Long Jump Thai Williams, LU Sarea Alexander, UIW Tristyn Allen, SHSU Men’s Newcomer of the Year – Jamie Crowe, LamarIn Crowe’s first season with the Cardinals, he helped solidify Lamar’s dominance in men’s indoor distance running with his win in the 5,000m and leading a 1-2 finish ahead of teammate Matthew Arnold in the 3,000m. Triple Jump Sarea Alexander, UIW Tristyn Allen, SHSU Natayla Nance, HBU Men’s Athlete of the Year – Tyler Adams, Sam Houston StateAdams emphatically paced the Bearkats to their third consecutive team indoor championship, tallying 34 points behind gold medals in the heptathlon, high jump and long jump. Weight Throw Joshua Hernandez, SHSU Morgan Knight, ACU Kyrin Tucker, NSU High Jump Tyler Adams, SHSU Eric Moore, UCA Lentz Similien, MCN The 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held from May 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by UIW. Men’s Outstanding Running Events Performer – Jamie Crowe, LamarJamie Crowe dominated the distance running events, taking gold medals in the 3,000m and 5,000m, helping pace Lamar to a fourth-place team finish. DMR LU: C. Kelly, W. Slaughter, K. Fallon, M. Arnold SFA: L. Deramus, C. Fentress, D. Murphy, E. Rotich UCA: M. Schweikert, M. Keeton, S. Sullivan, J. Jeandree Pole Vault Antonio Ruiz, SFA Clayton Fritsch, SHSU James Manders, AMCC 60m Thai Williams, LU Daijah Washington, SLU Dominique Taylor, LU 3,000m Jamie Crowe, LU Matthew Arnold, LU Garett Cortez, UIW 60m Hurdles Fabian McCall, SHSU Tremayne Flagler, NSU Darion Dunn, MCN Women’s Outstanding Running Events Performer – Rabea Schöneborn, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiSchöneborn handily took gold in the 3,000m and 5,000m events. The senior Islander won the 3,000m by nearly five seconds and smashed the previous meet record in the 5,000m (16:36.01) by 9.55 seconds, finishing in 16:26.46 to win by almost 17 seconds over second place. Women’s Freshman of the Year – Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. AustinIn her first season as a Ladyjack, Ramirez found her way on to the podium with a silver medal finish in the mile run, one of two competitors finishing in under five minutes. She also ran the anchor leg of SFA’s second-place distance medley relay squad. 60m Chris Jefferson, SHSU Kie’Ave Harry, NSU Michael McGruder, NSU 400m Natashia Jackson, NSU Teona Spivey, SHSU Erekha Sebastion, UIW 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field All-Conference Teams Both shot their way into the conference record books last week in Birmingham, Ala., as Adams also won his third straight Outstanding Field Events Performer award and Williams was named Women’s Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive indoor season after two gold medal performances and a broken meet record. Pole Vault Kaylee Bizzell, SFA Hannah McWilliams, AMCC Carson Dingler, SFA Event First Second Third Southland Conference indoor track & field superlatives are nominated and voted upon by the league’s head coaches. Voting for oneself or one’s own athletes is not permitted. First, Second and Third Team All-Conference distinction is given to the first, second and third place finishers in each championship event final. Men’s Freshman of the Year – Zachary Johnson, Sam Houston StateThe Bearkat freshman put on a well-rounded performance in his first trip to Birmingham, taking second in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump as part of Sam Houston’s third-straight men’s team title. 800m Alex Hanson, UCA Daniel Shelton, HBU Deion Hardy, UIW Mile Allyson Girard, AMCC Kelsey Ramirez, SFA Georgia Tuckfield, LU For athletes that achieved qualifying marks this season, the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be hosted by Texas A&M from March 9-10 at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station. Long Jump Tyler Adams, SHSU Isaiah Pittman, SFA Michael Strong, UNO High Jump Hannah Noble, UCA Quanese Jones-Young, NSU Sashane Hanson, AMCC 4x400m SFA: K. Gleason, C. Fentress, D. Murphy, T. Hawkins ACU: A. Williams, J. Williams, L. Bloomfield, T. Hawkins SHSU: Z. Gasca, F. McCall, E. Pouncy, L. Coleman Women’s Coach of the Year – Dave Self, Sam Houston StateSelf also earned his third-straight Women’s Coach of the Year awards after leading the Bearkats to their third consecutive and sixth overall team title. This year, the team finished with 123 points, 28 clear of second place. Women’s Outstanding Field Events Performer – Sarea Alexander, UIWAlexander earned a gold in the triple jump and silver in the long jump at the 2018 championships, helping the Cardinals to a sixth-place team finish with 56.5 points. 