ST. LOUIS -- Anna Munn of Indiana State University and Colt Ryan of the University of Evansville have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Munn and Ryan were honored for their performances during the period of December 10-16.
Now in its 14th year of existence, The Valley’s Scholar-Athlete program honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.
Junior Anna Munn led Indiana State to their fifth consecutive win on Sunday, posting a career-high 25 points in the Sycamores’ overtime road win at UT Martin. Munn went 8-for-21 (38.1%) from the field with three shots from beyond the arc, a category where she leads the Missouri Valley with an average of 3.1 treys per game.
The Indiana State junior scored seven of her 25 points in the overtime period, making a pair of shots and three free throws to send the Sycamores to a 73-71 road victory over the two-time defending OVC champions. In the classroom, Munn carries a 3.74 GPA while majoring in Exercise Science.
In Evansville’s lone contest of the week, Aces senior Colt Ryan led his team to an 80-67 win over Alabama State at the Ford Center. Ryan tallied a season high 24 points on 7-of-16 shooting while knocking down three treys. He also put forth a 7-7 effort from the free throw line.
Ryan has hit 19 out of 20 free throws on the season, tops in the MVC while averaging 13.1 PPG. In five games since his return from injury, Ryan has found his scoring touch, averaging 17.6 points per game. Ryan boasts a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average as an accounting major.
To qualify for 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.