Cassidy Barrios Named Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios is the 2017-18 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Thursday along with all-academic selections. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. 2017-18 Southland Women’s Basketball All-Academic First Team Brittany Mbamalu2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. 3.66 MA Public Administration Sierra Allen Abilene Christian Gr. 3.88 School Psychology The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the Southland Student-Athletes of the Year. The award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Stephen F. Austin graduate student Stevi Parker rounds out the first team selections. A two-time all-conference first team honoree, the senior forward out of Bixby, Okla., ranked fourth in total rebounding (9.1 per game) and fourth in field goal percentage (.503) to lead a well-rounded SFA attack against league opponents this season. She holds a 3.00 GPA in non-degree graduate studies. Southland All-Academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.00 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for all-academic selection. Cassidy Barrios*2 Nicholls Jr. 3.70 Business Management Kiandra Bowers2 Lamar Gr. 3.75 MA English Lamar grad student Kiandra Bowers was voted to the all-academic second team along with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Brittany Mbamalu. Both are two-time all-academic picks. CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America honorees are automatically named to the Southland All-Academic First Team, as well as eligible first team all-conference selections. Stevi Parker* Stephen F. Austin Gr. 3.00 Non-Degree Grad Studies The Raceland, La., native holds a 3.70 GPA with a major in business management. Amanda Johnson of Houston Baptist was named to the all-academic first team after earning a CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team accolade earlier this season – the lone Southland player to do so. A biology major, Johnson possesses a 4.00 GPA and led HBU’s scoring with 15.4 points per game, which places her 12th all-time in program history. Taylin Underwood Southeastern Louisiana Sr. 3.28 Accounting Chastadie Barrs* Lamar Jr. 3.51 Corporate Communication A pair of Lamar Cardinals earned automatic selection to the first team in juniors Chastadie Barrs and Moe Kinard. Both first team all-conference picks this season, Barrs holds a 3.51 GPA in corporate communication while Kinard boasts a 3.57 in criminal justice. Barrs again dominated the conference and national leaderboards in steals this season, finishing the season tied for the all-time single season mark with 191. Kinard was the fifth-highest scorer in conference play in 2017-18, averaging 16.1 points per game. Abilene Christian earned a pair of second team selections in grad student Sierra Allen and sophomore Breanna Wright, while Taylin Underwood of Southeastern Louisiana also landed a second team slot. The 2017-18 Southland Player of the Year added to her accolades after leading Nicholls to its first ever conference tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance. Barrios averaged 23.7 points per game through three tournament contests, including upsets of the top two seeds. She went on to score 14 points in the Colonels’ NCAA First Round game at national top seed Mississippi State. Name School Class GPA Major Moe Kinard* Lamar Jr. 3.57 Criminal Justice 2017-18 Southland Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year: Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls Name School Class GPA Major Amanda Johnson*% Houston Baptist Sr. 4.00 Biology 2017-18 Southland Women’s Basketball All-Academic Second Team Breanna Wright Abilene Christian So. 3.50 English – Teaching Automatic Selections:* – First Team All-Conference% – CoSIDA Academic All-District (Second Team)2 – Two-time All-Academic Selectionlast_img read more

HSE ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING OVER ILLNESS CAUGHT FROM RATS

first_imgTHE HSE has today issued a public health warning over an illness normally spread by rats but which can be spread through domestic pets after several people got the illness here.Leptospirosis is an infection frequently found both in domestic and wild animals, which can spread to humans through contact.Leptospirosis in Ireland is usually picked up from rats, although a milder form can be caught from cattle or dogs. Most times the infection causes a flu-like illness, with a persistent and severe headache. A few people can develop meningitis and occasionally it can develop into Weil’s disease. Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine in the North West said, “As this is the start time for outdoor activities and people also start cleaning out sheds etc they should be aware of the infection and take the basic precautions but pay particular attention to covering any cuts or abrasions with a waterproof dressing.“The infection is spread through contact with rats, or rat, cattle or dog urine or foetal fluids from cattle. Infected urine or contaminated water can be found in sewers, ditches, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers and river banks. Rat urine may also contaminate animal feed stuffs on farms.“There have been a small number of Leptospirosis cases in the North West in the recent weeks and I would urge people to take the following simple precautions. If you get a flu-like illness within a three week period after engaging in any activity which could have brought you in contact with the infection, you should visit your doctor immediately, and tell her or him of your concerns and possible exposure to dirty or stagnant water.”How is Leptospirosis spread? The infection is spread through contact with rats, or rat, cattle or dog urine or foetal fluids from cattle.How might I catch it?If you are in contact with infected urine, the bacteria which causes leptospirosis can get into your body through cuts and scratches and through the lining of the mouth, throat and eyes.Where might I catch it?Infected urine or contaminated water can be found in sewers, ditches, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers and river banks. Rat urine may also contaminate animal feed stuffs on farms. Who is at risk of Leptospirosis?· Those who fish swim or use the water for other recreational purposes, people who engage in outdoor pursuits in contaminated areas, farmers, workers in contact with canal or river water, vets, meat inspectors, butchers, abattoir and sewer workers.· Dog owners and those who work with dogs may be at risk if hygiene is inadequate.· Recent cases have occurred in golfers who have been infected while retrieving golf balls from stagnant pools. High risk water includes stagnant, dirty-looking or obviously polluted fresh water found in ditches, drains, ponds, lakes or rivers. Sea water poses very little risk.What precautions should I take?· Do not go swimming or boating in water which is obviously polluted.· Cover any cuts or abrasions with a waterproof dressing while swimming or canoeing.· Shower thoroughly following water activities.· Make sure the sporting clothing you wear minimises your contact with water.· Wash your hands after handling any animal or contaminated clothing and always before eating, drinking or smoking.· Clean any cuts acquired during swimming, fishing or other near-water activities. Apply first aid as soon as possible.· Rinse dogs who have been swimming in high risk water to reduce the risk of infection.· High risk workers should always wear their personal protective equipment and clothing at all times when in high risk situations.Remember!If you get a flu-like illness within a three week period after engaging in any of these activities you should visit your doctor immediately, and tell her or him of your concerns and possible exposure to dirty or stagnant water.HSE ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING OVER ILLNESS CAUGHT FROM RATS was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:HSELeptospirosispublic health warningratslast_img read more