Valley Announces 2012 Scholar-Athlete Team
Monday, February 27, 2012

The Missouri Valley Conference announces the 2012 Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team following the completion of the 2011- 2012 conference season.

Scholar-Athlete honors require athletes to have completed at least one year and maintain either a 3.2 GPA and obtain all-conference honors, achieve a 3.5 GPA and finish top sixteen in an individual event at the conference championships, or maintain a 3.8 GPA and participate in the MVC championship.

Forty-two student-athletes qualified for the Valley 2012 Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete team, with two student-athletes averaging a perfect 4.0 GPA and fourteen student-athletes above an impressive 3.8 GPA. The 2012 Swimming and Diving Conference Champions from Missouri State claim the most spots on the scholar-athlete team with eleven, followed by Illinois State with nine representatives.

 

Name

School

Year

GPA

Polly Hirt

Illinois State

Sr.

4.00

Jessica Anderson

Southern Illinois

Jr.

4.00

Caryn Knight

Northern Iowa

So.

3.98

Kristin Geppert

Southern Illinois

Sr.

3.97

Maureen Doyle         

Illinois State

Jr.

3.96

Danielle Schumacher

Illinois State

Jr.

3.95

Bethany Olson   

Northern Iowa

Jr.

3.94

Valerie Jones

Evansville

Sr.

3.93

Melissa Ball

Evansville

So.

3.92

Erica Halley

Illinois State

So.

3.91

Maggie Kopp

Illinois State

So.

3.91

Kayla McCormick  

Northern Iowa

So.

3.87

Liz Chollet

Missouri State

Sr.

3.83

Kristy Hinkle

Southern Illinois

So.

3.80

Laura Peterson

Missouri State

Sr.

3.79

Jill Enge

Evansville

Jr.

3.79

Brianna Willoughby

Missouri State

Sr.

3.77

Melissa Larocque

Southern Illinois

Jr.

3.76

Kristin Staude

Northern Iowa

So.

3.76

Luisa Silveira

Southern Illinois

So.

3.71

Morgan Buechele

Illinois State

Jr.

3.70

Jillian Olson

Illinois State

Sr.

3.67

Brynne Buell

Missouri State

Sr.

3.66

Sarah Hedeen

Northern Iowa

Jr.

3.66

Tori Alland            

Illinois State

Jr.

3.61

Melissa Thurman

Evansville

So.

3.61

Phoebe Hodina

Evansville

Jr.

3.59

Kaylee Steffen

Missouri State

Jr.

3.58

Madicyn Prouty

Illinois State

Jr.

3.56

MacKenzie Smith

Northern Iowa

So.

3.56

Jill Weckbach

Southern Illinois

Sr.

3.54

Alexandra Howard

Evansville

Sr.

3.54

Lindsey Conway

Missouri State

So.

3.53

Dimitra Drakopoulou

Missouri State

Sr.

3.51

Natalie Johnson  

Northern Iowa

So.

3.47

Paige Koebbe

Missouri State

So.

3.44

Katie Lindeman

Missouri State

Sr.

3.35

Janke Engelbrecht

Missouri State

So.

3.34

Brittany Weigel

Southern Illinois

So.

3.29

Sadie Wells

Evansville

Jr.

3.29

Ali Stauffer

Missouri State

Jr.

3.21

Chelsea Hartman  

Northern Iowa

Sr.

3.21