2022 Southland Track & Field Academic All-Conference teams announced

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Southland Conference

HBU’s Smith and UIW’s Barrett voted Outdoor Student-Athletes of the Year

FRISCO, Texas – HBU’s Kaitlin Smith and UIW’s Parker Barrett are the 2022 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Tuesday along with its academic all-conference teams.

The 2022 Southland Indoor Student-Athlete of the Year, Smith repeated the honor for the outdoor season, in addition to winning MVP honors following the Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Smith earned a total of seven medals, four gold, during the indoor and outdoor seasons. The graduate student from Wailuku, Hawaii, qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the heptathlon and earned second-team All-America recognition with an 11th-place finish. Smith carried a 4.0 GPA earning a B.S. in kinesiology, and then her Master’s in kinesiology-sport management to earn Southland All-Academic honors for the fourth year in a row and a nod on the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.

Barrett, the Southland javelin champion, holds a 3.74 grade-point average (GPA) as a criminal justice major. As a sophomore, Barrett led the Cardinals to their first outdoor championship with 21 points. He won the javelin with a throw of 61.44m, while also placing third in the high jump (1.98m) and fourth in the decathlon (5,443 points). Barrett, who hails from DeKalb, Texas, is a two-time selection to the Southland Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

The men’s all-academic roster is comprised of 27 spots, with Southland men’s team champion UIW leading the way with six selections, while HBU placed five on the squad. HBU senior Scott Boon and graduate student Matthew Hernandez of UIW received their third all-academic honor, while eight others were repeat selection.

On the 37-member women’s all-academic team, McNeese placed eight honorees apiece, followed closely by HBU and UIW with seven selections and Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi added five each.

Southland Conference Track & Field All-Academic Teams are selected by a 50-percent rule. Of the total number of nominees, half are named all-academic selections. Honorees are nominated and voted upon by head coaches, sports information directors, and academic staff members from each university. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted on by the Southland awards committee, consisting of one administrator from each member school.

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year: Parker Barrett, UIW

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year: Kaitlin Smith, HBU

2022 Southland Conference Men’s Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team

Name

School

Cl.

GPA

Major

Scott Boon*3

HBU

Sr.

3.90

International Business

Zyyare Brown

HBU

Jr.

3.71

Cinematic Arts

Ben Drew*2

HBU

Sr.

3.90

Finance

Garrett Gibson2

HBU

Sr.

3.37

Business Administration

Travis Jacobs

HBU

Sr.

4.00

Kinesiology-Sports Management

Parker Barrett^*2

UIW

Jr.

3.74

Criminal Justice

Cameron Crowe

UIW

Jr.

3.14

Business Administration

Tristan Garren

UIW

Jr.

3.50

Engineering

Matthew Hernandez3

UIW

Gr.

4.00

Master of Business Administration

DeVante Mount

UIW

So.

3.09

Cyber Service Systems

Garrett Stokes

UIW

Jr.

3.82

Cyber Service Systems

Terril Banks

McNeese

Jr.

3.62

Criminal Justice

Joey Croft

McNeese

Jr.

3.56

H&HP-Sports Medicine

Josh Raphael

McNeese

Sr.

3.62

Criminal Justice

Julian Forde*

New Orleans

So.

3.50

Human Performance & Health Promo.

Jaden Forester

New Orleans

So.

4.00

Computer Science

Alec Snell*2

New Orleans

Sr.

3.53

Engineering

Destine Scott2

Northwestern State

Jr.

3.25

General Studies

Nikaoli Williams

Northwestern State

So.

3.38

Electronic Engineering Technology

Bradley Makuvire

Southeastern

So.

3.20

Psychology

Thomas Nedow

Southeastern

Sr.

3.54

Athletic Training

Slavko Stevic*2

Southeastern

Jr.

3.96

Computer Science

Terrell Webb

Southeastern

So.

3.28

Sports Management

Timor Barrett2

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Gr.

3.50

Kinesiology

Ke’Tavion Humber*

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

3.67

Psychology

Dennis Kipngeno*2

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Jr.

3.27

Nursing

Tristan Stellmach

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Gr.

3.90

Master of Business Administration

2022 Southland Conference Women’s Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team

Name

School

Cl.

GPA

Major

Ashlyn Dobson

HBU

Sr.

3.00

Reading

Noa Grochowski

HBU

Jr.

3.60

International Business

Kemaya Linton

HBU

So.

3.32

Psychology

Tasheba Pleasant

HBU

Jr.

3.27

Biology

Jessica Rabius*2

HBU

Sr.

3.73

Kinesiology-Sports Management

Zara Richardson

HBU

Jr.

4.00

Elementary Education

Kaitlin Smith^*4

HBU

Gr.

4.00

Kinesiology-Sports Management

Klaire Bentley

UIW

Jr.

3.17

Mathematics

Alia Henderson

UIW

Jr.

3.64

Government

Madison Henry3

UIW

Gr.

4.00

Master of Business Administration

Madeline Marrone

UIW

Jr.

3.93

Rehabilitative Sciences

Alisa Novosad3

UIW

Sr.

4.00

Rehabilitative Sciences

Gabrielle Thomas*

UIW

So.

3.26

Business Administration

Sullivan Wilke2

UIW

Jr.

4.00

Rehabilitative Sciences

Maja Gebauer

McNeese

So.

3.63

Biology

Ciara Gilroy

McNeese

So.

3.91

HHP-Physical Therapy

Kayla Harrison

McNeese

So.

3.65

HHP-Sports Medicine

Malayia Jedkins3

McNeese

Sr.

3.26

Health Services Management

Mariah Lee

McNeese

So.

4.00

Criminal Justice

Morgan Talley

McNeese

So.

3.73

Education

Kayla Warner

McNeese

So.

3.60

HHP-Sports Medicine

Dreunna Washington*

McNeese

So.

3.89

HHP-Physical Therapy

Kelondra Narcisse

Nicholls

Jr.

3.75

Nursing

Omo Oboh

Nicholls

Sr.

3.13

Nursing

Elsa Rijpstra2

Nicholls

Jr.

4.00

Health Sciences-Pre-Athletic Training

Annemarie Broussard*3

Northwestern State

Sr.

3.71

Health & Exercise Science

Madison Brown

Northwestern State

So.

3.90

Health & Exercise Science

Janiel Moore*2

Northwestern State

Gr.

4.00

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Karlyn Trahan

Northwestern State

So.

4.00

Nursing

Erin Wilson*

Northwestern State

Sr.

3.86

Nursing

Indya Jackson2

Southeastern

Jr.

3.20

Biology

Lara Zupanc

Southeastern

Jr.

3.97

Psychology

Valentina Campos

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Gr.

3.14

Business Administration

Quin Johnson*

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

4.00

Criminal Justice

Devon Polk

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

3.48

Kinesiology

Yasmine Steele

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

3.76

Marketing

Capri Wilson

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

3.17

Elementary Education

* Automatic selection

2 Two-time all-academic selection

3 Three-time all-academic selection

4 Four-time all-academic selection

^ Student-Athlete of the Year

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