2008-09 LSC Scholar-Athletes announced
The annual Lone Star Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winners for 2008-09 were announced on Wednesday, with 29 student-athletes honored by league officials.
Each academic year, the LSC presents a Scholar-Athlete Award to one male and one female student-athlete at each member institution. These student-athletes are selected as representatives of the outstanding accomplishments in athletics, scholarship and leadership that are displayed on each LSC campus during the year.
To be eligible for consideration, student-athletes must have participated at least two years in their sport and must have exhausted their athletic eligibility.
Besides representing each of the league's 15 member institutions, this year's recipients represent nine of the 16 sports that are sponsored by the conference. Basketball had the most Scholar-Athletes with five selections.
The 2008-09 Scholar-Athletes led their respective teams to four conference championships and two LSC divisional titles.
Texas is home for 12 of the honorees, with eight from Oklahoma, two from New Mexico and one each from Utah, Kentucky, Louisiana, Canada, France, Chile and Poland.
This year's LSC Scholar-Athlete Award recipients are:
Camille Vandendriessche Track and Field Paris, France
Audrey Maxwell-Lively Basketball Abilene, Texas
Christopher Odom Baseball Frisco, Texas
Amber Korb Soccer Sandy, Utah
Jenna Boren Softball Waurika, Okla.
Cristian Easton Tennis Santiago, Chile
Mallory Markus Basketball Kingfisher, Okla.
Andrew Foshee Baseball Guthrie, Okla.
Tyler Pybas Baseball Ringling, Okla.
Laura Kuestersteffen Softball Konawa, Okla.
Eastern New Mexico
Jacob Wiklund CC/Track&Field Cloudcroft, N.M.
Hillary Gintowt Soccer Gallup, N.M.
Allison Schreiber Volleyball Windthorst, Texas
Brannon Calvert Soccer Pryor, Okla.
Zuzanna Osinska Tennis Warsaw, Poland
Jeff Cox Golf Norman, Okla.
Deana Brooks Tennis Dripping Springs, Texas
Ryan Bowen Baseball Cameron, Okla.
Kaci Carpenter Softball Murray, Ky.
Scott Kulczycki Golf Regina, Saskatechewan
Marlin Cloudy Basketball Center, Texas
Emily Richardson Volleyball Georgetown, Texas
Logan Kelly Track and Field Van Alstyne, Texas
Melissa DoRemus Soccer Mesquite, Texas
LaKeisha Jones Basketball Winnsboro, La.
Abel Garcia Track and Field Del Rio, Texas
Kandis Schroeder Volleyball Windthorst, Texas
West Texas A&M
Jared Brock Football Abernathy, Texas
Emily Brister Basketball Amarillo, Texas
More ASU players likely to feel the draft
By Nathan Wright (Contact)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
SAN ANGELO, Texas — A year ago, Angelo State baseball players Clay Calfee and Shan Sullivan made history by becoming the first two Rams to be selected in the Major League Basebal draft.
By this time next week, they could be joined by three or four members of this year’s ASU squad.
Calfee and Sullivan were both selected by the Dodgers last season — Calfee in the 14th round and Sullivan in the 32nd round. Calfee is still in the Dodgers’ organization. He saw some time with the big-leaguers in a spring training game in March.
Sullivan was released by the Dodgers and will spend his summer playing with the San Angelo Colts.
Both were standouts at ASU, helping lead the team to the Division II World Series two years ago. This year’s team had its share of standouts as well and at least two of them and as many as four are likely to be drafted next week.
First on the list is pitcher Joe Key. Key went to Tampa, Fla., two weeks ago to work out for some teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays.
Catcher Trey Carter is also likely to be picked. He said he has gotten interest from a few teams, including the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.
Kenny Elkind has also drawn some interest from a few major league clubs. One of the best pitchers in the Lone Star Conference, Elkind has the ability to dominate opponents.