Jameyson named D2CCA First Team All-South Central Region Catcher
COMMERCE– Texas A&M University-Commerce junior Mariah Jameyson made catcher on the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association’s First Team South Central All-Region. The team was announced Monday by the D2CCA. The award takes into account both athletic and academic achievement. She will now advance to the All-America ballot.
“The post-season awards that look at both on the field and off the field accomplishments have always been my favorite,” said A&M-Commerce head softball coach Richie Bruister. “It shows the dedication an athlete has to their academics and athletics. What Mariah has achieved on the field and in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA is remarkable. She is an excellent example of our ‘Best in Class’ mission and exactly how I want our program represented.”
Jameyson, a human performance major from Seattle, Wash., was named the Lone Star Conference Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-LSC after a standout first season with the Lions. First Team All-Region by the NFCA also named her. During the regular season, she led the nation in RBIs with 69 and co-led the nation with 20 home runs. She was also in the top 10 in the nation in slugging percentage and total bases. She had 68 hits, which was third in the LSC and was sixth in the conference with a .407 batting average.
Jameyson set single-season school records for batting average, slugging percentage, hits, home runs, RBIs, total bases and base runners caught stealing. She had four games with multiple home runs, 18 games with multiple RBIs, 21 games with multiple hits and 12 games with multiple runs scored. She was named NFCA National Player of the Week on March 29 and was named LSC Hitter of the Week on Feb. 7.
In addition to her work on the diamond, Jameyson has also been a model student in her time at A&M-Commerce. She was named to the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2016 semester, received the “Best In Class” award for the fall semester with a 4.0 GPA and logged more than 32 hours of community service during the academic year.
Lion Football to host Senior Showcase on May 20
COMMERCE – The back-to-back-to-back Lone Star Conference champion Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is hosting a Senior Showcase Camp on Saturday (May 20).
The exhibition is only open to unsigned high school seniors (class of 2017) and junior college players. Registration begins at 9:00 am that day at A&M-Commerce’s Memorial Stadium. The showcase will run from 10:00 am until noon.
Registration and more information on the showcase is available at http://www.LionAthletics.com/FBCamps
36 Lions to participate in Spring 2017 Commencement Exercises
COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce athletics department celebrated the graduation of its student-athletes this weekend, as 36 Lions received degrees at Spring Commencement ceremonies in the Field House on Friday and Saturday.
Thirty-six Student-Athletes, Student Athletic Trainers, and Dance Team Members are participating in graduation, with 34 earning bachelors’ degrees and two earning their Masters degree. Four student-athletes graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors, while four student-athletes graduated with Cum Laude honors.
The May graduates were honored with a reception on Friday night following the graduate program’s commencement ceremony. Ceremonies for bachelor’s degrees were held throughout the day Saturday.
Angelique Carmouche – Bachelor of Science – Human Performance
Cheyenne Gehring – Bachelor of Science – Human Performance
Mandolyn Peterson – Bachelor of Science – Human Performance (Cum Laude)
Jessica St. Aubin – Bachelor of Science – Sports & Recreation Management
Dakota Brewer – Bachelor of Science – Radio & Television
Shelbie Blackstone – Bachelor of General Studies
Angel Byrd – Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice (Psychology)
Jazmyn Goolsby – Bachelor of Science – Psychology
Trey Seymore – Bachelor of General Studies
Weston Zeller – Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering (Magna Cum Laude)
Brittany Adams – Bachelor of General Studies
Natalie Hessong – Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting (Cum Laude)
Kieston Carter – Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology & Sports Studies
Elwood Clement – Bachelor of Science – Sports & Recreation Management
Richard Cooper – Bachelor of General Studies
Hector Dominguez – Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice
Uriah Harris – Bachelor of General Studies
Hayden Marsh – Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance
Cameron Rogers – Bachelor of Science – Sports & Recreation Management
Jeremiah Walters – Bachelor of General Studies
Marisa Delgado – Bachelor of Arts – History (Magna Cum Laude)
Cherie Jackson – Bachelor of Science – Biological Science (Magna Cum Laude)
December Rivers – Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice
Madison Cordts – Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Communications
Ashley Phillips – Bachelor of Science – Psychology (Magna Cum Laude)
Haley Van Schaick – Bachelor of Science – Sports & Recreation Management
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Ashley Bassett – Bachelor of Science – Journalism/Public Relations
Selasie Koto – Bachelor of Science – Computer Science
Verlencia Shaw – Bachelor of General Studies
MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Gage Bowles – Bachelor of Science – Business Administration
Johnathan Cole – Bachelor of Science – Human Performance
Chase Graham – Bachelor of Science – Technology Management (Cum Laude)
Luis Romero – Bachelor of Science – Instructional Training & Design
GOLF – Women
Emily Taylor named CoSIDA Academic All-District
Taylor advances to Academic All-America ballot
COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golfer Emily Taylor has earned Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as announced Thursday.
