VETERAN outstanding Jamaican female athletes Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart are among 14 athletes named to the 2017 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women’s Legends Class. This announcement was made recently by the conference office. The SEC Women’s Legends class highlights accomplished former student athletes, coaches and administrators from the 14 members institutions. Campbell-Brown, formerly of Vere Technical, attended the University of Arkansas, while Stewart, formerly of St Jago, attended the University of Auburn. Campbell-Brown, who attended Arkansas in 2004 after transferring from Barton County Community Junior College, has had a distinguished career for the Razorbacks. During her first season there, she received three first team All-America honours at the indoor national meet. She is a two-time individual Olympic gold medallist for Jamaica and also won two individual World Championships gold medals. At last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she captured her eighth Olympic medal as a member of Jamaica’s silver-winning 4×100 metres relay team. Stewart, a two-time Olympic individual medallist with silver in the 100 metres and bronze in the 200 metres at Beijing 2008 also won silver in the 100 metres in Berlin at the 2009 World Championships to go along with excellent results for the Auburn Tigers. She was named 2007 SEC Runner of the Year and USTFCCA National Runner of the Year after capturing the SEC and NCAA Championships in the 60 metres and the 200 metres. She was named All-American seven times and is one of the best athletes in the school’s history. They were both recognised along with several other athletes at the SEC basketball tournament held between March 1-5, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina. Each legend will be honoured during half-time of their team’s first home game of the tournament.
FILE – La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle avenged its first round loss and wore down National University, 27-25, 27-25, 25-16 in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers dragged the Lady Bulldogs to a tie at the first place with identical 6-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Despite slugging it out in the first two sets, even coming back from a 17-10 deficit in the second, the Lady Spikers had an easier route in the third set.Desiree Cheng was the first to give La Salle a large margin when she hit her spike off Risa Sato’s block for the Lady Spikers’ 12-6 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKianna Dy and Arriane Layug then exchanged hits to put La Salle up 22-13.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus, who rarely praises his players, had to tip his hat off to his team for showing the resiliency in the first two sets and the dominance come the third. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Santiago had 13 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs.RELATED VIDEO UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings North Carolina holds off Duke to advance to ACC title game It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “In the first two sets they looked sluggish but I slowly saw them relax a bit and in the third they finally let it loose,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “And this was the first time that we were up two sets and we were the aggressors in the third.”“I’m happy with how they turned up in the third.”Jaja Santiago’s ace managed to trim La Salle’s lead to six, 22-16, but Tin Tiamzon was quick to respond with an off-the-block kill for the Lady Spikers’ 23-16 lead.Layug then finished off NU when her crosscourt kill bounced off Jasmine Nabor’s reception.Dy had 14 points to lead all scorers while Cheng and reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron 13 and 11 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
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