WACO, Texas -- The Red River Athletic Conference released the conference's 2014-15 academic awards with the University of St. Thomas (Texas) earning the school GPA award with the best overall academic performance by all of its student-athletes. The average cumulative GPA for all St. Thomas student-athletes was 3.08. A total of 692 student-athletes from all RRAC schools are also recognized as scholar-athletes for achieving a 3.0 average or better during the last academic year.
Click on the link below for the complete list of RRAC scholar-athletes.
WACO, Texas – On Monday, the Red River Athletic Conference announced a three-year agreement that named CSTT Sports Travel the Official Hotel Accommodations Provider of the conference. Beginning with the 2015-16 academic year and stretching through the 2017-18 slate, CSTT will book all regular season and postseason accommodations for conference officials and member schools.
CSTT will provide the service free of charge to RRAC member schools while providing the best rates in the industry as the largest team travel planner in the country. CSTT managed postseason hotels for RRAC basketball and spring sports during the most recent tournaments.
SHREVEPORT, La. – On June 13, Jared West (JR/Shreveport, Louisiana) signed with the Seattle Mariners organization after being drafted by the club three days earlier in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player draft. West spent his final collegiate season with the Pilots and sported a 7-2 record with a 2.87 ERA in 13 starts.
Many players receive a call before they are drafted by a certain team so they make sure they can sign the player they want to draft and West's situation was no different. The former LSUS left hander received a call from the Mariners on Wednesday before he heard his name called.