MVC Announces 2012 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Teams
Monday, November 19, 2012

Twelve Missouri Valley Conference volleyball student-athletes have been named to the 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team by a vote of the league’s volleyball sports information directors.  An additional 13 student-athletes have earned honorable mention, the league office announced today.

This year’s first team includes 10 players that have received previous MVC volleyball scholar-athlete recognition, including five repeat first team honorees. One member of the first team boasts a perfect 4.00 GPA (UNI’s Shelby Kintzel).

The first team also includes Creighton's Megan Bober and Brooke Boggs, Evansville's Ashley Ring, Missouri State's Andrea Beaty and Ashley Mason, UNI's Amy Braun and Macy Ubben, Southern Illinois' Rachael Brown, Alysia Mayes and Bailey Yeager and Wichita State's Elizabeth Field

Four Valley first team scholar-athletes – Bober, Boggs, Mayes and Yeager – were also members of their respective Capital One/CoSida Academic All-District Teams.

Forty-two student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches.  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible).

Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown
Andrea Beaty Missouri State Jr. RS/MB 3.93 Psychology Pacific, Mo. (Washington)
^Megan Bober Creighton Sr. S 3.83 Exercise Science Murdock, Neb. (Elmwood-Murdock)
%Brooke Boggs Creighton Sr. DS 3.91 Health Administration/Policy Wildwood, Mo. (Lafayette)
^Amy Braun UNI Sr. OH 3.76 Elementary Education Lakeville, Minn. (North)
Rachael Brown Southern Illinois Sr. 3.82 Exercise Science Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
%Elizabeth Field Wichita State Jr. MB 3.80 Chemistry Windsor, Calif. (Santa Rosa)
^Shelby Kintzel UNI Jr. MB 4.00 Elementary Education Mount Vernon, Iowa (Mount Vernon)
^Ashley Mason Missouri State Jr. DS/L 3.90 Business Education Granby, Mo. (East Newton)
%Alysia Mayes Southern Illinois Sr. MB 3.77 Exercise Science Ashkum, Ill. (Clifton Central)
Ashley Ring Evansville So. OH 3.97 Pre-Med Madison, Wis. (Edgewood)
Macy Ubben UNI Jr. OH 3.94 Biology Ackley, Iowa (AGWSR)
%Bailey Yeager Southern Illinois Sr. DS 3.92 Speech Communication Disorders Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention


Name School Yr. Pos. GPA Major Hometown
%Emily Adney Wichita State  Sr. OH 3.39  Communication  Golden, Colo. (D'Evelyn)
Olivia Brand Missouri State So. OH 3.74  Child & Family Development Springfield, Mo. (Glendale) 
Jackie Church Wichita State  Sr. L 3.50  Exercise Science Fairway, Kan. (Bishop Miege)
Shea Doran Indiana State   Sr. MB  3.57  Communication Martinsville, Ind. (Martinsville)
Madelyn Ervin Bradley   Sr. OH  3.92  Advertising Lewis Center, Ohio (Olentangy) 
Chelsey Feekin Wichita State  Jr. 3.25  Elementary Education Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-La Vista)
Brooklyn Hlafka Illinois State  Jr. MB/RS 3.63  Speech-Language Pathology  Bunker Hill, Ill. (Bunker Hill)
Kaitlin Jaeger Missouri State   So. MB/OH 3.77  Political Science Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
Megan Lehman UNI  Sr. OH  3.66  Graphic Communications New Hampton, Iowa (New Hampton)
Sarah Madden Drake Jr. DS/L  3.59  Accounting & Finance  Van Meter, Iowa (Adel-DeSoto-Minburn) 
Molly Murphy Indiana State Jr. OH/RS 3.58  Special Education  Chicago, Ill. (Marist) 
Amanda Platte Drake So. OH  3.73  Accounting  Mount Vernon, Iowa (Mount Vernon) 
^Jenny Willms UNI Sr. DS 3.99 Biology  Dike, Iowa (Dike-New Hartford) 
^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention