ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Creighton WBB senior Ally Jensen was recognized with the MVC Leadership & Service Winter Award on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
In an effort to honor the achievements of exceptional student-athletes,
the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) created the MVC Leadership &
Service Award (formerly the Good Neighbor Award). Ten student-athletes were named by Commissioner Doug Elgin as the honorees for the
2012-13 winter season.
In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in
good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good
sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in
a sport, during the season of recognition. The Valley will recognize
10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a
total of 30 honorees. Institutions select their MVC Leadership &
Service Award honorees.
This year’s winter honorees include Michelle Young, Bradley, Women's
Basketball, Sophomore; Ally Jensen, Creighton, Women's Basketball,
Senior; Cara Lutes, Drake, Women's Basketball, Sophomore; Taylor Ware,
Evansville, Women's Basketball, Senior; Cecilia Holmes, Illinois State,
Swimming & Diving, Sophomore; Rachael Johnson, Indiana State, Indoor
Track & Field, Junior; Jared Roberts, Missouri State, Men's
Swimming & Diving, Junior; Riley Banach, UNI, Wrestling, Junior;
Melissa Larocque, Southern Illinois, Women's Swimming & Diving,
Senior; Chynna Turner, Wichita State, Women's Basketball, Senior.
A. Jensen distinguished herself for this award by the following academic honors
- 2012-13 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Jan. 8)
- 2011-12 MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention
- 2011-12 National Academic All-Jesuit Women's Basketball Team
- Dean's List (2010-11 & 2011-12)
In addition, Ally offered volunteer hours with the following organizations.
To view the full MVC Release, click here.
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Abide Network
- Siena Francis House
- Boy Scouts volunteer
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Hope Center for Kids
- Omaha Area School Visits
- Together Inc. volunteer
- Bluejay Jamboree volunteer