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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Woman on Track to Become 1st Female Army Green Beret: Report

Brand-new Special Forces Soldiers stand at attention during
their Special Forces Qualification Course graduation ceremony Aug. 9, 2012
in Fayetteville, N.C. (U.S. Army/Dave Chace, SWCS Public Affairs Office)
A soldier is on tap to finish the Army's highly selective Special Forces Qualification Course and become the first-ever female Green Beret in the service's history, The New York Times is reporting.

The unidentified National Guard soldier is close to completing the grueling qualification course to become a Special Forces engineer sergeant, according to the Times. Citing unnamed officials, the Times reported the woman is "almost guaranteed" to complete the yearlong course, making it likely that she will finish, barring any injuries.

A spokesman for Army Special Operations Command would not provide information on the soldier's status or what week of training she has reached. He also declined to release information about the woman, such as rank or specialty, citing safety concerns.

Daija Lampkin Earns Alabama’s First SEC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – All-American Daija Lampkin has been named the program's first Southeastern Conference Women's Indoor Track and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.

No. 15 Auburn Leads Wire-To-Wire, Beats Ole Miss a Second Time

AUBURN, Ala. – In the first meeting between Auburn and Ole Miss, Auburn won in double overtime. In Tuesday's rematch, there was no need for overtime. The Tigers started with a steal and a layup from Danjel Purifoy and never trailed after that.

Eight players scored, including three in double figures, as the Tigers stayed perfect inside Auburn Arena on the season with a 67-58 win over Ole Miss.

Senior Austin Wiley scored nine of his team-high 15 points in the final 8:25 to help Auburn fend off the Rebels down the stretch. His dunk with 1:55 left proved to be the exclamation point on the victory, putting the Tigers up seven at the time. Wiley also pulled down 11 rebounds to record his 12th double-double of the season and added two blocks.

LSU Women’s Basketball Hosts Vanderbilt in Last Home Game of Season

BATON ROUGE – The LSU women's basketball team will host Vanderbilt in the final regular-season game at the PMAC this year on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. CT. LSU is 18-8 overall and 8-6 in SEC play, while Vanderbilt is 13-14 overall and 3-11 in conference action.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For 54 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. In that time, we have provided more than 37,000 scholarships worth nearly $110 million.