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Thursday, May 29, 2008 | Athletics
Musgrave Named Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week
ST. LOUIS -- Rob Musgrave of Wichita State University has been selected the final Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the 2007-08 academic year, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Musgrave was honored for his performance during the period of May 19-25. The Valley’s Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Prairie Farms, Roberts and Hiland Dairies, honors conference student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom. The program began during the 1999-00 academic year.
“Prairie Farms’ family of dairies has been one of the more staunch supporters of the Missouri Valley Conference’s athletic and academic objectives,” said Commissioner Elgin, who is in his 20th year with The Valley. “It is through Prairie Farms’ commitment to the league’s student-athletes that we are able to recognize individuals like Rob (Musgrave) for their athletic and academic success.”
A pitcher for the Wichita State baseball team, Musgrave, a senior from Carbondale, Kan., helped the Shockers capture the 2008 State Farm MVC Baseball Tournament title on May 24, as he fired a complete-game, seven-hit shutout in a 12-0 blanking of Southern Illinois on Thursday, May 22.
A member of the all-tournament team, Musgrave, who has a 3.76 cumulative grade-point average in accounting, pitched seven innings, walked none and struck out five Salukis while improving his overall record to 10-1, notching his fifth complete game of the season and posting his third shutout.
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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