Wade named SLC Outdoor Student-Athlete of the Year

GO CARDINALS <b>Joe Wade</b>
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Joe Wade
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June 20, 2013

BEAUMONT – Joe Wade put the finishing touches on his career on Thursday as the highly-decorated Lamar distance runner took home the Southland Conference’s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year award, becoming just the fourth in league history to take home both the indoor and outdoor honor in the same season.

A graduate student out of Isle of Wight, England, Wade was working toward a second master’s degree with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. On the track, he bounced back from a fall in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the SLC Outdoor Championships to win the 1,500 meter run the following day, notching his fifth career conference championship in the process. Versatility proved to be his most valuable asset as he completed the year with the top league times in the 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs as well as the steeplechase.

Wade joins Sam Houston State’s Chris Cralle and UTSA’s Bryan Wolfe as the only male athletes to sweep the awards. The former accomplished the feat in 2011, and the latter did so in both 2005 and 2006. On the women’s side, former Card Clerc Koenck laid claim to the feat in 2008.

In addition to Wade, four other Cards were named to the Southland’s All-Academic team for track and cross country.

On the men’s side, the Matt Johnsen and Sam Stabler were honored. Johnsen, a 2012 All-American in cross country, was also an all-conference honoree in the outdoor 10,000 meter run. He finished the season with top five SLC marks in both the 10K and the 5K.

Stabler, who also ran cross country, posted the third-best conference times in both the 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs outdoors as well as the mile and 3,000 meter runs indoors.


 

 

It marked the second straight time that both Stabler and Wade made appearances on the squad and the third for Johnsen.

Becky Gough and Claire Miles grabbed automatic berths on the women’s squad. Gough, who completed her master’s in kinesiology with a 4.0, earned the indoor individual title in the 3,000 meter run and picked up all-conference honors in the indoor mile run as well as both the outdoor 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs. Miles, who took home All-SLC honors in cross country, repeated the feat in both the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs. The London native earned her master’s in special education with a 3.66 GPA.

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2013 Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field All-Academic Team

Name

School

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major

Jordan Chadwick

Central Arkansas

Jr.

Bryant, Ark.

4.00

Physical Therapy

April Martin

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Yellville, Ark.

3.72

Math Education

Kayla Nehus

Central Arkansas

Jr.

Little Rock, Ark.

3.78

Speech Language Pathology

Megan Snow

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Mt. View, Ark.

3.41

Kinesiology/Physical Ed.

Becky Gough1

Lamar

Gr.

Hill Head, England

4.00

Kinesiology (Master’s)

Claire Miles1

Lamar

Gr.

London, England

3.66

Special Education (Master’s)

Jasmine Cornelius1

McNeese State

Jr.

Elgin, Texas

3.44

Biological Sciences

Paige Lynch

McNeese State

Sr.

Rosenburg, Texas

3.75

Exercise Science

Jasmine Webb1

McNeese State

Jr.

Dallas, Texas

3.53

General Studies

Tessni Carruthers1

Nicholls State

So.

British Columbia, Canada

3.37

Communicative Disorders

Jaimee Springer^,2

Nicholls State

Jr.

Lloydminster, Alberta

3.51

General Studies

Quiana Griffin

Northwestern State

Jr.

Lake Charles, La.

3.17

Health and Exercise Science

Casady Ashcraft

Oral Roberts

Sr.

Seminole, Okla.

3.76

Government

Samantha Watson1

Oral Roberts

So.

Schuylerville, N.Y.

3.92

Marketing

Nicole Aponte1

Sam Houston State

So.

Kingwood, Texas

3.82

Animal Science

Haleigh Ceballos

Sam Houston State

So.

Sanger, Texas

4.00

Family & Consumer Services

Morgan Davis3

Sam Houston State

Gr.

Waller, Texas

4.00

Biology

Alyssa Dooley1,3

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Flower Mound, Texas

3.33

Kinesiology

Lygia Foreman1

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Missouri City, Texas

3.28

Kinesiology

Adrienne Quillin1

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Houston, Texas

3.21

Accounting

Tonicia Wimberley1

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Houston, Texas

3.28

Kinesiology

Jenny Zoch2

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Huntsville, Texas

3.92

Biology

Kierra Crews

Southeastern La.

So.

Warren, Mich.

4.00

Nursing

Brittany Pfantz3

Southeastern La.

Sr.

DeRidder, La.

3.95

Kinesiology

Rebecca Blubaugh

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

Bossier City, La.

3.89

Food & Nutrition Dietetics

Jessica Cunningham

Stephen F. Austin

So.

Canyon Lake, Texas

3.94

Social Work

Kelli Hermes1,2

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

Victoria, Texas

3.88

Business Economics

Heather McPherson2

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

Whitney, Texas

4.00

Political Science

Jasmine Boutte

A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

Long Branch, N.J.

3.80

Environmental Science

BreAnna Briggs1

A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

Wasmego, Kan.

3.00

Kinesiology

^2013 Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year

1Automatic Selection

2Two-time all-academic selection

3Three-time all-academic selection

 

 

2013 Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field All-Academic Team

Name

School

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major

Trey Carter

Central Arkansas

So.

Conway, Ark.

3.68

Marketing

Daniel Reese

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Texarkana, Ark.

3.46

Finance

Matt Johnsen1,3

Lamar

Jr.

Broulee, Australia

3.28

Kinesiology

Sam Stabler

Lamar

So.

Queniborough, England

3.77

Chemical Engineering

Joe Wade^,1,2

Lamar

Gr.

Isle of Wight, England

4.00

Kinesiology (Master’s)

Alex Bruce-Littlewood1

McNeese State

Gr.

London, England

3.44

Environmental Science

Stephen Eccles

McNeese State

So.

Lake Charles, La.

3.41

Chemical Engineering

Jarrett LeBlanc1,2

McNeese State

Gr.

Hathaway, La.

4.00

Exercise Science

Ryan Masey

Oral Roberts

So.

Crystal Lake, Ill.

4.00

Accounting

Jack Whitt1

Oral Roberts

Sr.

Norman, Okla.

3.34

Health and Exercise Science

Brek Christiansen

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Cypress, Texas

3.51

Kinesiology

Karl Schreiber

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Rostock, Germany

3.81

Mass Communication

Vance Law

Southeastern La.

So.

Walker, La.

3.89

Kinesiology

Cameron Meyer

Stephen F. Austin

So.

Lake  Charles, La.

3.07

Management

Adam Saloom1,3

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

Lafayette, La.

3.71

Kinesiology

Josh Taylor1

Stephen F. Austin

So.

Pearland, Texas

3.34

Finance

Philipp Baar

A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

Schwerin, Germany

3.50

Management

^2013 Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year

1Automatic Selection

2Two-time all-academic selection

3Three-time all-academic selection

 

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