“The Southland and its member institutions are focused on the academic and competitive well-being of these individuals as the work toward graduation and lifelong success.” The Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll acknowledges participants in all sports sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll recognizes student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA. Student-athletes must have been eligible to compete in a conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs. UIW named a total of 97 student-athletes to the list, followed by McNeese (81), Sam Houston State (80), Stephen F. Austin (79), Southeastern Louisiana (78), Houston Baptist (75) and Nicholls (70). Lamar (69), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (56) and New Orleans (22) rounded out the Fall 2017 Honor Roll. The Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, soccer and volleyball who maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average in the semester of their sport. Central Arkansas leads the conference with 127 total honorees, followed by Abilene Christian with 123 and Northwestern State with 101. Of the total student-athletes named, 236 posted perfect 4.00 GPAs during the fall semester. Fall 2017 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (PDF) | 2017-18 Southland Academic AwardsFRISCO, Texas – A total of 1,058 Southland Conference student-athletes were named to the Fall 2017 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the league announced Tuesday. This year’s honoree total is a marked improvement from fall 2016, when 1,008 student-athletes earned the distinction. “We are very honored and pleased to see so many Southland Conference student-athletes continue to succeed academically,” league Commissioner Tom Burnett said.
“What I want is to be here, to play with the world’s best players,” Dembele said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo newspaper.The best players, he said, “are at Barca and it’s for that reason I came here. To win titles for the team and then to be able to be with the France team at the World Cup in Russia”.Dembele again played down any comparison with Neymar.“Neymar is a great player and I still have to strive to improve, to play as I know and offer up my best qualities,” the Frenchman said.“I like to dribble and give the decisive pass to my teammates.“What I hope is to be able to adapt well to the team and to know them all, Messi, Suarez, Iniesta… But above all, to have a good entry into the squad.“At Rennes I played more down the left wing, but also down the right and sometimes in midfield. At Dortmund, it was the same, I alternated wings. I don’t have problems with the position I’ll take up.”Dembele acknowledged that Barca had been interested in signing him last season, but he said he “would not have played what I needed to”.“I had only been playing professionally for half a year. I had to learn more,” he said.Dembele will now form a fearsome forward line alongside five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as Barca aim to wrestle the Champions League and La Liga titles back from rivals Real Madrid.He will have to wait, however, until at least September 9 to make his debut when Barca host Espanyol in a Catalan derby.Dembele announced himself as one of Europe’s top prospects with a stellar season at Dortmund, scoring 10 goals, after joining from Rennes for just 15 million euros a year ago.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s new player Ousmane Dembele (R) poses with his new jersey next to Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu at the Camp Nou stadium on August 28, 2017BARCELONA, Spain, Sep 4 – Barcelona’s new signing Ousmane Dembele said Monday he had eyes firmly fixed on winning titles and a place in France’s squad at next year’s World Cup.Dembele, 20, transferred to Barca from Borussia Dortmund in a 105 million-euro ($125 million) deal that could rise to 145m with add-ons depending on his performance, as the Catalan giants splashed out to fill the gap left by Neymar’s own world record 222m-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain.
DDTV: WATCH a video compiled by the Irish Times marking Ardara’s victory as the Best Village to Live in Ireland.The village has already won that accolade.Now it’s on a shortlist to win the overall Best Place To Live In Ireland award, run by the Irish Times newspaper.The winner will be announced tomorrow, Monday. Click to play the video DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF ARDARA AS VILLAGE AWAITS ‘BEST PLACE TO LIVE’ RESULTS was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF ARDARA AS TOWN AWAITS ‘BEST PLACE TO LIVE’ RESULTS