Adeyemi-Berglund is the 20th student-athlete in school history to be recognized as an Academic All-American by CoSIDA and the first football representative. His selection marks the fifth straight athletic season that Southeastern has had at least one Academic All-America selection.Adeyemi-Berglund was a second team All-Southland Conference selection as a senior, as the leading pass rusher for a SLU defense that ranked among the FCS leaders in tackles for loss and sacks. Adeyemi-Berglund led the Lions with 16.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles to go with 61 tackles, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery.Gibbens is a first-time honoree and Fink was a First Team awardee at the conclusion of the 2018. Fink is the first Wildcat football player to receive this honor in consecutive years since defensive Bill Clayton won his third prize in 1989. Wide receiver Sean Grady also received a spot on the second team that same year.Gibbens, a native of Bulverde, Texas and accounting major with a 4.0 grade-point average was one of three first team linebackers along with Bucknell’s Rick Mottram and Nevada’s Lucas Weber.Fink, a native of Coppell, Texas and finance major will be graduating this Friday, was one of only four wide receivers nationwide named Academic All-America along wide first-team picks Brandon Arconado (Washington State) and Andrew Griffin (Princeton), and fellow second-team honoree Bryce Nunnelly (Chattanooga).Fink leaves ACU with 2,323 career receiving yards on 188 receptions and 14 touchdowns. He ranks seventh all-time at ACU in receiving yardage and third behind Jerale Badon (235) and Taylor Gabriel (215) in catches.Walker achieved a 3.69 GPA as a biochemistry/molecular biology major. He led the FCS with 15.0 sacks for losses totaling 108 yards. Walker recorded 55 tackles overall, 19.5 for losses totaling 134 yards and forced two fumbles.The Slidell, Louisiana, native was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2017 and 2018. Walker was an All-Southland Conference First Team selection and earned all-conference honorable mention as a freshman and has been an academic all-conference selection each of the last two years.To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American consideration, a student-athlete in his or her second year or later at his or her current institution must carry a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a key contributor in competition. The Academic All-American teams are made of first team Academic All-District selections and were voted on by the CoSIDA membership.FIRST TEAMPos. Name School Yr. GPA MajorQB Justin Herbert (1) ($) University of Oregon Sr. 4.00 General ScienceRB Travis Brannan U.S. Naval Academy Sr. 4.00 Ocean EngineeringRB Ezra Gray Alabama State Sr. 4.00 Computer Information SystemsWR Brandon Arconado Washington State University Gr. 3.65 MIS (UG) / MBA (G)WR Andrew Griffin Princeton University Sr. 3.82 Computer ScienceTE Charlie Kolar Iowa State University Jr. 3.98 Mechanical EngineeringOL Jacob Bacon (1) Drake University Sr. 4.00 MBAOL Eric Cal U.S. Naval Academy Sr. 3.93 ChemistryOL Adam Holtorf (1) Kansas State University Gr. 3.92/3.80 Business & Agribusiness (G)OL Jacob Marnin (1) Southern Illinois University Gr. 4.00/4.00 Criminology & Criminal JusticeOL Justin Szuba Monmouth University So. 4.00 History EducationK Rodrigo Blankenship University of Georgia Gr. 3.71/3.65 Broadcast Journalism (UG) / Journalism (G)ST Blake Best (2) University of Kentucky Sr. 4.00 Economics & FinanceDL Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund Southeastern Louisiana University Sr. 3.81 Exercise ScienceDL Kyle Finch Montana State University Jr. 4.00 Mechanical EngineeringDL Victor Jergens Drake University Sr. 3.98 FinanceDL Jack Raines Mercer University Gr. 3.99 Finance / SpanishLB Jack Gibbens Abilene Christian University Sr. 4.00 AccountingLB Rick Mottram Bucknell University Jr. 4.00 Mechanical EngineeringLB Lucas Weber University of Nevada Gr. 4.00 Public Health (UG)/Secondary Education (G)DB Spencer DeMedal Duquesne University Jr. 3.98 BiologyDB Kyle Hegedus Youngstown State University Gr. 3.89/4.00 Exercise Science (UG)/Physical Therapy (G)DB K.J. Smith University of North Alabama Sr. 4.00 Interdisciplinary StudiesDB Jelani Taylor Cornell University Sr. 3.95 Hotel AdministrationP Blake Gillikin (1) Pennsylvania State University Sr. 4.00 KinesiologySECOND TEAMPos. Name School Yr. GPA MajorQB Tom Flacco (*) Towson University Gr. 4.00/3.80 Applied Information Technology (G)RB Jake Chisholm University of Dayton So. 3.97 Pre-MedRB Brad Sznajder (2) Butler University Sr. 3.88 FinanceWR Josh Fink (1) Abilene Christian University Sr. 3.81 FinanceWR Bryce Nunnelly Chattanooga Jr. 3.81 Mechanical EngineeringTE Ean Pfeifer University of Louisville Gr. 4.00/4.00 MBA (G)OL Blaise Andries University of Minnesota Sr. 3.86 MathematicsOL Graham Ashkettle Eastern Kentucky University Jr. 4.00 ChemistryOL Isaiah Kent-Schneider Drake University Gr. 3.98/4.00 Sec. Edu./Env. Science (UG)/STEM Education (G)OL Calvin Throckmorton University of Oregon Sr. 3.82 Human PhysiologyOL Dakota Wilson (2) Idaho State University Sr. 3.97 Health ScienceK Samuel Hayworth Eastern Kentucky University Gr. 3.96 Biomedical Science (UG) / Public Health (G)ST Connor McGinnis University of Oklahoma Gr. 4.00 Finance (UG) / Finance (G)DL Jonathan Clayton Coastal Carolina University Sr. 3.95 Business Management & MarketingDL Brogan McPartland Harvard University Sr. 3.65 Applied MathematicsDL Sam Renner University of Minnesota Gr. 3.54/3.60 Accountancy (G)DL Andre Walker Houston Baptist University Sr. 3.69 Biochemistry / Molecular BiologyLB Jackson Hankey North Dakota State University Jr. 4.00 Agricultural EconomicsLB Luke Nelson University of Northern Colorado Sr. 3.97 Criminology & Criminal JusticeLB Dante Olson University of Montana Sr. 3.91 Business Administration / ManagementDB Jordan Fuller (1) (#) Ohio State University Sr. 3.60 Business MarketingDB Tiger Garcia (2) UC Davis Sr. 3.92 Managerial EconomicsDB Kekaula Kaniho Boise State University Jr. 3.93 Health SciencesDB Tim Simon University of Dayton Sr. 3.83 Mechanical EngineeringP Trent Schneider University of South Florida Jr. 4.00 Communication Courtesy of Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist and Southeastern Louisiana Athletics Media RelationsAUSTIN, Texas – The Southland Conference placed four football student-athletes on the 2019 Academic All-America Division I Football Teams, CoSIDA announced Monday. Southeastern Louisiana defensive lineman Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund and Abilene Christian linebacker Jack Gibbens were selected to the first team while Abilene Christian wide receiver Josh Fink and Houston Baptist defensive lineman Andre Walker appeared on the second team. In addition to being one of the team leaders for a Lion team that made its third playoff appearance in school history, Adeyemi-Berglund carries a 3.81 cumulative grade point average as an exercise science major.
GitLab has revealed it is working on a new tool for the data science lifecycle. Meltano is an open-source solution designed to fill the gaps between data and understanding business operations.“Meltano was created to help fill the gaps by expanding the common data store to support Customer Success, Customer Support, Product teams, and Sales and Marketing,” the team wrote in a post. “Meltano aims to be a complete solution for data teams — the name stands for model, extract, load, transform, analyze, notebook, orchestrate — in other words, the data science lifecycle. While this might sound familiar if you’re already a fan of GitLab, Meltano is a separate product. Rather than wrapping Meltano into GitLab, Meltano will be the complete package for data people, whereas GitLab is the complete package for software developers.”The goal of Meltano is to make analytics accessible to everyone, not just data professionals. According to GitLab, while the company has experience collecting data and presenting it in a readable format to business users in order to make predictions based on the data, it takes too many steps and tools to complete this. “The idea of bringing best practices from software development to data analytics is a huge draw for the Data team at GitLab. Ideally, all of our work could be done in open source tools, and could be version controlled, and we’d be able to track the state of the analytics pipeline from raw data to visualization,” GitLab wrote.The tool currently only supports Postgres with plans to add Snowflake in the near future. The company knows it will need to support a wide variety of database types, and its looking for contributions from the open-source community to help meet that goal.“As an open source tool, we think Meltano will make a big difference for teams without much money to invest in data analytics. It’s a new field for many organizations, and we want to do everything we can to make it easier for teams and business to access their data and make better decisions,” GitLab wrote.