Cowboys Added to Preseason Watch Lists – OSU Sports Report

Jordan King - July 23, 2019 2:28 pm

Graphic for AJ Green's listing for the Jim Thorpe Award. via @CowboyFB /Twitter

This is the July 23 OkState Sports Report.

Track & Field

Yesterday afternoon the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association selected 10 Cowgirls and four Cowboys to the All-Academic teams. The qualification process requires a student-athlete to earn a 3.25 GPA while also finishing in the top-96 in an indoor event.

Of the 10 Cowgirls selected, Ariane Ballner, Jenny Celis-Martinez, Sinclaire Johnson, Taylor Somers and Schuyler Wood-Hildebrandt all finished the year with perfect 4.0 GPAs. The other five Cowgirls selected are Amira Coleman, Kaylee Dodd, Bailey Golden, Ryan Roane and Molly Sughroue.

On the men’s side Kurtis Cotton, Mace Metcalf, Blake Scott and Ryan Smeeton all took home All-Academic awards.

In addition to the individual recognitions, both teams were also recognized, having GPAs higher than 3.0.


Cowboy football fans were probably not shocked to find out late last week that Tylan Wallace enters the season on the Biletnikoff Award watch list. They also learned Chuba Hubbard is on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award and Johnny Wilson is one to look out for for the Rimington Trophy.

Yesterday a couple of players who will enter their season season with the new Jim Knowles defense were listed as players to keep an eye on heading into the 2019 season. Linebacker Calvin Bundage found himself on the Butkus Award watch list recognizing the nation’s best linebacker and AJ Green, who is projected to be a leader on what many expect to be a good secondary unit, was announced as one of just 46 players on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award. That goes to the best defensive back in football.

Finally, also in football news. Redshirt senior Cowboy Back Larry Joubert, Jr. announced on his Twitter account yesterday evening that he will not be able to continue playing football. His statement says he is dealing with a heart condition. He followed it up saying he is still in healthy condition, but the risk is too high to continue on the football field.


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