Sarah Nelson and Ally Jensen Named MVC Scholar-Athletes

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ST. LOUIS - Sophomore Sarah Nelson of the Creighton women's basketball team has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First-Team as voted on by the league's sports information directors and announced by the league office Tuesday.  Junior Ally Jensen earned honorable-mention scholar-athlete recognition as well.

Nelson owns a 3.65 cumulative grade point average through her first three semesters at Creighton.  The sophomore forward is averaging 12.8 points and team-leading 7.7 rebounds per game.  She also leads the team in field goal percentage (.509), blocks (32), free throws (86), free-throw attempts (116) and double-doubles (10).  The Omaha Westside product ranks third in the MVC in field goal percentage, third in double-doubles, sixth in blocked shots, sixth in rebounds, 12th in free-throw percentage and 13th in both assists and points per game.

Jensen, who carries a 3.63 GPA in nursing, leads the Bluejays and ranks fifth in the MVC with 61 three-pointers.  The Ames, Iowa, product ranks 10th in school history with 140 career three-pointers.  The junior guard ranks third on the team with 8.6 points per game this year.  She's shooting a career-best 37.9 percent from three-point range this year, to rank 32nd in the NCAA in three-point percentage.

The fourth-seeded Bluejays (17-12) are preparing for their MVC Tournament quarterfinal game on Friday at 2:35 pm against fifth-seeded Northern Iowa (16-13).
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