Madison Green Voted 2019 Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img Rachel Young A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. Frisco, Texas 4.00 Finance Name School Cl. Hometown GPA Major Marybeth Sandercox Abilene Christian Sr. Lubbock, Texas 3.78 Psychology Ann Hollas#, 1, 3 Stephen F. Austin Sr. Longview, Texas 3.93 Biology Emily Doss Central Arkansas Jr. Springdale, Ark. 3.56 Early Education Breanne Chausse# Sam Houston State So. Coppell, Texas 4.00 Finance / Banking First Team Hannah Brister1, 2 Northwestern State Jr. Paincourtville, La. 3.47 Health and Exercise Science Corin Evans#, 1 Stephen F. Austin Sr. Katy, Texas 3.97 Kinesiology Ashley Lewis1 Sam Houston State Jr. Houston, Texas 3.89 Marketing Maddie Miller Stephen F. Austin Jr. Lorena, Texas 3.00 Psychologycenter_img Alexis Warren Northwestern State Jr. Cypress, Texas 4.00 Business Administration-Finance Madison Green^, #, %, 1, 3 A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Dripping Springs, Texas 4.00 Biology Name School Cl. Hometown GPA Major Eighmy Dobbins# Abilene Christian Sr. Argyle, Texas 4.00 Advertising/PR Bailey Waddington Central Arkansas Jr. San Angelo, Texas 4.00 Biology Second Team ^2019 Southland Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year1All-Conference First Team selection2Two-time all-academic selection3Three-time all-academic selection#CoSIDA Academic All-District%CoSIDA Academic All-America FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Madison Green is the 2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Tuesday along with its Academic All-Conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.In addition to her Student-Athlete of the Year honor, Green landed a spot on the First Team Academic All-Conference squad after a stellar senior season on the court and in the classroom. The Dripping Springs, Texas, native holds a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) as a biology major and concluded her season by helping the Islanders to a 19-12 overall record and an 11-5 run through conference play. Green racked up an impressive seven triple-doubles throughout the year to rank third nationally in the category. She played and started in all 31 of A&M-Corpus Christi’s matches and tabbed 29 double-doubles in 29 along the way. The senior setter was also nominated for the Senior CLASS Award, an honor reserved for NCAA Division I senior student-athletes who have accumulated notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. In addition to being named a First Team All-Conference selection and Southland Setter of the Year, Green also received an Honorable Mention nod from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Further, after being named a 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District first team honoree, Green capped her senior campaign as a CoSIDA Academic All-American for the second-straight year, this time earning first-team distinctions.Green is one of 14 Southland volleyball student-athletes being honored on the 2019 Academic All-Conference squads and one of eight automatic selections on the first team. Five schools are represented among the two teams, led by Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin who tabbed three selections apiece. Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi round out the rosters with two honorees each.Three of the eight first-team members are making repeat appearances on the academic squad, while five captured automatic all-academic status after earning CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. Six student-athletes among the two teams have accumulated a seamless 4.0 GPA.The student-athlete of the year award is selected by the Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13-member universities. The Southland Student-Athlete of the Year award is presented to the one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees shall 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.The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic advisors 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 in order to qualify for the all-academic squad.CoSIDA Academic All-District/All-American selections and First Team All-Conference student-athletes who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named First Team All-Academic honorees.2019 Southland Conference Academic All-Conference Teams Addison Miller1 Sam Houston State Sr. Prosper, Texas 3.83 Health Scienceslast_img read more


first_imgKRIKORIAN’S HOMEBRED MUCHO UNUSUAL MUCH THE BEST AS SHE TAKES $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS GATE TO WIRE BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY YAKTEEN, SHE GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.92OAKS IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERSARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2019)–Dismissed at odds of 10-1, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual went to the front and never looked back in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita, as she breezed by three lengths under Joel Rosario.  Trained by Tim Yakteen, the California-bred daughter of Mucho Macho Man, out of the Unusual Heat mare Not Unusual, got one mile over a “good” turf in 1:36.92.The Cal Cup Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.In her first start on turf and around two turns, Mucho Unusual made an easy lead, getting the opening quarter mile in 24.14 and dictated terms to the far turn, whereupon she unleashed an eye catching turn of foot, opening up on her competition turning for home in an impressive burst.Most recently fourth as the 3-5 favorite in a Cal-bred allowance going 6 ½ furlongs here on Jan. 27, Mucho Unusual was off at 10-1 in a field of nine and paid $23.80, $11.20 and $6.20.A longtime owner/breeder and a member of the California Horse Racing Board, Krikorian picked up $110,000 for the win, taking Mucho Unusual’s earnings to $200,420, while improving her overall mark to 5-2-2-0.Doug O’Neill trained the two-three finishers, as Lippy, who was attentive to the pace, checked in a half length in front of Lakerball, who rallied from mid-pack.Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Lippy was off at 23-1 and paid $24.80 and $11.40.Lakerball was off at 4-1 with Rafael Bejarano and paid $4.40 while finishing 3 ¼ lengths in front of Hot On the Trail.Apache Princess, the 6-5 favorite with Kent Desormeaux, stumbled at the break, was jostled around the first turn and was caught extremely wide at the top of the lane, never threatened while running fifth.Complete fractions on the race were 24.14, 48.84, 1:12.97 and 1:25.06.last_img read more