Taylor completed her senior season with the third-best single season scoring average in school history at 78.09, earning All-Lone Star Conference Honorable Mention. She also earned LSC All-Academic honors in 2017 and was a 2016 all-LSC second team selection.
Taylor was twice named LSC Golfer of the Week in the 2016-17 season and was the runner-up at the OBU Fall Invitational, leading the Lions to their first tournament win since 1999. The three-time WGCA All-American Scholar graduated Summa Cum Laude in December with a degree in Sports & Recreation Management.
With her selection as Academic All-District, Taylor advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Obst named Lone Star Conference Outstanding Male Field Athlete; Pincock named Men’s Coach of the Year
Lion men receive 22 All-Conference awards, Lion women receive nine
RICHARDSON– Texas A&M University-Commerce senior Florian Obst has been named the Lone Star Conference’s Outstanding Male Field Athlete of the Year, while Lion head track & field coach George Pincock has also been named Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year. The LSC office on Thursday announced the awards.
“It’s a great honor for Florian to receive this award,” Pincock said. “He made a lot of sacrifices over those three days of the conference tournament to contribute to the team, and we are very proud of him.”
Obst, from Emmering, Germany, won the gold medal in the decathlon at the LSC Outdoor Championships last week with 7,395 points, placing first in six of the ten events. This medal is the third highest in all of Division II this year, and he is automatically entered to compete in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 25-27 in Bradenton, Fla.
Obst had already reached the score necessary to qualify for the NCAA Championships but improved his season-best marks in three events and improved his overall decathlon score by more than 150 points. He also set a provisional qualifying mark in the long jump. This award comes after an impressive indoor track and field season that earned Obst a First Team All-America distinction as well as All-Region and First Team All-LSC honors.
Pincock is in his first season as the Lions’ head coach after rising to the top position in December. He also was named the Indoor Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year, marking the second time in three seasons a Lion coach has received both the indoor and outdoor Coach of the Year awards. Pincock led the men’s team to their 19th LSC Outdoor Championship in school history and just the second in the last half-century. Also, the Lion women’s track and field team finished third at the LSC Championships, their highest finish in school history.
The LSC also announced the All-Conference awards. The list of all-conference performers includes the first, second and third place finishers in each event, including all members of the winning relay teams. Awarded 22 All-Conference distinctions went to the Lion men, and the Lion women received nine.
“We are very proud of all our athletes that received All-Conference awards,” Pincock said. “We talked about everyone being able to contribute. This honor is what happens when we make that decision to participate and give out best effort at the right time. It’s just a great honor for these kids to have these awards and to see their hard work pay off.”
The Lions will send selected student-athletes to last chance meets this weekend at locations to be announced. The field for the NCAA Division II Championships will be announced on Tuesday, May 16. The Lions currently have 30 athletes with NCAA provisional marks and two with automatic qualifying marks.
MEN’S ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMERS
|Devon Sanders||4x400m relay|
|Josiah Dennis||4x400m relay|
|Erick Quiroz||4x400m relay|
|Stadrian Taylor||4x400m relay|
|Gage Bowles||Triple Jump|
|Chase Graham||Hammer Throw|
|Steeven Martinez||3,000m steeplechase|
|Malcolm Woods||4x100m relay|
|Reggie Kincade||4x100m relay|
|Isaiah McFail||4x100m relay|
|Devon Sanders||4x100m relay, 200m|
|DeVontae Steele||Triple Jump|
|Joseph Brown||Shot Put|
|Kenneth Adams||Hammer Throw|