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Michael Feucht (left) and Casey Cromwell

A total of 40 Lamar University student-athletes received their bachelor’s degrees during the university’s commencement exercises last weekend.

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Megan Schwartz, senior defensive specialist for Lamar volleyball

Megan Schwartz, senior defensive specialist for Lamar volleyball, was one of three Southland Conference student-athletes to be selected to receive the league’s prestigious 2015 F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship.

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Wenny Chang (top), Laura Napoli (bottom right) and JaMeisha Edwards

Jr. Cardinals spring party set for this Saturday

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Verity Ockenden
Sam Stabler

The Lamar Cardinals were unable to overcome a hot-shooting Stephen F. Austin team, losing a game by 103-74 to the Lumberjacks on Feb. 23 at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The loss ended Lamar’s recent three-game win streak, and dropped Lamar to 14-13 on the season and 8-7 in Southland Conference play.

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The Lamar Cardinals celebrate skipper Jim Gilligan's 1,300th career win.

It was tight, but a cast of characters led the Lamar baseball team to a 7-6 win over New Mexico State in the 2015 season opener on Friday, Feb. 6, at Vincent-Beck Stadium, and more importantly, led Cardinal skipper Jim Gilligan to his 1,300th career win.

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Rodney Randle Jr.

The Lamar Cardinals football team signed 23 high school standouts to National Letters of Intent and added three transfers. In one of the more balanced signing classes since the return of the program, the Cardinals brought in a wealth of talent on both sides of the ball. The 2015 class consists of 13 defensive players, 13 on the offensive side of the ball, and one athlete – Southlake Carroll product Tariq Gordon – comes to Beaumont listed as a receiver and defensive back.

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Anthony Holliday led the Cards with 14 points.

The Lamar Cardinals fell behind early to Sam Houston State and were never able to recover, losing by the final score of 79-50 on Feb. 2 at the Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville to fall to 11-11 overall and 5-5 in Southland Conference play.

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Dominique Edwards

After beating Nicholls State 67-62 at home to begin Southland Conference play, the Lady Cardinals basketball team traveled to New Orleans on Jan. 5 and defeated New Orleans 64-54 to improve to 5-8 overall and more importantly, 2-0 in league play.

“Any win is a good win, especially on the road,” Lamar coach Robin Harmony said. “We are working hard on defense, and it’s paying off.”

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The Lamar men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to begin Southland Conference play this weekend as the Cards will host Nicholls on Saturday, Jan. 3. The Lady Cards (3-8) will play at 4 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m.

Then, both teams will travel east to New Orleans on Monday, Jan. 5 for a double header with the ladies tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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Both Sam Stabler and Mittu Hukka downed league records, claimed individual championships and led the Lamar cross country teams to a sweep of the 2014 Southland Conference Cross Championships for the second straight year on Nov. 3 at the Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La.

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