Wichita State has been picked as this year’s preseason favorite in Missouri Valley Conference softball as voted by the league’s coaches. The Shockers earned three first-place votes and 84 points. Missouri State took second-place with 76 points and four first-place votes and Northern Iowa claimed third (74 points).
ESPN and the Missouri Valley Conference have announced a 10-year extension to their current media rights agreement that will provide increased coverage of conference events across ESPN platforms through the 2023-24 academic year.
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.
Kalyn Harker of Southern Illinois University and Alen Salibasic of Drake University have been selected as the female and male recipients, respectively, of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Dr. Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete Award, Valley Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced.
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.