ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Creighton juniors Megan Bober and Brooke Boggs are two of 21 women named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Volleyball Team, it was announced today by the league office.
Bober, a setter from Murdock, Neb., was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for the first time in her career, earning one of 12 available spots. Bober owns a 3.791 GPA with an Exercise Science major.
Boggs, a defensive specialist from Wildwood, Mo., was one of nine honorable-mention selections. Boggs owns a 3.891 GPA and her major is Health Care Administration.
This year’s first team includes five players that have received previous MVC volleyball scholar-athlete recognition, including four repeat first team honorees and one unanimous selection, in Indiana State’s Shelbi Fouty (3.98 GPA, Elementary Education). Four members of the first team also boast perfect 4.00 GPAs (Drake’s Emily Heffernen, UNI’s Shelby Kintzel and Illinois State’s Shannon McGlaughlin and Tabitha Visk).
The first team also includes Bober, Kristin Stauter of Illinois State, Ashley Mason of Missouri State, Amy Braun, Michelle Burow and Jenny Willms of UNI and Mary Elizabeth Hooper of Wichita State.
Six Valley first team scholar-athletes – Braun, Burow, Fouty, Hooper, Kintzel and McGlaughlin - were also members of their respective Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams.
Forty-five student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible).
MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown Megan Bober Creighton Jr. S 3.79 Exercise Science Murdock, Neb. Amy Braun UNI Jr. OH 3.71 Elementary Education Lakeville, Minn.
%&Michelle Burow UNI Sr. MB 3.48 Finance/Actuarial Science Lincoln, Neb.
^&Shelbi Fouty Indiana State Sr. S 3.98 Elementary Education Plainfield, Ind.
^Emily Heff ernen Drake Jr. MB 4.00 Biochemistry Manchester, Iowa
^$Mary Elizabeth Hooper Wichita State Sr. S 3.66 Health Science Plano, Texas
Shelby Kintzel UNI So. MB 4.00 Elementary Education Mount Vernon, Iowa
Ashley Mason Missouri State So. L 3.92 Business Education Granby, Mo.
Shannon McGlaughlin Illinois State So. OH 4.00 English Morton, Ill.
Kristin Stauter Illinois State Sr. S 3.83 Elementary Education Bloomington, Ill.
^$Tabitha Visk Illinois State Sr. MB 4.00 Family & Consumer Science Salem, Wis.
Jenny Willms UNI So. DS 3.99 Biology Dike, Iowa
MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention
Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown Emily Adney Wichita State Jr. OH 3.32 Communication-Integrated Marketing Golden, Colo. Brooke Boggs Creighton Jr. DS 3.89 Health Care Administration Wildwood, Mo. ^Morgan Dall Indiana State Jr. OH/RS 3.55 Athletic Training Aviston, Ill.
Elizabeth Field Wichita State So. MB 3.83 Chemistry Windsor, Calif.
Alysia Mayes Southern Illinois Jr. MB 3.73 Exericse Science Ashkum, Ill.
Monique Morris Indiana State So. OH 3.83 Undecided Brown Deer, Wis.
Karen Rivatto Missouri State Jr. OH 3.83 Entertainment Management Porto Alegre, Brazil
%Sarah Waldorf Wichita State Sr. L 3.49 Marketing Augusta, Kan.
Bailey Yeager Southern Illinois Jr. DS 3.88 Communications Disorders Brownsburg, Ind.
^2010 First Team; %2010 Honorable Mention; $2009 First Team; &2009 Honorable Mention