Cryer, Duhe Named Scholar-Athletes Of The Year By Southland Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 3:53pm

Southeastern Louisiana University student-athletes Josh Cryer and Katie Duhe were among 24 student-athletes that have been selected as the 2010-11 Southland Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.

Cryer, a senior from Leesville, was Southeastern’s male nominee for the second consecutive year after concluding a stellar athletic and academic career last month. Cryer, a 4.0 student in accounting, earned second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and earned the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence – the university’s highest academic honor – at the Spring 2011 commencement exercises.

The F.L. McDonald Scholarship recipient, Cryer was a seven-time member on the Southeastern President’s List and was a three-time, first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District VI selection. Cryer hit .262 at the plate for the Lions and tied for the team lead with 13 doubles on the season. He was tied for third on the team in home runs and RBI and concluded his career third in school history in hits, doubles and at-bats and finished as the school’s all-time leader in hit-by-pitches.

Duhe, a graduate student from Lutcher, became the third student-athlete in school history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors multiple times when she was named to the first team in May. One of three Division I softball players in the nation to repeat as Academic All-America in 2011, Duhe was a second team All-Southland Conference for the second straight year, finishing among the league leaders in batting average (.341, 8th) and on-base percentage (.431, 11th).

She posted a school-record 15 game hitting streak and finished her career second in school history with 92 runs and 186 hits.

In the classroom, Duhe received the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence – the university’s highest academic honor – at the Fall 2010 commencement exercises and was a three-time Academic All-District VI first team selection.

She was selected as the 2010 Southland Student-Athlete of the Year and was a two-time SLC Academic pick.

The Southland Conference annually recognizes the outstanding male and female student-athletes from each of the league’s member institutions. Student-athletes must be a letterwinner with a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition at the school from which he or she was nominated. The student-athletes were selected by their respective institution administrators.

The conference began selecting this award at the conclusion of the 1996-97 season.

2010-11 Southland Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year

University – Male; Female

Central Arkansas – Austin Emerson, Football & Track & Field; Chloe Smith, Volleyball

Lamar – Cameron Campbell, Baseball; Brittany Ross, Soccer

McNeese State – Jace Peterson, Baseball & Football; Ashlyn Baggett, Basketball

Nicholls – Patrick Dolan, Football; Cassie Hearon, Basketball

Northwestern State – Luke Irvine, Baseball; Trecey Rew, Track & Field

Sam Houston State – Lance Pevehouse, Basketball; Jenny Pence, Soccer

Southeastern Louisiana – Josh Cryer, Baseball; Katie Duhe, Softball

Stephen F. Austin – Jarid Scarafiotti, Baseball; Amy Shackelford, Cross Country

UT Arlington – Jesse Payne, Baseball; Brittany Culbertson, Track & Field

UTSA – Devin Gibson, Basketball; Kelsey Jewasko, Volleyball

A&M-Corpus Christi – Omar Garcia, Baseball; Caley Jeter, Softball

Texas State – Tyler Sibley, Baseball; Elena Horn, Track & Field


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