Samoa Bowl to be held in Hawaii

first_imgThe annual event pits high school all star players from American Samoa against mainland and Hawaii players in football and volleyball.The Director of Athletics for American Samoa’s Department of Education, Tumua Matuu, says the move is about gaining maximum exposure for local athletes.Governor Lolo has offered to provide financial support and the DOE will raise the rest of the funds needed to cover remaining expenses.Matuu says volleyball and football have provided nearly 200 college opportunities for American Samoa athletes within the last five years alone.last_img read more

Lions ravage Isapea

first_imgThe Lions took a 12-6 lead at half-time at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium this afternoon. They had to hold off a determined Isapea side in the second half to secure the win.Suspended Hunters player Gahuna Silas put Isapea right back in the game, scoring two minutes into the second half.Solomon Pokari Kale made no mistake in converting the try to level up.The Lions took back the lead six minutes later after Robin Soga converted a penalty from right in front.Isapea were keen not to let the game slip away from them and the scores were tied again at 14-14 in the 51st minute after Kale kicked a penalty.Two quick tries to Rex Maima and Jerry on the wing gave the Lions some breathing space but Isapea hit back with a try through half-back Japheth Olik.This set up a nail-biting last 10 minutes with the score now at 24-20 with the Lions still leading.The win was sealed in the 74th minute when quick hands to Jerry saw him fly over to score the winning try, with the final score at 30-20.last_img read more

Conchita: “Now Garbiñe is a very dangerous player”

first_img-When Garbiñe and you’re collectively good issues occur, how do you clarify that?-It’s taking place now, let’s go away it that method. I’d reasonably not gaff it. I’m certain there will likely be troublesome and good instances. It’s nice to benefit from the second. It’s going properly, let’s simply take pleasure in what we’ve now. (They already labored collectively in 2017, when Garbiñe gained Wimbledon). -Many individuals talked about you and Garbiñe as a logical work duo, have been you destined to work collectively?-Nicely, sure, I heard that. It’s like with {couples}, all of us need Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston to be collectively once more, proper? Typically it occurs like that. I used to be very good with Karolina (Pliskova). It was a nice affiliation. We had a fantastic 12 months. Now, again with Garbiñe, I really feel nice working exhausting along with her. For me, seeing her properly is nice.-How did you discover Muguruza once you began working and the way do you see her now?-Now I see her properly. I discovered her wanting to work, to do issues properly, to let go and let me work along with her essential issues. Issues are being completed properly and we should proceed like this. We’re on the best method.-Are you able to clarify the way you labored with Muguruza?It seems on the monitor. He is very, very aggressive like when he performed his finest tennis. Bodily I see her very properly. It’s attending to the balls with time. It stands agency, accelerating, ending a lot within the community. That is at all times good to see.-How are you going to persuade Garbiñe to climb extra?It’s best to be ok with your background pictures. You can not go to the community with out extra. He won’t serve and volley. With the essential blows you should put together the purpose, earlier than climbing. While you really feel snug with that and belief, that is when you’ll be able to take the following step. That is your sort of recreation. You need to begin constructing to really feel safer going to the community. She feels snug from the baseline.-How a lot are you engaged on the psychological aspect? I attempt to assist as a lot as I can with every facet, additionally within the psychological half, for my expertise as a tennis participant. Typically it is not crucial to talk for 3 hours. You go straight to the purpose and he or she understands. I attempt to present you what you are able to do to create and achieve confidence. Regularly and with out shortcuts. However she is a champion, she is very good.– Are you shocked that you simply obtained outcomes so rapidly?It has a lot of potential, however we anticipated to go step-by-step. Earlier than Svitolina it was spectacular to see him so properly. There is a lengthy solution to go, however I hope it goes far right here. She is very concerned within the match and is very dangerous.-This 12 months you’ll lastly enter the Corridor of Fame (the sixth Spanish after Alonso, Santana, Arantxa, Orantes and Gimeno), what does it imply to you?-It’s a nice honor. It was the third time he entered the voting. There have been huge names subsequent to mine. Being with them is superb. I’ll really feel full and good in regards to the achievements of my profession. I take pleasure in what I do, what I did as a participant and now continued as a coach. I’m at all times linked to tennis.– How was the transition from working with Pliskova to return to Muguruza?It was fairly quick. I completed with Karolina after the WTA Finals and began the preseason with Garbiñe on November 28. We went to San Diego. We have been there virtually 5 weeks earlier than the beginning of the course, till we went to Shenzhen and Hobart and now, right here we’re. The preseason was very, very good. There was a lot of time to work on the issues that have been wanted. I believe the outcomes are right here. It’s very good to see that the belongings you’ve been engaged on in the course of the preseason are mirrored on the monitor. It’s at all times good for a coach and for the group, for everybody who is behind Garbiñe.What is your philosophy as a coach, methods to work together with the gamers?There is no secret. I find it irresistible, I’m very obsessed with what I do. Exhausting work is at all times very, very essential. I’ve a good relationship with the gamers, as a result of I used to be and I understand how they really feel. I get that further that I believe is very good to have as a coach. I believe folks know that I’m a very severe one that likes to assist and work exhausting. Having the boldness of the gamers is key. Up to now, I’ve succeeded with that.last_img read more

