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