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 read more

first_imgDefensive Player of the Week: Ferlando Jordan, Southeastern Louisiana – R-So. – Defensive Back – Atlanta, Ga.Jordan intercepted a pair of passes and led the team with four pass breakups in a dominating upset of Central Arkansas. His assignment was freshman standout Tyler Hudson, who entered the day with eight touchdown catches but finished with just one grab. Jordan shares the Southland lead with five interceptions and has returned three of his picks for touchdowns. Fellow Lion and sophomore defensive back Jordan is also a first-time weekly honoree. He intercepted a pair of passes and led SLU with four pass breakups as the Lions limited two-time defending Offensive Player of the Week Breylin Smith to just 193 yards and three interceptions. Tied for the league lead with five interceptions, Jordan contained standout receiver Tyler Hudson to just one catch as SLU handed UCA their first shutout in the Bears’ Division I era. Kelley picks up his first Offensive Player of the Week award after rushing for 39 yards and tying a program record with four scores on the ground in a 34-0 shutout of No. 6/7 Central Arkansas that moved the Lions (6-3, 5-2 SLC) into a share of the Southland Conference lead. He also completed 20 of his 24 pass attempts for 273 yards and another score. SLU begins a two-game road stretch to end the season against Abilene Christian at 1 p.m. CT Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Cole Kelley and Ferlando Jordan, along with Northwestern State’s Parker Pastorello, are the Southland Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Special Teams Player of the Week: Parker Pastorello – Sr. – Punter – Mandeville, La.Pastorello averaged 47.2 yards on five punts in a win over Lamar. He dropped three of his five punts inside the 20-yard line, including two that pinned the Cardinals at their three-yard line. Lamar’s average starting field position following Pastorello’s punts was the 15-yard line. Pastorello played a vital role in flipping the field on Lamar’s offense in a 34-13 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday. He booted five punts for 236 yards, an average of 47.2 yards per attempt. Three of his five punts were downed inside the 20, including two that pinned the Cardinals at their three-yard line. Winners of two of their last three, the Demons (2-8, 2-5 SLC) look to carry that momentum into a tough road test against Sam Houston State at noon Saturday. 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: Ife Adeyi, Sam Houston State; Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State; Julien Gums, Nicholls Honorable Mention: Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Will Lockett, Sam Houston State; Jomard Valsin, Northwestern State Honorable Mention: Gamar Girdy Brito, Houston Baptist; Matt McRobert, Sam Houston St.; Max Quick, Stephen F. Austin Offensive Player of the Week: Cole Kelley, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Quarterback – Lafayette, La.Kelley tied a single-game school record with four rushing touchdowns and completed 20-of-24 passes for 273 yards and another score. Kelley was the catalyst for a Lion offense that racked up 490 total yards and helped Southeastern Louisiana earn its second win over a top-10 FCS team this season.last_img read more

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has spoken with Dele Alli over the star’s coronavirus controversy.The Tottenham boss also revealed his club are planning a pre-season trip to Asia, but want “guarantees” before agreeing to travel.3 Jose Mourinho has revealed that he has spoken to Dele Alli over his coronavirus controversyThe FA have asked Dele, 23, for his observations after he put a video on Snapchat in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.He later deleted the post and then released a new video on Chinese social media platform Weibo to apologise.Mourinho said at his Press conference today: “Yes, of course I spoke with him about that. But for me it was quite an easy conversation because he was sorry about, let’s say, the mistake but it was never his intention to hurt, offend.“He immediately regretted it, recognised it was a young guy mistake, a young generation mistake. And he apologised. So my conversation was easy.“It was not a contradiction of ideas with me unhappy and him not understanding why. It was so simple.“He regrets it, and that’s the best feeling he can show and to have the humility to apologise is remarkable because sometimes young people make mistakes and do not realise.“This conversation was so easy.”He immediately regretted it, recognised it was a young guy mistake. And he apologised. So my conversation was easyJose Mourinho on Dele AlliThe coronavirus outbreak has led to more than 900 deaths in China, with over 40,000 cases reported worldwide.The UK government has described the virus as a “serious and imminent threat” to public health.Tottenham went on a pre-season trip to Singapore and China last summer.Mourinho revealed: “I can say our solidarity is with anyone fearing this situation in China and all over the world. Solidarity with people already with coronavirus, especially the people who died and their families who are suffering.3Most 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 Celtic“Our connection with the Asian fans is obvious, so we care about it.“Are we thinking about going to Asia in the pre-season? Yes, we are – but we need guarantees of safety for our people.“Although we are not thinking about this at the moment. We’re thinking about the people affected.”3England footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolast_img read more

