ST. LOUIS -- Tim Clubb and Yaneika Malcolm of Missouri State University have been selected the Prairie Farms Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Clubb and Malcolm were honored for their performances during the period of May 12-18. 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 pitcher for the Missouri State baseball team, Clubb, a sophomore from Eureka, Mo., compiled a second-consecutive scoreless outing, as the right-hander shut out Northern Iowa over eight innings in the Bears’ 12-2 victory on May 15. In the process, he matched the best start for an MSU hurler with his 10-0 slate.
The MVC Pitcher of the Week, Clubb, who has a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average in advertising and promotions, held the Panthers, who entered the game hitting .309 as a team, to just two singles, struck out seven and issued three walks while allowing only one baserunner beyond first base.
A member of the Missouri State women’s track and field team, Malcolm, a junior from Montego Bay, Jamaica, was part of the Bears’ 4x400-meter relay team that captured the Conference title with a McAndrews Stadium-record mark of 3:40.45 at the 2008 State Farm MVC Outdoor Championship in Carbondale, Ill.
Malcolm, who has a 3.91 cumulative grade-point average in cell and molecular biology, also placed third in the 400-meter dash, crossing the line with a personal-best effort of 54.93, just 0.01 behind second-place finisher Erica Moore of Indiana State.
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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