Juventus renews goalkeeper Szczesny until 2024

first_imgSzczesny is almost untouchable in the goal of Juventus. Since its arrival in the summer of 2017 in exchange for 14 million euros, the former Arsenal guard has played 84 official matches and has won two Scudettos, an Italian Cup and an Italian Super Cup.The goalkeeper, at 29, was a substitute for Gianluigi Buffon in his first Turin campaign. With Buffon, with 42 years recently and probably facing his last campaign in the elite, the Juventus It is said to have a goalkeeper during the next campaigns. The Juventus has announced the renovation of the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny until 2024. His previous relationship ended in 2021, therefore, Szczesny will continue wearing the shirt of the Vecchi Signora for three more seasons.last_img read more

Andre Agassi, fifty years of love and hate for tennis

first_imgAndre Agassi, “The Child of Las Vegas” turns 50 this Wednesday. Half a century of a life devoted to tennis, a sport that he himself confessed that he hated since his father positioned a racket in his fingers when he was two years previous, however during which he achieved a “revolution” till he turned one of the seven gamers succesful of successful the 4 Grand Slams. The “man with the quick steps”, the person with the wigs to cover his alopecia, the extravagant participant who wore quick denims to leap on the observe, who wore earrings and who even admitted that he had taken methamphetamine, He performed his final recreation at that 2006 US Open in opposition to German Benjamin Becker when he was 36 years previous. However till then a robust file had already been constructed.Sportingly, Agassi will at all times be remembered as a result of he has been one of the 26 numbers one which tennis has had, a place that he held for 101 weeks, and during which he managed to complete as soon as a season, in 1999, and additionally as a result of he gained 60 tournaments, eight of them Grand Slam. On this facet, you’ll be able to really feel completely happy as a result of it is usually the one one in historical past that has gained the seven most prestigious titles in males’s particular person tennis: the 4 Grand Slam, the Masters, now referred to as ATP Finals, the Olympic gold medal (Atlanta Olympics 1996) and the Davis Cup (1990, 1992 and 1995).It was additionally the youngest participant to achieve over 1,000,000 {dollars} in prizes, after solely taking part in 43 tournaments. However a look at his biography reveals that in these 50 years his life has not been so completely happy. Though the youngsters adored him, though he was the irreverent and “cool” that many praised, Agassi by no means felt liked by the good American public that devoted his love to Pete Sampras to a larger extent, with whom he rivaled in his greatest moments., and to whom he later devoted compliments reminiscent of, “He was extra robotic than a parrot.” It was, sure, an promoting banner, a breath of recent air that splashed and revolutionized tennis with its look, outdoors the canons that have been used then. Together with his racket he starred in what got here to be referred to as “The Rock and Roll of tennis”. However ultimately his complete determine was subjected to a phrase that haunted him: “the picture is every thing”.In his biography “Open”, additionally signed by the Pulitzer Prize J.R. Moehringer and revealed in 2009, many of its hidden truths for a time have been uncovered. His worry when he jumped onto the observe in a wig and feared that it will fall off was one of his foremost obsessions. “I began to wish when it was heat earlier than beginning the sport (Roland Garros remaining in 1990 in opposition to Ecuadorian Andrés Gómez). It was not for the victory, however in order that the wig didn’t fall offHe describes there. His hatred for tennis, a sport imposed on him by his father, Emmanuel “Mike” Agassian, who competed within the 1948 and 1952 Olympics representing Iran in boxing, marked his whole profession. Agassi didn’t select this sport, however his father who dreamed that one of his 4 kids could be a determine with the racket. “I nonetheless hate tennis. And now as a coach, I don’t need to love him. My job is to make a participant enhance his performances, get into his head, perceive who I’ve in entrance of him. And studying from him“He commented on” Open. “Inspired by his father, Agassi took” Pace ​​”unknowingly till his brother Philly warned him. Then, when he was struggling within the lowest moments of his profession, he sank in place 141 with a Severe wrist damage, he admitted that he had additionally ingested Cristal, as methamphetamine is thought.