Marissa Janning Claims MVC Freshman of the Year

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Frehsman Marissa Janning was named the MVC Freshman of the Year.
Courtesy: Eric Francis

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Building upon her selection to the Missouri Valley Confernce (MVC) First Team, Creighton women's basketball freshman Marissa Janning was named the MVC Freshman of the Year on Thursday, March 14.

The first freshman in Creighton history to earn All-MVC First Team honors, Janning burst onto the scene for Creighton, leading the Jays with 385 points (13.3 ppg) in 2012-13.  The Minnesota native has been among the national leaders in three-pointers made and three-point percentage.  She leads the Jays and is second in the MVC with 69 treys, (69-168 - .411).  After setting the D.J. Sokol Arena record for points with 26 on Feb. 14, Janning took the record up a notch by scoring 29 points to lead Creighton to a 67-66 win over Drake on March 3.  The freshman has also dished out 70 assists, collecting 34 steals and grabbed 100 rebounds.

Janning and the Jays will begin play in the MVC Tournament on Friday, March 15 at 6:05 p.m. against No. 10 Southern Illinois.

JACKIE STILES MVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jacqui Kalin, UNI

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Janae Smith, Illinois State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alex Harden, Wichita State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Marissa Janning, Creighton

COACH OF THE YEAR
Jody Adams, Wichita State

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Jacqui Kalin, UNI

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