Central Arkansas’ Bassett Tabbed Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas senior forward Camille Bassett is the 2018 Southland Conference Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Thursday in conjunction with the All-Academic First and Second Teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.A native of Vista, Calif., Bassett holds a 3.51 grade point average while majoring in communication science and disorders. She completes the sweep of the league’s top two awards after taking home Player of the Year honors in 2018. Now a two-time all-academic honoree, Bassett was also named Forward of the Year, finishing as the league leader in goals (9), points (21) and points per game (1.75) in conference play.The Bears and Abilene Christian both lead with five honorees. Houston Baptist earned a trio of selections while Lamar, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin all each had two selected. McNeese, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi each collected one all-academic spot.Stephen F. Austin’s Carli Arthurs earned an automatic selection as a Second Team Academic All-American, the second academic All-America honor of her career. Northwestern State’s Jayden Wheeler and Ashley Hamilton of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi both earned automatic selections as members of the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.Six members of this year’s selections are repeat honorees from past all-academic teams, including Bassett, Wheeler, Arthurs, Lamar’s Juliana Ocampo and Houston Baptist’s Megan Rickert.Southland Conference All-Academic Teams are voted upon by the 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 have 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.CoSIDA Academic All-District/All-American selections and First Team All-Conference athletes who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named all-academic.2018 Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year: Camille Bassett, Central Arkansas2018 Soccer All-Academic First Team MF Ashley Hamilton^ A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. Dallas, Texas 4.00 Biology F Christina Cutura Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Pearl River, La. 3.50 Health Education & Promotion MF Hadley Dickinson* Central Arkansas So. Cabot, Ark. 3.16 Undecided F Lucy Ashworth# Lamar So. Wigan, England 3.50 Nutrition MF Rachel Palet McNeese Jr. Plano, Texas 3.90 Exercise Science MF Juliana Ocampo*2 Lamar Sr. Bogota, Colombia 3.66 Exercise Science MF Jayden Wheeler^2 Northwestern State Jr. Rockwall, Texas 4.00 Elementary Education GK Lauren Mercuri* Central Arkansas Sr. Gig Harbor, Wash. 3.17 Marketing Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown GPA Major D Kristen Ricks* Central Arkansas Sr. Keller, Texas 3.33 Broadcast Journalism D Baylii Bieke* Houston Baptist Sr. Little Elm, Texas 3.17 Psychology Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown GPA Major D Megan Rickert2 Houston Baptist Jr. Round Rock, Texas 4.00 Nursing D Michelle Mulrooney* Abilene Christian Jr. Lodi, Calif. 3.38 Management F Sabriah Spencer Houston Baptist Sr. Brampton, Ontario 3.07 International Business * Automatic selection; First Team All-Conference^ Automatic selection; CoSIDA Academic All-District% Automatic selection; CoSIDA Academic All-American2 Two-time All-Academic selection# At-Large Selection F Savannah Tidd Central Arkansas Jr. Peoria, Ariz. 3.95 Biology F Camille Bassett*2 Central Arkansas Sr. Vista, Calif. 3.51 Communication Science & Disorders MF Sophie Standifer# Abilene Christian Sr. Southlake, Texas 3.94 Teaching Mathematics F April Trowbridge Northwestern State Sr. Halifax, Nova Scotia 3.68 Psychology D Caity Acosta Abilene Christian Sr. Albuquerque, N.M. 3.93 Communication Science & Disorders 2018 Soccer All-Academic Second Team MF Sophia Fondren Stephen F. Austin So. Frisco, Texas 3.90 Kinesiology GK Rachel Johnson Abilene Christian Sr. Coppell, Texas 3.63 Kinesiology D Carli Arthurs^%2 Stephen F. Austin Jr. Lewisville, Texas 4.00 Mathematics F Dylan Owens2 Abilene Christian Sr. Willard, Mo. 3.79 Advertising and Public Relationslast_img read more

Football Set To Host Undefeated Jacksonville On Saturday

first_imgThe Drake University football team plays its second-to-last home game of the 2015 season on Saturday afternoon when it hosts undefeated Jacksonville.Jacksonville comes to Des Moines with a 3-0 PFL record, but is ineligible for the PFL regular-season title and automatic bid in 2015 due to league-imposed penalties. The Dolphins are coming off a non-conference win over cross-town rivals Edward Waters, 49-28. The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s contest with a 3-4 overall record and 2-2 in the PFL after falling at San Diego last week, 27-0.Drake leads the all-time series 11-3 over Jacksonville and are perfect 6-0 at home. The Dolphins won last year’s meeting, 29-14, snapping a three-game Bulldog winning streak.Drake’s defense continues to lead the squad as the team ranks third in PFL games in total defense by allowing just 280 yards per game, and are second in the conference in rushing (65.8 ypg) and sacks (14). John Hugunin leads Drake’s defense with 57 tackles, including 9.0 for a loss. The fifth-year senior linebacker leads the country with six forced fumbles and ranks sixth with two fumble recoveries. Junior defensive end Mack Marrin is one of the best pass rushers in the conference as he ranks second in the league with five sacks to go with 7.0 tackles for a loss.The Bulldogs’ offense is led by junior running back Conley Wilkins who has scored 48 of Drake’s 151 points this season and rushed for 466 yards, the second-most in PFL. Jacksonville has one of the best offenses in the PFL as it leads the league in total offense (449.5 ypg), passing (317.0 ypg) and second in scoring (29.5 ppg). JU’s offense is led by Kade Bell, who leads the PFL in passing yards (312.0 ypg) and total offense (319.3 ypg). Bell is responsible for 108 of JU’s 177 points, which ranks in 10th in the country.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more