first_imgMen’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Alex Eykelbosch McNeese Sr. Hemel Hempstead 4.00 Health & Human Performance Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Matthew Arnold Lamar Gr. Surrey, England 3.50 Kinesiology * Automatic selection; 2018 First Team All-Conference Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year: Allyson Girard, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiWomen’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team Katie Buckley* Lamar Gr. Manchester, England 3.83 Kinesiology Jamie Crowe* Lamar Gr. Glasgow, Scotland 3.83 Kinesiology Garett Cortez* UIW Sr. Schertz, Texas 3.86 Sport Management FRISCO, Texas – Lamar graduate student Jamie Crowe and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Allyson Girard have been named the 2018 Southland Conference Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year, league officials announced Wednesday. In addition to the individual award winners, Academic All-Conference First and Second Teams were also announced. All Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Crowe, a Glasgow, Scotland native, wrapped up the 2018 season with a 3.83 grade point average within his kinesiology major. As a graduate student running for the Cardinals, Crowe placed first overall at the 2018 Southland Conference Championships with a 25:59.1 pace. The postseason continued for Crowe at the South Central Regional meet where he registered a 31:36.3 clip to once again place first among the field and become the first ever Lamar runner to win an individual regional title. Following his first-place performances, he was named USTFCCCA South Central Region Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Crowe concluded his cross country season at the NCAA National Championships where he finished 75th overall.Girard, a senior from Gilbert, Ariz., also capped off a successful season where she led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi placing with top-10 finishes of each meet. Her first-place finish at the 2018 Southland Conference Championships pushed the Islanders to their fifth-ever conference championship. The senior qualified for the NCAA National Championships after a sixth-place individual finish at the South Central Regional meet, where she posted a personal-best time of 20:41.5 in the 6k event. In addition to her success on the cross country course, Girard has claimed a 3.73 grade point average as a biomedical science major.Central Arkansas led the way with three total selections among the men’s All-Academic teams, while Lamar and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi added two runners apiece. Incarnate Word, Stephen F. Austin and McNeese each provided one student-athlete.Stephen F. Austin led the women’s side with three honorees among the first and second teams. Lamar and McNeese came in next providing two runners each. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Incarnate Word and Abilene Christian rounded out the women’s squads all earning one selection each.One male and five female student-athletes on the all-academic teams hold flawless 4.00 GPAs.Southland Conference All-Academic Teams are voted upon by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each school. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted upon by an awards committee which consists of one administrator from each member school. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted.To be eligible for all-academic distinction, an athlete must hold a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average through the semester prior to the sport’s championship, completed at least one full academic year at the nominating school prior to the current season, and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitions during the most recently completed season.Student-Athlete of the Year nominees must hold at least a 3.20 GPA and have completed at least two years of athletic competition at the nominating school, including the current season.First Team All-Conference athletes (top five finishers at the Southland Cross Country Championships) who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named First Team All-Academic.Men’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year: Jamie Crowe, LamarMen’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team Alex Hanson Central Arkansas Jr. Thatcham, England 3.22 Marketing Niall Holt McNeese Sr. Southampton, England 4.00 Health & Human Performance Jared Hamilton Central Arkansas Jr. Grand Prairie, Texas 3.74 Exercise Science Isaac Vargas A&M-Corpus Christi So. Levelland, Texas 3.60 Electrical Engineering Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Allyson Girard* A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Gilbert, Ariz. 3.73 Biomedical Science Gladys Jerotich* McNeese Sr. Eldoret, Kenya 3.20 GNST/MLSC Titus Kiplagat* Stephen F. Austin R-Fr. Eldoret, Kenya 3.13 Kinesiology Danielle Martinez UIW Sr. New Braunfels, Texas 3.84 Marketing Carnley Graham Abilene Christian Sr. Prosper, Texas 3.91 Nursing Kelsey Ramirez Stephen F. Austin So. LaPorte, Texas 4.00 Biology Taryn Surratt* Stephen F. Austin Jr. Webster, Texas 4.00 Music Markus Schweikert Central Arkansas Sr. Spay, Germany 3.87 Marketing Claire Crone Stephen F. Austin Jr. Cedar Park, Texas 4.00 Mathematics Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Katy Whiteoak Lamar So. Manchester, England 4.00 Health & Human Performance Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Marek Spriestersbach A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Oberneisen, Germany 3.96 Mechanical Engineeringlast_img

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