SLU’s Lee & SFA’s Bain Receive Southland McCarty Citizenship Awards

first_imgBain took the lead on various community service projects, including a reading program with elementary schools, establishing a basketball playground for the less fortunate and assisting with free basketball clinics. The day after the Duke win, Bain and his teammates served the homeless at an area Nacogdoches food kitchen around the Thanksgiving holiday. He serves as an excellent role model for kids in the Nacogdoches community and back home in the Bahamas. Nate Bain, Stephen F. Austin Men’s BasketballBain literally gained international renown when he hit the game-winning layup in Stephen F. Austin’s victory over nationally-ranked Duke, snapping the Blue Devils 150-game home court win streak. The Freeport, Grand Bahama, native was then able to turn that recognition into raising more than $150,000 to help his hometown area after it suffered major destruction from Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana soccer student-athlete Caroline Lee and Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball student-athlete Nate Bain are the recipients of the 2020 Steve McCarty Citizenship Awards, Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett announced Tuesday. Caroline Lee, Southeastern Louisiana SoccerLee was a four-year defender on the Lady Lions soccer team, earning Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition each season. Additionally, she has been the Southland Conference national SAAC representative for the past three years. In that role, she has represented her fellow student-athletes in Southland Advisory Council meetings and has earned national recognition on various NCAA Committees.  The honor is named for the former Stephen F. Austin athletic director, who served at the school for 21 years, including 15 as athletic director. McCarty, an Alto, Texas, native, retired from SFA in 2005 and is a two-time graduate of the university. He is a member of the SFA Board of Regents and the SFA Alumni Association’s “Football Coaches Hall of Honor.” McCarty was inducted into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor in 2006.  — Southland Strong — Lee, who originally hails from Tyron, North Carolina, graduated with honors this month from Southeastern Louisiana. She will continue her work and plans to pursue her master’s degree and hopes to become a physician’s assistant.center_img The McCarty award recognizes a male and female student-athlete who exhibit outstanding qualities in citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership and community service. Both recent graduates of their respective institutions, the pair will be honored during the league’s virtual Awards Show tonight at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live. The win over Duke was just one in the Lumberjacks’ 28 of the shortened season, including a record 19 conference victories that had them positioned as the top seed in the 2020 Southland Conference Tournament. Despite suffering an injury, he still made 27 starts and led the team with a free-throw percentage of .800. Her Southland SAAC duties have led her to a vice chair position on the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and she was recently selected to serve as a student liaison on the newly formed NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports and the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Committee. Last month she participated on the panel of the NCAA’s Social Series, along with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, regarding the importance of mental health. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Lee has been working directly on the healthcare frontlines as a respiratory therapist for North Oaks Health System in Hammond. Bain graduated with his degree in kinesiology and would like to work with youth in his future. Up next, he plans to play basketball in Lithuania. Over the past few summers, Lee participated in missionary work and lived in an all-girls orphanage in Honduras. She started a service club working with local ESL elementary school students and also found time to coach a U6 girls soccer team in Hammond to give back to the game that gave her so much.last_img read more

‘Kevin Wimmer has it all’ – All you need to know about Tottenham’s new signing

first_img New Tottenham signing Kevin Wimmer Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer on a five-year deal, for an undisclosed fee. talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight gives you all the information you need on the 22-year-old…Name: Kevin WimmerDate of Birth: 15 November, 1992Birthplace: Wels, AustriaPosition: Centre-backClub: FC KolnInternational appearances: One (Austria)Did you know:1) The 6ft 2in centre half moved to Germany in 2012 from Austrian side LASK Linz and made 72 appearances for the Bundesliga club.2) Mauricio Pochettino’s first summer signing has made one senior international appearance for Austria, in a 1-1 draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina and is in their squad for the next Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia.3) Wimmer helped FC Koln win promotion to the Bundesliga during his first season in Germany.4) The Austrian’s fine form has been recognised with his international call up, but Wimmer had cemented his place in FC Koln’s starting line up, playing in 32 of their 34 Bundesliga games.What they said: For the national side, he has played exactly the same as I’ve seen him do already in Cologne. On the ball he is very calm, not rushed. He switches in the summer to England. With his young age he still has potential to improve. He has it all.” Austria national coach Marcel Koller.“Kevin is such a good boy. But he should finish the season and if in the summer a club comes in with a fee in the region of €10m, we will find a solution. FC Koln’s director of football, Jörg Schmadtke“He worked very hard. When I came to the club in 2013, Kevin was a bit overweight and I didn’t have the impression he knew what he should be doing. But I had an idea around him. I told him to work on his body, his passing and his defensive heading. He did that. So for me his development is very impressive, even if it’s a bit easier to establish yourself in a bigger league as a defender than as an attacking player.” FC Koln manager, Peter Stoger“Wimmer is calm, intelligent in build-up play, pretty tall but is still raw and has some errors in his game. According to his coach, he isn’t one of those naturally gifted players, but is making up for it with a sublime work ethic. Wimmer doesn’t shine or standout with special abilities but is without significant weaknesses too.” Austrian sports journalist Fabian Zerche“It would be a dream to move to a top club like Tottenham.” Kevin Wimmer, before the move was complete. 1last_img read more