first_imgON the night Spurs paid tribute to their greatest striker, they saw how badly they need one.Tottenham celebrated Jimmy Greaves’ 80th birthday as Leipzig celebrated victory in this Champions League last 16 first leg tie.5 Timo Werner’s penalty handed RB Leipzig a 1-0 win over SpursCredit: AFPTimo Werner’s second half spot kick means last season’s beaten finalists have another mountain to climb if they are to reach the latter stages again this time.And without a striker they will have to climb it with effectively both hands behind their backs.Still it could have been worse. Much worse.One goal was scant reward for Leipzig’s dominance and with his main frontmen Harry Kane and Son Heung-min sidelined with long-term injuries, it is difficult to see how Spurs boss Jose Mourinho canturn this tie around in Germany in three weeks’ time.How Tottenham could do with a Greavesy right now.The Lilywhites’ legendary marksman netted 266 goals in 379 appearances in just over eight years for the club between December 1961 and March 1970.He also played for Chelsea and West Ham and his final total of 357 goals is more top-flight strikes than any other player.5 The Liverpool target netted to leave Spurs scrambling for a place in the quarter finalsCredit: EPAHis family attended the game last night – where Kane presented them with a gift before kick-off.Quite what the old master would have made of it is anybody’s guess.For Mourinho, his players and Tottenham it was worrying as their lack of cutting edge prevented them from getting a real foothold in the match.Still, at least Tottenham fans were treated to a new light-show inside the stadium before kick-off.It must be comforting for Spurs followers to know that while their club failed to land an out-and-out striker in the January, they did manage to sign an electrician.Furious Dele Alli Slams His Boots Down after being subbed off for Tottenham against RB LeipzigYou could not help but wonder if Spurs stars were dazzled by the bright lights as they made a trance-like start.And they were lucky not to fall behind as Leipzig created four excellent chances in the opening NINETY SECONDS.First, Czech striker Patrik Schick drilled a shot wide from the edge of the area.Then after Timo Werner had seen his close range effort cannon off Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez, former Manchester City loanee Angelino’s shot ricocheted off Hugo Lloris’ leg and onto the post – not that the Spurs keeper knew much about it.And when the Germans switched play to the other flank, Werner’s shot was smothered by Lloris at his near post.Shell shocked Spurs struggled to get out of their own half in the opening stages.5 Lucas Moura led the line but was unable to find a way throughCredit: AFPWhen they did finally manage to get into Leipzig’s box, Steven Bergwijn’s shot was parried by keeper Peter Gulasci, whose only first-team appearances in a previous five-year stint at Liverpool came on loan spells at Hereford, Tranmere and Hull.It proved to be only a brief respite as Leipzig went close again before the break when Schick headed wide from a corner and Werner had another shot saved by Lloris.The game was halted at the start of the second half when Leipzig fans threw toilet rolls onto the pitch.This was not in response to Tottenham’s first-half display – but a protest against rising ticket prices.Spurs then created their best chance of the night so far when Serge Aurier’s cross into the box was flicked towards goal by Lucas Moura.Gulacsi got down well to keep it out and unfortunately for Mourinho, Bergwijn skewed the rebound wide.Tottenham were looking stronger than they did before the break, but they fell behind when Ben Davies sent Konrad Laimer crashing to the ground as he tried to intercept Werner’s ball into the box.Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir pointed to spot and Werner netted the resulting penalty to give Leipzig the edge in the 57th minute.It was no more than the visitors deserved and they could have had a second moments later when Werner brilliantly dummied Angelino’s ball inside, but Schick’s shot was turned away by Lloris.5 The likes of Giovani Lo Celso were left frustratedCredit: Getty ImagesMost Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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’Mourinho took action by subbing Gedson Fernandes and Dele Alli with Tanguy Ndombele and Erik Lamela.Dele looked far from happy as he stormed past his manager – who did not even glance at him – to the dugout where the player took his frustrations out on a water bottle and then one of his boots as he threw each to the ground in fury.Back on the pitch, Giovani Lo Celso was proving to be Tottenham’s biggest goal threat as he went close with a long-range shot and then a free kick, which Gulacsi did well to tip onto the post and away for a corner.5 Jose Mourinho knows his side must score at least once in GermanyCredit: Getty ImagesWhy are RB Leipzig players wearing different coloured sponsors on their shirts against Tottenham in Champions League?last_img read more