WACO, Texas – New to her campus and serving as a building block as a starter in a first-year women's soccer program, Julia Gubicya of LSU Alexandria (La.) gave extreme effort and earned Red River Athletic Conference Character Athlete of the Week recognition for March 23-29. Gubicya is the ninth honoree in a weekly series that highlights RRAC student-athletes who exemplify the core attributes of the NAIA Champions of Character program.
Donating her energy to her nursing studies, the physical demands of her sport and community commitments, Gubicya adapted quickly to LSUA. The freshman from St. Louis, Mo., had a perfect attendance and on-time record for team meetings and training, and she was always available to help other members of her team when needed. Gubicya is committed to team goals, and demonstrated the proper attitude on the field with no yellow or red card violations.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two RRAC women's hoops standouts and one men's basketball player were first-team selections on the 2014-15 NAIA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Teams. Lynette Holmes of Langston earned the distinction for the second consecutive year and she was joined by LSU Shreveport sophomore Kourtney Pennywell. RRAC Player of the Year Phillip Miller of Wiley was named to the men's first team.
Other women's All-American selections included Courtney Bayliss of Our Lady of the Lake (second team) and Kiera Oby of Wiley (honorable mention). On the men's side, Matt Qualls, the NAIA scoring leader, was picked for the third team while four others were included in the honorable mention list: Curtis Jones of Langston, DeAngelo Coleman of LSU Alexandria, Daniel Skinner of OLLU, and Reginald Sonnier of Southwest.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Our Lady of the Lake University announced the hiring of Jeremiah Tiffin as the head coach for the Saints' women's volleyball team. Tiffin will replace former head coach Mark Lee, who left in January 2015 after starting the school's volleyball program in 2007. His start date is March 30.
OLLU Vice President for Student Life and Athletic Director Jack Hank said, "We had a lot of qualified candidates, but Jeremiah stood out from all of them because of his vast experience both on the collegiate and club level. We look forward to having him continue the success the women have had in its seven years of existence at OLLU."