance with the Spanish team’s expansion project. The team chosen would be the Ottawa Fury FC located in the Canadian capital, club founded in 2011, and that today is not registered or participating in any league after CONCACAF decided not to renew their permission to continue competing in the United Soccer League, so that this form joined the Canadian league that in 2019 had a relaunch and that will play its second season in this 2020.last_img read more

There are inventions that change our lives and then there are these …

first_imgInventors have existed for centuries; people who find a problem or an annoying situation, have put to work to create an invention that solves this problem. It can already be something as easy as putting a stick on a candy, or something as complex as a printing press so you don’t have to copy hundreds of books by hand.As time passes, the number of inventions in the world is much greater and it seems almost impossible that any more could appear. However, creativity and need are things that will never disappear. Not all inventions may be so popular or practical, but there will always be people who make creations that somehow help the world. A good example of this is Matty Benedetto. This young man has become an expert when it comes to creating the most absurd inventions. A few days ago he published in the Instagram account Unnecessaryinventions, or “unnecessary inventions” in Spanish, his own version of the classic pants we all know. These pants, unlike the normal ones, have a XXL pocket that covers the entire back. Image: iStock Creativity and need are things that will never disappearA user becomes an expert by creating “unnecessary” inventionslast_img read more

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