60m Hurdles Daeshon Gordon, NSU Jerica Love, UIW Dominique Taylor, LU 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field All-Conference Teams 200m Chris Jefferson, SHSU Amir James, NSU Lawrence Coleman, SHSU Shot Put Stevon Crooks, SLU Morgan Knight, ACU Cedric Paul, NSU Dave Self also repeated as both Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year, earning both accolades for the third consecutive season. His Bearkat men have now won three team titles while the women have won six. 400m Maverick Bowleg, SLU Tedrick Hawkins, SFA Kerry Gleason, SFA Women’s Athlete of the Year – Thai Williams, LamarWilliams earned her second-straight Athlete of the Year award with a meet-record breaking 60m dash gold medal (7.37) to go along with her first-place finish in the long jump. The Cardinals finished seventh as a team with 54 team points. Event First Second Third DMR SHSU: C. Grigsby, K. Church, J. Eckford, M. Seales SFA: L. Davis, K. Sanders, S. Ford, K. Ramirez UIW: S. Diaz, G. Odendahl, D. Allen, K. Ramirez 800m Camry Grigsby, SHSU Dominique Allen, UIW LaSean Davis, SFA Men’s Coach of the Year – Dave Self, Sam Houston StateSelf has confidently led Sam Houston State to three consecutive team titles in as many years. With the program since 2005, his team tallied 128 total points in this year’s championships, finishing 25 ahead of runner-up Stephen F. Austin. It is the largest margin of victory for his team in the last three seasons. Weight Throw Yarixza Rivera, SHSU Lonnie Smith, ACU Alanna Arvie, MCN FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior Tyler Adams and Lamar junior Thai Williams are the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year, the league announced Thursday along with the first, second and third team all-conference athletes and individual superlative winners. Southland Athletes of the Year are presented by Ready Nutrition. Mile Deion Hardy, UIW Keith Fallon, LU Joshua Wilkins, NSU Triple Jump Brian O’Bonna, LU Zachary Johnson, SHSU Ceaser Stephens, NSU Heptathlon Tyler Adams, SHSU Hunter Key, SFA James Manders, AMCC 4x400m NSU: C. Willis, N. Jackson, W. Lageroy, D. Moore SFA: I. Nave, D. Jackson, T. Williams, A. Teel SHSU: T. Spivey, K. Dixon, K. Church, C. Grigsby Shot Put Ashley Davis, SLU Kristine Hanks, SHSU Kayla Melgar, ACU 200m De’Shalyn Jones, NSU Natashia Jackson, NSU Kendesha Ingraham, SLU 3,000m Rabea Schöneborn, AMCC Alexandria Hackett, ACU Michaela Hackett, ACU Men’s Outstanding Field Events Performer – Tyler Adams, Sam Houston StateTyler Adams won the heptathlon for the fourth consecutive year, tallying a final score of 5,544 points – the third-highest in overall conference history. In addition, he took gold in the standalone long jump and high jump, and sixth in the 60m hurdles to finish as the high point scorer with 34, breaking the previous meet record of 27 set in 1994. This mark’s Adams’ third-straight field events award. 5,000m Rabea Schöneborn, AMCC Alexandria Hackett, ACU Michaela Hackett, ACU Women’s Newcomer of the Year – Rabea Schöneborn, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiIn her first Islander campaign, Schöneborn helped pace Corpus Christi to its best program finish in history. The Islanders finished sixth with 69 total points, paced by her gold medals in the 3,000m and 5,000m. 5,000m Jamie Crowe, LU Nathan Jones, MCN Garett Cortez, UIW Pentathlon Grace McKenzie, MCN Courtney Lord, SHSU Migle Miraskaite, LU
“Through these arrangements, banks gain exclusive access to a large student population they hope to turn into lifelong customers; at the same time they offer universities the potential of significant revenue,” the study reports. The study recommends that universities avoid such partnerships. It used to be the norm that banks and credit unions declined to honor checks or debit card payments if a customer’s checking account lacked sufficient funds. Today, however, they routinely cover the shortfall amount, then charge a fee for doing so. The financial institutions also require that the customer cover the shortfall amount. The report issued is the latest in a series of studies the Center for Responsible Lending has issued on what it considers “abusive” overdraft policies. In the past the American Bankers Association has responded that overdraft policies are appreciated by customers who want to avoid embarrassment and the fees charged by merchants when a check bounces or a transaction is denied. The ABA has also pointed out that consumers have options to avoid overdraft fees, including arranging with their bank to have overdrafts paid through a line of credit or a savings account. The Center for Responsible Lending also recommends that consumers exercise such options.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By David Ranii RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER College students and other young adults pay banks nearly $1 billion in fees each year for overdrawn accounts, according to a new national study. Young adults ages 18 to 24 pay more than $3 in fees for every $1 their account is overdrawn. They are particularly susceptible to such charges because of their widespread use of debit cards for even small transactions, according to a study issued Monday by the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit group based in Durham, N.C. “Abusive overdraft practices by banks are stripping funds from the checking accounts of young adults,” the report concludes. “Many students and young workers find themselves owing hundreds of dollars in fees before they even realize they have overdrawn their accounts.” At least 100 colleges nationwide contribute to the problem by forming partnerships with banks, the study contends. Under these deals, the universities and banks offer co-branded ID cards that double as a debit card linked to a checking account at the partnering bank.