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Volleyball's Boggs & Bober Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team Honors

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton Volleyball seniors Brooke Boggs and Megan Bober have been named to the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team. Boggs and Bober are two of four Valley first team scholar-athletes who were also members of their respective Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams.

Boggs was an honorable-mention pick in 2011 and owns a 3.91 GPA in Health Administration/Policy. She ranks fourth in program history with 120 matches played, and has moved into the top-15 with 890 career digs. Creighton has won all 18 matches in which she's had eight or more digs this fall, and on Nov. 5th the Wildwood, Mo., native was honored with the MVC Service & Leadership Award.

Bober, a repeat member from the 2011 First Team, owns a 3.83 GPA in Exercise Science and has been named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week five times this fall. She ranks as the only player in MVC history with at least 750 kills, 4,000 assists, 1,000 digs and 400 blocks and this year is the nation's only player to average 9.50 assists, 0.90 blocks and 1.75 kills per set. The Murdock, Neb., native owns six triple-doubles this fall and 15 in her career. She is the program's active career leader in kills, digs, aces, blocks and assists. Bober is a two-time All-Valley selection who is likely to earn the honors once again on Thursday at the pre-tournament awards banquet.

This year’s first team includes 10 players that have received previous MVC volleyball scholar-athlete recognition, including five repeat first team honorees. UNI's Shelby Kintzel is the lone honoree with a perfect 4.00 GPA.

Forty-two 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). Teams are voted on by sports information directors around the league.
2012 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FIRST TEAM
Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown
Andrea Beaty Missouri State Jr. RS/MB 3.93 Psychology Pacific, Mo. (Washington)
^Megan Bober Creighton Sr. S 3.83 Exercise Science Murdock, Neb. (Elmwood-Murdock)
%Brooke Boggs Creighton Sr. DS 3.91 Health Administration/Policy Wildwood, Mo. (Lafayette)
^Amy Braun UNI Sr. OH 3.76 Elementary Education Lakeville, Minn. (North)
Rachael Brown Southern Illinois Sr. 3.82 Exercise Science Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
%Elizabeth Field Wichita State Jr. MB 3.80 Chemistry Windsor, Calif. (Santa Rosa)
^Shelby Kintzel UNI Jr. MB 4.00 Elementary Education Mount Vernon, Iowa (Mount Vernon)
^Ashley Mason Missouri State Jr. DS/L 3.90 Business Education Granby, Mo. (East Newton)
%Alysia Mayes Southern Illinois Sr. MB 3.77 Exercise Science Ashkum, Ill. (Clifton Central)
Ashley Ring Evansville So. OH 3.97 Pre-Med Madison, Wis. (Edgewood)
Macy Ubben UNI Jr. OH 3.94 Biology Ackley, Iowa (AGWSR)
%Bailey Yeager Southern Illinois Sr. DS 3.92 Speech Communication Disorders Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention

 

2012 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE HONORABLE MENTION
Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown
%Emily Adney Wichita State  Sr. OH 3.39  Communication  Golden, Colo. (D'Evelyn)
Olivia Brand Missouri State So. OH 3.74  Child & Family Development Springfield, Mo. (Glendale) 
Jackie Church Wichita State  Sr. L 3.50  Exercise Science Fairway, Kan. (Bishop Miege)
Shea Doran Indiana State   Sr. MB  3.57  Communication Martinsville, Ind. (Martinsville)
Madelyn Ervin Bradley   Sr. OH  3.92  Advertising Lewis Center, Ohio (Olentangy) 
Chelsey Feekin Wichita State  Jr. 3.25  Elementary Education Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-La Vista)
Brooklyn Hlafka Illinois State  Jr. MB/RS 3.63  Speech-Language Pathology  Bunker Hill, Ill. (Bunker Hill)
Kaitlin Jaeger Missouri State   So. MB/OH 3.77  Political Science Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
Megan Lehman UNI  Sr. OH  3.66  Graphic Communications New Hampton, Iowa (New Hampton)
Sarah Madden Drake Jr. DS/L  3.59  Accounting & Finance  Van Meter, Iowa (Adel-DeSoto-Minburn) 
Molly Murphy Indiana State Jr. OH/RS 3.58  Special Education  Chicago, Ill. (Marist) 
Amanda Platte Drake So. OH  3.73  Accounting  Mount Vernon, Iowa (Mount Vernon) 
^Jenny Willms UNI Sr. DS 3.99 Biology  Dike, Iowa (Dike-New Hartford) 
^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention       
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