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Senior Taylor Stockton was named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year.

Senior Taylor Stockton was named the Southland Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year for women’s golf. Stockton, a Clear Lake native, becomes the fifth LU women’s golfer to be named student-athlete of the year, joining Casey Cain (2004, 2005), Therese Nilsson (2009), Stine Pederson (2011) and Kelly Erasmus (2015).

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May 13-15 will be designated as Jim Gilligan Days.

Heading into his final weekend as a head coach in the dugout at Vincent-Beck Stadium, the city of Beaumont made a proclamation May 10 stating that May 13-15 will be designated as Jim Gilligan Days around the town for the years of service he has provided Lamar University and the entire community.

“It was very, very nice of Mayor (Becky Ames) and the City Council to present this to me. Tell everybody they have off for the next three days,” said Gilligan with a grin.

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Reggie Begelton and Cody Elenz (inset)

Two former Lamar Cardinals are getting their shot to continue their playing careers at the next level. Shortly after the conclusion of the NFL draft, offensive lineman Cody Elenz and receiver Reggie Begelton each received a phone call from the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

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Senior Jacoby Middleton went 2-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI.

The Lamar Cardinals won their 11th consecutive game April 5 when they defeated Nicholls 7-2 at home in a non-conference game to improve to 21-7.

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Floyd McSpadden, Pat Parsons and Kristie Young

CommunityBank of Texas has created an annually funded scholarship to support students at Lamar University.

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Laura Napoli and Jake Nash

Sophomore right-hander Laura Napoli was named the Southland Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week.

Napoli earned the accolades after a pair of dominating performances over the weekend in which she fired back-to-back two-hit shutouts against Incarnate Word.

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Reid Russell and Reggie Begelton

After his incredible four-game week at the plate against Houston and Central Arkansas, junior slugger Reid Russell was recognized as the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and was tapped as one of Louisville Slugger’s National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

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Posing for their first group photo Oct. 7, 2015, are (from left) Michael Lafleur

How far can a vehicle travel on a single gallon of gas? That’s the question driving 12 Lamar University (LU) mechanical engineering students working to build a futuristic, super-mileage vehicle to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2016, a global energy efficiency competition taking place April 22-24 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Addesha Collins

The Lamar University men’s golf team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the spring season, as the Cardinals claimed the team title and individual medalist honors at the James S. Litz Memorial on Feb. 9.

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Despite the struggle, Lamar has had some young players step up including true fr

For the second time this season in Southland Conference play, the Lamar men’s basketball team is enduring a three-game losing streak.

After getting blown out on the road 98-70 by Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 18, LU gave up 92 points at home last Saturday in a 92-79 loss against Houston Baptist.

The Cards, who are 10-10 overall, then met up with Stephen F. Austin on Jan. 25 and were routed 86-52 to fall to 2-6 in conference play.

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