Nelson Claims Second Straight MVC Scholar-Athlete Honor

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St. LOUIS, Mo. - Junior Sarah Nelson was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the week for her performances during the period of December 24-30.

Nelson brought home back-to-back Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors as she led the Jays with 19 points and nine rebounds in Creighton's 88-81 double overtime loss at Minnesota. The junior played 48 minutes, finishing with three assists, one block and two steals.  Sarah was 7-of-14 from the field in the contest, she earned the award the previous week averaging 17 points and 7.5 rebounds in the Jays' two victories at the Caribbean Classic.

A finance major, Nelson boasts a 3.658 grade-point average, the Scholar-Athlete of the Week award is Nelson’s third, in addition to last week she nabbed the award on Nov. 16, 2011. 

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.

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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