Southland Conference Announces Fall 2018 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

first_imgFall 2018 Commissioner’s Honor Roll | 2018-19 Academic AwardsFRISCO, Texas – A total of 989 Southland Conference student-athletes across 62 teams are on the Fall 2018 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the league announced Thursday. The men’s sports are cross country and football, and the women’s sports are cross country, soccer and volleyball.The Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, soccer and volleyball who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average in the semester of their sport.Of the total student-athletes named, 223 posted perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall semester.“We are very honored and pleased to see so many Southland Conference student-athletes continue to succeed academically,” league Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “The Southland and its member institutions are focused on the academic and competitive well-being of these individuals as the work toward graduation and lifelong success.”Central Arkansas leads the conference with 122 total honorees, followed by Abilene Christian with 108, and Incarnate Word with 104.Northwestern State has 93 student-athletes on the list, followed by Southeastern Louisiana (81), Houston Baptist (79), McNeese (77), Sam Houston State (71), Stephen F. Austin (66) and Nicholls (61). Lamar (57), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (45) and New Orleans (25) round out the Fall 2018 Honor Roll.Among the league’s 11 football-playing schools, UCA paves the way with 56 student-athletes earning Commissioner’s Honor Roll status. Abilene Christian has the second-most with 51 gridders and Northwestern State ranks third among football teams with 41 student-athletes.Incarnate Word and Central Arkansas tied to lead the men’s cross country student-athletes with 14 runners from each institution making the grade. Northwestern State tallied the third-most with nine men’s harriers. In women’s cross country, the Bears finished up front with 16 runners, while the UIW Cardinals notched 13 student-athletes. In third was Stephen F. Austin and McNeese have 11 runners apiece.Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word account for 26 soccer student-athletes from each institution on the Honor Roll, while Central Arkansas and Nicholls are represented with 23 each.Among volleyball players, ACU finished at the forefront with 18 representatives, while 15 Northwestern State student-athletes made the list. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, New Orleans and Stephen F. Austin each placed 14.last_img read more

Simona Halep opens in 2020 to add her 20th title

first_imgThe Romanian Simona Halep, first favourite, received the title of the Dubai event for the second time after beating the Kazakh Elena Rykabina (3-6, 6-Three and 7-6 (5)) to launch her medal winners of this 12 months and lift to twenty the variety of trophies all through his profession. Halep starred in a meritorious comeback towards a rival on a roll. Rybakina is among the most match tennis gamers in the course. He took the restrict to Halep, among the best on the circuit, which already has about twenty titles, together with two from the Grand Slam the place he contemplates one other three misplaced finals. It took two and a half hours for Halep to flip round a sport that began crooked after Rybakina’s good begin, nineteenth participant of the world who in Dubai performed his third ultimate of the course. He received Hobart’s and misplaced Shenzhen’s. He undertook the conquest of his third trophy as a result of he received final 12 months in Bucharest. Nevertheless, the Kazakh couldn’t cease the development of Halep in the second duel between the 2. Within the earlier one, in Wuham (China) in 2019, the Kazakh counts because the winner because the Romanian retired in the tenth sport.Halep, the second feminine rating participant, balanced the state of affairs by signing up the second set with solvency. He was additionally stronger in the ultimate, resolved in the tiebreaker. The Romanian tennis participant already has her first title in the season, in Dubai, which she additionally conquered in 2015.last_img read more

Those who dont wish to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai be sent to

first_imgRSS: VijChandigarh, May 5 (PTI) Outspoken Haryana Minister Anil Vij today stoked a controversy by saying people who do not wish to chant Bharat Mata ki Jai should be “sent” to RSS Shakhas.The Haryana Health and Sports Minister also wanted to know “what is wrong in saying Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and said “these people (who do not wish to chant the slogan) must be sent to RSS Shakhas.”The five-time MLA also said, “It is need of the hour to make children aware about Geeta as it contains history of the country”.The Minister, who had launched a campaign to declare cow as national animal, said “stringent laws” should be enacted to check cow slaughter as it provides milk to people of all religions.Meanwhile, he termed Clinical Establishment Act as “incomplete” and demanded amendment to it to curb “exorbitant fees” charged by doctors in private clinics.Vij alleged drug addiction has become a “problem” in Haryana districts neighbouring Punjab.”Punjab is facing the problem of drug addiction and there have been several cases where youths in districts of Haryana close to Punjab have been found to be addicted to drugs,” the BJP Minister, whose party is an ally of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab, said.He said the Haryana government has been taking preventive, curative and educative measures to make people aware of the problem of drugs. He said that as many 84 government hospitals in Haryana will be upgraded so they become compliant with standards prescribed by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health care (NABH). “A survey is in process and all 84 government hospitals in the state will be to NABH level in one go soon,” he said, adding, “37 per cent of states total budget will be spent on upgrading government hospitals”.advertisementHowever, he admitted that there is an acute shortage of doctors in the state.The capital expenditure in the Health sector will to the tune of Rs 25 crore soon, he said. PTI VJ DBS SK DBSlast_img read more