Men's Basketball's Korver Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

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Courtesy: Eric Francis
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Creighton University men's basketball guard Kaleb Korver has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team for the second consecutive season. Korver, a junior from Pella, Iowa, owns a 3.366 GPA in Business Management.

Last year, Korver was a second-team selection, which is voted on by league sports information directors.

Senior Adam Koch of UNI highlights the list of 13 student-athletes honored as part of the 2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete Teams, as the senior forward has been tabbed the league’s Prairie Farms Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Koch, who was named the Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year earlier this week, is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.  

Koch is the lone repeat selection to the league’s first-team scholar-athlete squad, and he is joined on the first-team unit by Wichita State’s Graham Hatch; Missouri State’s Will Creekmore; Drake’s Adam Templeton; and Bradley’s Sam Maniscalco.  Hatch was named third-team Academic All-America; while Templeton was an all-district Academic All-America selection this year.  Creekmore and Maniscalco were on the league’s second team last year.

Four juniors dot the 2010 five-player second-team unit, including teammates Aaron Carter and Jordan Printy of Indiana State.  The Sycamore duo is joined by Ryan Jehle of Missouri State, Alex Rubin of Illinois State, and Ryan Wedel of Drake.

Korver is joined on the honorable-mention list by Evansville's Pieter van Tongeren and UNI's Kerwin Dunham.

The criteria for the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete Team voting parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America voting.  Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (4.0 scale).  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.

2010 MVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FIRST TEAM
Will Creekmore, Missouri State, Jr., 3.48 Finance
+ Graham Hatch, Wichita State, Jr., 3.70 Chemistry
Adam Koch, UNI, Sr., 3.34 Biology/Biomedical
Sam Maniscalco, Bradley, Jr. 3.38 Sports Comm.
# Adam Templeton, Drake, Sr., 3.30 Business Mgmt.

2010 MVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SECOND TEAM
Aaron Carter, Indiana State, Jr., 3.34 Business Marketing
Ryan Jehle, Missouri State, Jr., 3.73 Comp. Info. Systems
Jordan Printy, Indiana State, So., 3.81 Social Studies Educ.
Alex Rubin, Illinois State, Jr. 3.53 Finance
Ryan Wedel, Drake, Jr., 3.26 Business Mgmt.

2010 MVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE HONORABLE MENTION TEAM
Kerwin Dunham, UNI, Jr., 3.26 Biology/Biomedical
Kaleb Korver, Creighton, Jr., 3.366, Business Management
Pieter van Tongeren, Evansville, Jr., 3.27 Visual Communication Design

# - denotes 2010 ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District selection
+ - denotes 2010 ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-America (3rd Team)
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