Volleyball's Oelke Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

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Allie Oelke
Courtesy: Eric Francis
ST. LOUIS -- Will Creekmore of Missouri State University and Allie Oelke of Creighton University have been selected the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today.  Creekmore and Oelke were honored for their performance during the period of November 22-28.

       Now in its 12th year of existence, The Valley’s Scholar-Athlete program is sponsored by Prairie Farms, Roberts and Hiland Dairies.  On a weekly basis, the Conference honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.

       A center for the Missouri State men’s basketball team, Creekmore, a senior from Tulsa, Oklahoma, extended his double-figure scoring streak to 10-consecutive games and notched his second double-double of the season, as the Bears defeated Pepperdine (80-60 on November 22) and Pacific (60-49 on November 23).

       Creekmore, who has a 3.72 cumulative grade-point average in finance, averaged 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game while going 9-for-16 from the field (56.3 percent).  Versus Pepperdine, he had 10 points and four boards, but followed with 12 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks against Pacific in a rematch of the 2010 CIT Championship game.

       An outside hitter for the Creighton volleyball team, Oelke, a senior from Chanhassen, Minnesota, averaged 2.75 kills, 2.92 digs and 0.50 blocks per set, as the Bluejays advanced to the title match of the 2010 State Farm MVC Championship in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

       An all-tournament team choice, Oelke, who has a 3.794 cumulative grade-point average in elementary education, collected eight kills, 14 digs and three blocks in a 3-1 win over Drake on November 25 and posted 16 kills and a .306 attack percentage in a 3-1 triumph over Wichita State on November 26.  In the title match, she approached a double-double with nine kills and 15 digs versus No. 11 UNI.

       To qualify for Prairie Farms/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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