WACO, Texas -- The Red River Athletic Conference released the conference's 2013-14 academic awards with Wiley College (Texas) earning the school GPA award with the best overall academic performance of its student-athletes. The average cumulative GPA for all Wiley student-athletes was 3.15. A total of 528 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.
HOBBS, N.M. – The University of the Southwest announced the hiring of Jamene Caldwell as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach on Monday, introducing her as the newest member of the Mustang Athletic Staff.
"I am pleased to announce the naming of Jamene Caldwell as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of the Southwest," stated Vice President for Advancement and Director of Athletics William Weidner. "Jamene brings a demonstrated track record of success in the intercollegiate athletics basketball coaching profession as a top assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level. Her extensive experience as an outstanding recruiter, recruiting coordinator and program builder will greatly assist her efforts of establishing a Women's Basketball program at USW that will successfully compete for RRAC Championships and NAIA tournament berths on an annual basis."
SHREVEPORT, La. – Valerie Huizar has been selected as the Head Coach of the LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots basketball team, Athletic Director Chad McDowell announced. Huizar returns to lead the program for which she played two of her collegiate seasons, as well as having served for one year as a Graduate Assistant Coach to former coach, Ronnie Howell.
"This is very surreal for me right now," commented Huizar. "I have made so many lifelong friendships at this University, and had great support from the LSUS community behind me even after graduation and starting my coaching career. The opportunity to come back and offer the same amazing experience I had to future Lady Pilots is a dream come true. To have the chance to give back to this program is something I will not take lightly, and cannot wait to see how we can build on such a great foundation Coach Howell has created."