Central Arkansas’ Myers, Stephen F. Austin’s Walls Claim F.L. McDonald Scholarships

first_imgWalls’ lengthy list of academic achievements include being named to the 20th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team for a second consecutive time and being tabbed a National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete. He was the third student-athlete in Southland history to earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® of the Year honors and was named an Academic All-American® First Team selection for a second time. Myers and Walls will be recognized May 22 at the annual Southland Honors Dinner and Ceremony at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco. Earlier this spring, Walls was named one of two recipients of the 17th Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year scholarships. Additionally, Myers is a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and Sigma Alpha Pi – two programs where induction is based on GPA. She is also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. He was named the Southland Football Student-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year in January. Myers and Walls were chosen from more than a dozen soon-to-graduate or already graduated student-athletes. Applicants must have at least a 3.75 GPA and have lettered at least two seasons at the nominating institution. Each recipient must enroll in a full-time graduate program within one year of receiving the award. Kate Myers, Central ArkansasMyers, a senior infielder from Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks High School), is a biology (pre-med) major with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The 2017 All-Conference selection received Honorable Mention recognition this year and was an All-Academic Team pick in 2017. Myers is the captain of the Bears softball team competing in this week’s conference tournament. The F.L. McDonald Scholarship is the league’s ultimate academic honor for graduating student-athletes. The award is presented annually to one female and one male student-athlete and is selected by the Southland Conference Faculty Athletic Representative Committee. The $5,000 scholarship must be applied to graduate study at an institution of the recipient’s choice. During her time in Conway, Myers has participated in a variety of community relations activities: Samaritan’s Feet Mississippi Flood Relief Collection Arkansas Dream Center Ronald McDonald House UCA softball camps Participating in bingo games at St. Andrew’s Place Nursing Home Reading at Ida Burns Elementary School Miracle League Softball Student Mobilization Organization (STUMO)center_img The former safety plans to attend Purdue University to pursue a graduate degree in mechanical engineering with the goal of working at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Research Laboratory. Last summer, Walls completed an internship at the facility, returning to Johns Hopkins in January to garner more experience before resuming his formal studies next fall in West Lafayette. She plans to attend the Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine. The award was established in 1996 in memory of Dr. F.L. McDonald, a former president of Lamar University and 1999 Southland Hall of Honor inductee. McDonald was serving as Lamar’s president in 1963 when the Southland Conference was established. He is considered one of the league’s founding fathers. Additionally, Walls was a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award. He was involved in a variety of campus and community activities: Student instructor for SFA 101 (freshman orientation course) Big Event – a campus-wide community service initiative Pearland High School graduate volunteer Read to Succeed program (elementary students) Elderly/disabled assistant Gulf Coast Regional Blood donor and nutrition and life skills advocate Marlon Walls, Stephen F. AustinWalls, a four-year letter winner from Pearland, Texas (Pearland High School), graduated in December with a 4.0 GPA in engineering physics. He earned his diploma in just three and a half years while lettering in football all four years in Nacogdoches. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference announced the two student-athletes receiving the 2018 F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarships: University of Central Arkansas softball player Kate Myers and former Stephen F. Austin football player Marlon Walls. Commissioner Tom Burnett made the announcement Tuesday.last_img read more

DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL ‘SHAKE IT UP’ IN STRANORLAR

first_imgThe welcome reception at the Finn Valley Centre.Donegal Youth Council launched their Shake Up Sports initiative last Friday in the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar. Shake Up Sports is a major project that members of the Youth Council have been responsible for developing since the beginning of this year, with the first event welcoming 100 6th Class students from surrounding Finn Valley area Primary schools.Shake Up Sports gave each participant an opportunity to learn more about the importance of sport, with the emphasis on fun and activity rather than competition. The events, which they plan to roll out across the county in the coming months, have been developed by members of the Donegal Youth Council following consultation with young people, and they aim to offer young people the opportunity to sample alternative sports outside of those considered “mainstream”.Getting stuck into the athletics.Sports young people sampled on the day were Basketball, Futsal, Ultimate Frisbee, Tag Rugby, Martial Arts and Field Athletics.Trained adult coaches from Letterkenny Rugby Club, Killygordon Karate Club and Letterkenny Blaze basketball club worked with Youth Councillors on the day to deliver a fun and interactive event.Eamon Connaghan, from Convoy, is Mayor of the Youth Council and was really pleased with the event. “The feedback from the young participants on the day was really positive and you could see they were really excited about getting to try new sports”. The Donegal Youth Council is a group of 36 young people aged 12-18 years, who identify issues and promote projects to improve the lives of young people in Donegal. Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and is co-ordinated at local level by the Donegal Youth Service.DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL ‘SHAKE IT UP’ IN STRANORLAR was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more