“This may make you are feeling like Superman,” stated Slim, his assistant, cheering him on his first shot. “There’s a second of remorse, adopted by huge disappointment. Then comes a seismic wave of euphoria that sweeps the adverse ideas out of my head. I by no means felt so alive, so hopeful … I by no means felt a lot vitality“Agassi says in” Open “when recounting these sensations from 1997.” My identify, my profession, every thing was at stake. Days later I sat in a chair with a notepad on my lap and wrote a letter to ATP. It was full of lies, blended with half truths“He provides referring to how he felt then, after an ATP physician warned him that he had examined optimistic for a doping management for a sort II substance.Agassi resorted to what might have been a three-month sanction, noting that it had been “his assistant’s mistake” and saved himself from the penalty. That remorse was uncovered in his biography. Additionally his laborious years at Nick Bolletieri’s academy the place he coincided amongst others with Jim Courier, his relationship and marriage with the American actress Brooke Shields and his subsequent wedding ceremony with the German Steffi Graf, icon of the American to maintain match, whose photograph was featured within the fridge. Shaved and proudly carrying his bald head, Agassi and Graf married in 2001 in Las Vegas with solely three individuals within the room, the decide who joined them and the moms of each. Then they’d two kids: Jaden Gil and Jaz Elle.Life since then modified for him. His basis “Andre Agassi For Schooling”, targeted on kids, appears to have modified and improved him. He has been a short lived coach for Grigor Dimitrov and Novak Djokovic, and has declared himself an admirer of Rafael Nadal, whom he considers even above Roger Federer. His phrase “I play tennis as a method of life even supposing I hate him, I hate him with a secret ardour and I at all times have”, will stay in his reminiscence but in addition his legacy as a rebellious, irreverent and pleasant participant.last_img read more

Three years later, Bruno

first_imgVillarreal has confirmed that its captain, Bruno Soriano, has labored usually within the first two work classes of his crew after returning to coaching, which has meant placing finish of virtually three years of absence and of makes an attempt to have the ability to return after an ordeal of bodily issues.The footballer had already skilled together with his crew earlier than the pandemic stoppage occurred, however heor he did it regularly and alternating presences with the group and particular person work.The membership had not disclosed this example, ready to see if this evolution might be the definitive one and the long-awaited return might be made, since This isn’t the primary time that I attempted to return to full exercise, though within the earlier ones it was not profitable.This time it appears that evidently the footballer he has stated goodbye to his inconvenience, as, after having surgical procedure this summer season for the patellar tendon, the ache that prevented him from taking part in has subsided. Bruno’s ordeal started within the summer season 2017, when he underwent surgical procedure for osteophyte within the anterior tibial tuberosity, and that he was supposed to go away him out of the crew for less than three months.After two years of issues and discomfort of every kind, which led him to go to completely different medical doctors and face varied restoration plans, Artana’s participant He determined to have the patellar tendon operated on by Dr. Sakari Orava, which led to a radical change of their scenario.After that operation, the footballer has already begun to enhance till his ultimate return to exercise, as this week has lastly taken place. Bruno hopes to be together with his crew on this ultimate stretch of the League, during which the problem will probably be to see him play and see what occurs on the finish of this marketing campaign, during which his contract with the crew during which he has spent his complete profession ends.last_img read more