ST. LOUIS -- Kelly Broussard of Wichita State University has been selected the initial Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the 2007-08 academic year, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Broussard was honored for her performance during the period of August 20-26.
Now in its ninth 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.
"Prairie Farms and its family of dairies have been the only sponsors of this worthwhile endeavor by the Missouri Valley Conference," said Commissioner Elgin, who is in his 20th year with The Valley. "We are grateful for Prairie Farms continued recognition of our student-athletes for their athletic performance and their academic success."
A libero for the Wichita State women’s volleyball team, Broussard, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, earned Missouri Valley Conference defensive player-of-the-week honors after competing in the Best Western Shocker Volleyball Classic on August 24-26.
Broussard, who has a 3.58 cumulative grade-point average in marketing and international business, averaged 6.10 digs per game and compiled a .975 reception percentage during the tournament. She registered 22 digs versus Kansas State on Aug. 25, 21 against North Texas on Aug. 24 and 18 versus No. 14 Cal Poly on Aug. 26.
To qualify for Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.
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