Lamar Names Janell Howland Head Women’s Golf Coach

first_imgAfter college, Howland won the 2001 Bermuda Match Play Championship. She also dominated women’s amateur golf in Idaho, winning both the Women’s Stroke Play and Match Play Championships in 2001 and 2002 before turning pro in October of 2002. She was a leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on the Duramed Tour from 2004-2010. During her time in Oxford, Howland helped the Rebels to three NCAA Regional appearances in four seasons. During her last season, Ole Miss sent an individual to the NCAA Regionals as Abby Newton finished 36th in Tallahassee. The Rebels had three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Regionals during Howland’s first three years, heading to Daytona Beach in 2011 (14th place), Columbus in 2012 (13th place) and Auburn in 2013 (18th place). “We are very excited about the hiring of Janell,” remarked Director of Athletics Marco Born. “We had a very strong group of candidates for our women’s golf position, but Janell stood out as the top candidate. A former Lamar Cardinal standout, she is very excited about the opportunity to comeback and coach for her alma mater. Even after her graduation, Janell has continued to succeed on the golf course at professional level. We look forward to seeing where she will take this program moving forward.”Howland, a 2000 graduate from Lamar, returns after spending the previous six years as the head coach at UNC Greensboro. Prior to being named the head coach at UNCG, Howland spent four years as the Associate Head Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Mississippi. Besides coaching, Howland played eight years professionally. “I am so honored and grateful to Marco Born and the committee for giving me the opportunity to come back to my Alma Mater and coach,” remarked Janell Howland. “With the growth and change that has been going on at the University it is an exciting time to be a Cardinal. I look forward to getting back on campus with the team and embracing the opportunity to move the program forward. I want to say a special thank you to Kim Record, Tim George and all the athletes I coached at UNCG for the knowledge I gained over the last 5 years there and wish them continued success.” Howland started her collegiate career at Trine University (Tri-State University) and led the squad to the 1997 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship. She won individual medalist honors at the 1998 Manchester Championship and posted a runner-up finish at the Tri-State Championship. After two seasons at Trine, Howland transferred to Lamar University and continued to enjoy success on the links. She won the Sam Houston State Championship and the Springlake Championship in 1999. She earned her degree in business administration marketing in 2000 from Lamar.center_img Over the last two years under Howland’s leadership, UNCG had three student-athletes named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in Tara Bettle (2018), Keri Kenkel (2018) and Hailey Joy (2019). During the 2018-19 season, UNCG finished in the top 10 seven times including a program-best second-place finish in the team’s annual home fall tournament, the Starmount Fall Classic. Additionally, UNCG finished tied for fourth place at the Pinehurst Challenge along with another top-five finish in the SoCon Championship.   While at Ole Miss, Howland has handled a variety of aspects of the program and specializes in the short game area of women’s golf. She created a Big Break Rebel Style short game competition for her student-athletes and is a certified AimPoint Putting Green Reading Instructor. Additionally, she has served as the Tournament Director for the Rebel Intercollegiate Tournament. Prior to Ole Miss, Howland worked for a year as a volunteer assistant coach at UNC-Wilmington, helping Sofia Hagsund to an NCAA East Regional appearance. Story Courtesy of Lamar AthleticsBEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University Director of Athletics Marco Born has announce the hiring of LU alum Janell Howland as the next head women’s golf coach.last_img read more

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LNP ‘Invites’ Rebel General Power

first_imgFlashback: Ex-rebel General Power (a.k.a. Augustine Nagbe) leads riot police and government sympathizers to rescue Freedom FM, following the shutdown of Roots FM.After weeks of public outrage against terroristic threats to public safety and against an elected official spoken by ex-rebel fighter Augustine Nagbe, alias ‘General Power’,  the Liberia National Police said it has invited the man for “questioning.”General Power fought under the banner of the Liberia Peace Council (LPC), a rebel faction run in the 1990s by current Grand Gedeh County Representative, George Boley.In a press statement issued by the LNP on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Police Spokesman, H. Moses Carter, said by directive of the Justice Ministry, the LNP “has invited Augustine Nagbe, alias ‘Ex-Rebel General Power’ to clarify his statements about the formation of a Kru Defense Force” to defend President George Weah, claiming that the national security is ineffective to defend the President.Augustine Nagbe, alias General Power, who is named in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report as  the rebel fighter who forced a woman at gunpoint in the West Point community, outside Monrovia, to eat a whole can of human feces, has promised to organize what he called a ‘Kru defense force’ to defend President George Weah.President Weah is also a member of the Kru ethnic group, who hails from Grand Kru county, Southeastern LiberiaGeneral Power added, “I don’t trust personnel of the state security, therefore, I will form a Kru Defense Force to protect ethnic Krus and the President.”The notorious ex-general, on a local radio talk show in Monrovia on Thursday, November 21, 2019, threatened that his ethnic group will form a force that would rise in defense of President Weah if anyone tries to attack him.General Power, who boasted of being a proud Kru man, said he is prepared to use his military training to defend the Kru people, who include President Weah.He is reportedly assigned with the National Security Agency (NSA), but has in recent months allegedly coordinated operation of LNP.General Power said he is a Kru warrior, and does not care how anybody takes his position, but said inasmuch as there is a Kru man in power, “I will not allow people to talk to him anyhow.”He maintained: “President Weah is the Commander-in-Chief of Liberia, so I will defend him, and if anybody tries to molest him, the way they had Lofa Defense Force, you will see the Kru Defense Force.”“The LNP will also investigate allegation that Augustine Nagbe is impersonating, as a member of the joint security forces in the country,” Carter said.Carter said that the joint security has warned all citizens, and other nationals residing in the country to desist from engaging in acts that undermine the peace and stability of the state, as anyone caught will face the full weight of the law.While the three-paragraphed press statement said what the LNP intends to do with Nagbe, there are concerns over the multiple cases of harassment and terroristic threats that have come from the mouth of Nagbe, and a number of other ex-rebel generals.It can be recalled that on October 10, 2019, the Daily Observer and several print and electronic media outlets reported that General Power was at the center of the operations that led to the closure, and forceful confiscation of Roots FM broadcast equipment.Roots FM 102.7 was the radio station owned and operated by Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)’s controversial critic, Henery Pedro Costa.General Power led a group of ex-rebel generals in a press conference, giving Representative Yekeh Kolubah a 72 hour ultimatum to turn himself over to them for question on why he was reigning insults and other inflammatory remarks on President Weah.He, too being an ex-rebel, general Rep. Kolubah, defied General Power, and his colleagues by not showing up to their invitation, but in a short while, pickups of armed Police officers stumped the home of Rep. Kolubah in an attempt to arrest him and take him away for questioning on allegation that he ordered the flogging of a young man believed to be his neighbor.Prior to the arrival of the LNP and the representatives from the office of the Economic Community of West (ECOWAS) in Monrovia, Rep. Kolubah’s supporters barricaded his residence in resistance of any attempt to arrest him.By the intervention of the ECOWAS office in the country and fellow Lawmakers, Rep. Kolubah accepted an invite to answer to questions relative to the allegation that he ordered the flogging of Emmanuel Freeman at 2:00 a.m. on June 5, 2019.The invite by the LNP was later followed by a search and seizure warrant from the court, which instructed claimed that there were weapons in the Lawmaker’s home he intended using against his opponents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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