ST. LOUIS (Oct. 24) -
Creighton men's soccer sophomore Jose Ribas earned Missouri Valley Conference
Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors Wednesday for his performance during the
Jays' pair of home wins last week.
Now in its 14th year of existence, The Valley's
Scholar-Athlete program honors its student-athletes for their athletic
performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.
This week's award is the second time Ribas has earned the
MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week in his young career.
A sophomore from Guayaquil, Ecuador, Ribas posted his fourth
assist of the year on teammate Jose Gomez's game-winning score in a 3-0 win
over UMKC Oct. 16. His four assists ranks second on the team and in a tie for
fourth in the MVC this season.
Ribas, who has a 3.60 cumulative grade point average in
business, also played a vital role on defense. Creighton has held opponents
scoreless for six of the last seven matches dating back to September 25,
including a 1-0 victory over Bradley Oct. 20.
To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of
the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average
of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must
be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers
are not eligible. In addition to the
academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic
performance for a one-week period.
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