Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Southland Conference Celebrating 50 Years

This season the Southland Conference will be celebrating 50 years, as it was founded on March 15, 1963 at the Baker Hotel in Dallas, TX.  The conference will embark on a special commemoration of its 50th anniversary in 2013, as it celebrates a half century of academic achievement and competitive success.

Baseball in the Southland Conference -
Southland baseball collectively ranks among the top 10 leagues in RPI on a regular basis, and its programs have produced dozens of All-Americans and high Major League Baseball draft choices such as Hunter Pence, Chuck Finley, Ben Sheets, David Segui, and Ben Broussard. All told, almost 500 former Southland baseball student-athletes have been drafted into the majors, including seven first-round choices. Among many legendary coaches, Lamar’s Jim Gilligan has more than 1,200 career wins, the sixth-best total among active coaches.

Click here to read the entire press release of  the Southland Conference Celebrating 50 Years

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