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Rowe, Ramirez Crowned 2019 Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year

first_img Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Jaron Hamilton Central Arkansas Sr. Grand Prairie, Texas 3.82 Exercise Science Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Katy Whiteoak Lamar Jr. Manchester, England 3.95 History Julie Emmerson* Lamar Gr. Kenilworth, Warwichshire, England 4.00 Kinesiology Colton Gates Abilene Christian So. Aurora, Colo. 4.00 Engineering Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Gracie Hyde Central Arkansas So. Benton, Ark. 4.00 Exercise Science Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. AustinWomen’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team Alia Henderson UIW So. Bandera, Texas 4.00 Government Briahna Gerlach* Abilene Christian Jr. Gakona, Ala. 3.55 Social Work Kelsey Ramirez* Stephen F. Austin Sr. LaPorte, Texas 4.00 Kinesiology Austin Zirkel Sam Houston State So. Medina, Texas 3.88 Criminal Justice Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Carnley Graham Abilene Christian Sr. Prosper, Texas 3.90 Nursing Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Matt Arnold Lamar Gr. Surrey, England 3.66 Kinesiology Isaac Vargas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. Levelland, Texas 3.80 Electrical Engineering Meredith Clayton Stephen F. Austin So. Brenham, Texas 4.00 Mathematics Jack Gooch* Lamar Gr. Cardiff, Wales 3.90 Business Administration Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Arina Kleshchukova* New Orleans Jr. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 3.67 Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Administration Marek Spriestersbach A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Oberneisen, Germany 3.94 Mechanical Engineering FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Jordan Rowe and Stephen F. Austin’s Kelsey Ramirez are the 2019 Southland Conference Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Thursday. In addition to the individual award winners, Academic All-Conference teams were also announced. All Southland yearly award winners are presented by Ready Nutrition.Rowe capped an incredible season with an appearance at the 2019 NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. The graduate student from Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England, began his 2019 postseason run with a first-place performance at the Southland Conference Championship, securing a First Team All-Conference selection and the league’s Athlete of the Year award along the way. Rowe then moved on to the NCAA South Central Regional meet where he took eighth place in the 10k event in Fayetteville, Ark. He went the distance and closed out his 2019 season at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year, posting a 31:52.8 for an 86th-place finish. As a graduate student, Rowe is pursuing his degree in kinesiology and currently holds a 3.83 grade-point average (GPA).Ramirez claimed a runner-up finish at the 2019 Southland Championship, completing the 6k race with a time of 20:51.5 to push the Ladyjacks to a second-place team finish. The junior then followed up with a 20th-place performance at the NCAA South Central Regional Championship in Fayetteville, where she clocked in at 21:38.0 in the 6,000-meter event. Ramirez currently holds a perfect 4.0 GPA as a senior kinesiology major.Abilene Christian and Lamar lead the way on the men’s Academic All-Conference squads with three selections apiece, followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a pair of honorees. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State each accounted for one selection to close out the roster.On the women’s side, four teams presented two selections apiece, including Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Lamar and Stephen F. Austin. UIW and New Orleans completed the women’s roster with one honoree each.There were a combined eight 4.0 GPAs among the men’s and women’s squads with two on the men’s side and six on the women’s side.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 institution.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: Jordan Rowe, Lamar Men’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team Erin Woodward Central Arkansas Sr. Little Rock, Ark. 4.00 Health Sciences – Physical Therapy Kevin Kipkosgei* Abilene Christian So. Eldoret, Kenya 4.00 Nursing Jordan Rowe* Lamar Gr. Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England 3.83 Kinesiology Conner Miller Abilene Christian Jr. Carrollton, Texas 3.15 Financial Management * Automatic selection; 2019 First Team All-Conferencelast_img read more

NaFAA Strengthens Grip on Regulating the Fisheries Sector

first_img-As President Weah signs Fisheries Act into LawA press release from the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) says that the entity has gained more international relevance following the signing into Law by His Excellency President George Manneh Weah of a Fisheries Act now known as the Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Development Law.The Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Development Law, signed by President George Manneh Weah on November 26, 2019, will provide an effective legal instrument that is consistent with other international tools in managing, conserving and protecting the fisheries resources of Liberia.According to a NaFAA press release, prior to the signing into law of the amended Act by President Weah, the previous Fisheries Instrument only established the institution but did not detail the administrative functions which should conform with international best practices and treaties Liberia has signed up to as it is reflected in this Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Development law.NaFAA, under the insightful leadership of its Director-General, Madam Emma Metieh Glassco, recognized the gaps in managing the sector and took actions to mitigate these lapses through the amendment of the Law.This provides prospects for a well-managed and vibrant Fisheries sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) NaFAA Director General, Emma Metieh Glassco – Advertisement –last_img read more