Gabe Arredondo

Hot Links: Tommy Poynter makes Rudy Award list

SMU senior offensive lineman Tommy PoynterSenior offensive lineman Tommy Poynter (left) is a candidate for the 2008 College Football Rudy Award, as announced Dec. 10 by The Rudy Foundation charitable organization. The award honors student-athletes who “demonstrate exemplary character, courage, contribution and commitment” as members of their collegiate football teams. Read more.

Sophomore Silje Fjortoft and senior Jessa Simmons were named to Conference USA’s Cross Country All-Academic Team Dec. 10. Nominees for the All-Academic team must earn a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A. or better. Fjortoft and Simmons, both students in Dedman College, earned second-team honors. Read more.

Senior midfielder Jeff Harwell has been named third-team All-Midwest Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Harwell had 8 points in his senior season on a goal and 6 assists. His 6 assists tied him with teammate Gabe Arredondo for the second-highest total among all players in Conference USA. Read more.

SMU, CBS College Sports Network and Metro Sports Texas have reached an agreement to televise a total of 16 SMU men’s basketball games for the 2008-09 season on Time-Warner Cable in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, Austin and San Antonio markets. In addition, 4 games will be televised on CBS College Sports Network. Read more.

Hot Links: #19 cross country team to NCAA Championships

NCAA Cross Country Championships logoSMU’s 19th-ranked cross country team has been selected to race in the 2008 Division I Cross Country Championships, to be held Nov. 24 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course of the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. The race will begin at approximately 11 a.m. Central time and will be broadcast live on CBS College Sports Network and streamed online via Read more.

SMU middle blocker Kendra KahanekJunior middle blocker Kendra Kahanek (left) was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Mustang volleyball team‘s win over Tulsa Nov. 16, 2008. Kahanek set conference, University and personal records with 17 blocks during the 3-1 victory. Read more.

Senior midfielder Gabe Arredondo has been named to Conference USA’s 2008 All-Academic Team. A geology major in SMU’s Dedman College, Arredondo carries a G.P.A. of 3.211 and has scored eight points this season on a goal and six assists. Read more.