Fred Jacoby Academic Athletes of the Year announced
West Texas A&M basketball star Emily Brister and Central Oklahoma baseball standout Andrew Foshee were chosen as the 2009 Lone Star Conference Fred Jacoby Academic Athletes of the Year. The awards were announced Tuesday following a vote of the league's sports information directors.
WTAMU's Brister and UCO's Foshee are just the second recipients of the award bearing the name of Jacoby, the long-time LSC commissioner who passed away in March 2008. The nominees included the Academic Player of the Year in each sport as selected during the year.
LSC honors Sports Information Students
Three sports information students were recognized by the Lone Star Conference on Monday as the league announced the 2008-09 Sports Information Student Academic Award winners.
Each academic year the LSC will recognize sports information students who devote countless hours to assist with the operation of the athletics department while also finding the time to excel in the classroom. To be eligible for LSC academic honors, sports information students must carry at least a 3.20 grade point average with a minimum of 24 semester hours at the nominating institution. The qualifications mirror those required of student-athletes to gain LSC All-Academic recognition.
This year's recipients represent three of the LSC's 15 member institutions, with Abilene Christian, Midwestern State and Texas Woman's each honoring one student.
This year's LSC Sports Information Student Academic Award recipients are:
Abilene Christian: Kyle Robarts
Midwestern State: Kaitlin Morrison
Texas Woman's: Kaelyn McPherson
Four receive Track & Field Athlete of the Year honors
Angelo State's Aisha Adams and Adree Lakey, Tarleton State's Jared McNeil and Abilene Christian's Camille Vandendreissche were selected as the 2009 Lone Star Conference Track & Field Athletes of the Year. The awards were announced Tuesday following a vote of the league's head coaches.
The Texans McNeil was the male track recipient and the Wildcat's Vandendreissche was voted top male field athlete, while the Rambelles duo of Adams and Lakey claimed the top female track and field honors, respectively.