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Verity Ockenden, Ciara Luna and Katya Lapayeva.

Five Lady Cardinals from the Lamar University tennis team were named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes, which led the team to claim the Scholar Team distinction.

The team notched a 3.42 grade point average for the season, and was one of 117 Division I programs and three Southland Conference teams to grab the honor. To make the list, a team must have at least a 3.2 GPA. Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi were the other SLC programs on the list.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 200-557, .359
Best Bets: 13-23, .565
Longshots (hitting the board): 23-39, .589
Top 3 picks in the $: .549

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 187-557, .335
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 24-40, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 193-539, .358
Best Bets: 11-21, .523
Longshots (hitting the board): 23-39, .589
Top 3 picks in the $: .549

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 182-539, .337
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 24-47, .510
Top 3 picks in the $: .536

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Mike James (right) played professional basketball overseas.

After providing Lamar basketball fans with tons of memorable highlights during his two seasons in Beaumont, former standout Mike James is just a step away from achieving the pinnacle of athletics success in his respective sport after signing with the summer league roster of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

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The B.T. Striders Youth Track Club

The B.T. Striders Youth Track Club will represent Southeast Texas on a national level at the 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia. Seventeen athletes from this local team have qualified to compete in this year’s event, which will take place on the Norfolk State University campus from Aug. 1-8.

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