Sixty-nine student-athletes highlight more than 1,500 who earned selection to the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office. Those 69 student-athletes earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award.
Following an historic and decorated career, legendary Indiana State head women’s cross country coach John Gartland has announced his retirement, effective on June 30. Current Sycamore assistant coach Kyle Walsh will be promoted to head women’s cross country coach.
Brooke Brown of UNI (women's basketball); Kalyn Harker of Southern Illinois (softball); Brogan Austin of Drake (cross country, track & field); and Nick Schroeder of Evansville (men's soccer) have been named 2015 Missouri Valley Conference postgraduate scholarship winners.
Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced a list of dates and sites for the various Missouri Valley Conference sports championships for the 2015-16 athletic season. These site awards were approved by the league’s Joint Committee (faculty athletics representatives, directors of athletics and senior woman administrators of each institution) and are subject to ratification at the MVC Presidents’ Council meeting on June 7-8.
Wichita State is the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Champion. It marks the third-straight season the Shockers have claimed the league’s All-Sports crown. In addition, the title is the ninth in the past 12 years for Wichita State, which has a league best 21 all-time.
James T. "Tommy" Bell will return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale as its new director of intercollegiate athletics. His appointment as SIU's 13th athletics director requires approval of the university's Board of Trustees, which meets May 14.
The USTFCCCA announced Monday the All-Academic Teams and Indviduals. The Missouri Valley Conference was represented by Brogan Austin (DU), Sam Penzenstadler (LUC), Emily Delvo (BU) and Caitlin Busch (BU). Seven men's teams earned the honor along with eight women's teams.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Sunday the 80 student-athletes who earned All-America honors by finishing among the top 40 of the 2014 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships men’s and women’s races. John Mascari of Indiana State represented The Valley on the list.