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.
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.
qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week
laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of
at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a
sophomore in academic standing.
freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In
addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be
on their athletic performance for a one-week period.