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DeMarcus Gatlin Named Academic All-Southland
Courtesy: GoBearkats.com
Release: 04/09/2013
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DeMarcus Gatlin, junior guard for Sam Houston State, has been voted to the 10-member 2013 men’s basketball Academic All-Southland Conference honor squad.

The Houston Bush High School product holds a 3.11 overall grade point average as a kinesiology major. The junior started the first 22 games of the season before being sidelined by a knee injury. Gatlin averaged 22.8 minuts, 8.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. He was the leading scorer for the Kats in six game and posted double figure points in 10 contests.

A Dean’s List student and SHSU student-athlete advisory committee team representative, Gatlin becomes the 11th Bearkat men’s basketball player to earn Academic All-Southland Conference honors in the past decade. Those 11 players have received Academic All-Southland honors a total of 22 times in that time span.

Overall, during Sam Houston’s 26 seasons as a Southland member , 21 Bearkat men’s basketball players have been named academic all-league a total of 39 times.

Northwestern State junior guard Gary Stewart has been named the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the men’s basketball all-academic teams.

The 10 academic all-conference honorees were selected by a vote of the league's head coaches, sports information contacts and academic advisors.  Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.

Other members of the team are Gary Stewart of Northwestern State; Desmond Haymon Jacob Parker and Thomas Walkup of Stephen F. Austin, Onochie Ochie from Southeastern Louisiana, Kevin Hardy of McNeese State, Jordan Harks from Central Arkansas and Linden Smith-Hyde of Nicholls State.

2013 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball All-Academic Teams

 

 

Name

University

Class

GPA

Major

Gary Stewart

Northwestern State

Jr.

3.52

Psychology

Mikey Manghum

Oral Roberts

Sr.

3.94

Finance

Kevin Hardy

McNeese State

So.

3.50

Electrical Engineering

Desmond Haymon

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

3.20

Kinesiology

Jacob Parker

Stephen F. Austin

So.

3.54

Kinesiology


Name

University

Class

GPA

Major

DeMarcus Gatlin

Sam Houston State

Jr.

3.11

Kinesiology

Onochie Ochie

Southeastern La.

Jr.

3.31

Communication

Jordan Harks

Central Arkansas

Jr.

3.17

Marketing

Thomas Walkup

Stephen F. Austin

So.

3.41

Kinesiology

Linden Smith-Hyde

Nicholls State

Sr.

3.07

Mass Communication

           
             

 

 

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