MVC Announces 2013 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Teams
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
MVC Announces 2013 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Teams

Sixteen Missouri Valley Conference volleyball student-athletes have been named to the 2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team by a vote of the league’s volleyball sports information directors. An additional eight student-athletes have earned honorable mention, the league office announced today.

This year’s first team includes seven 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 in UNI’s Shelby Kintzel, and she was joined by Panther teammate Macy Ubben as the only two unanimous selections.

Three Valley first team scholar-athletes – Missouri State’s Kaitlin Jaeger, Kintzel and Ubben – were also members of their respective Capital One/CoSida Academic All-District Teams.

Thirty-eight 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).

2013 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FIRST TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Pos.

GPA

Major

Hometown

Morgan Dall

Indiana State

Sr.

OH

3.43

Athletic Training

Aviston, Ill.

Kaitlin Early

Illinois State

Jr.

S

3.78

Math Education

Wildwood, Mo.

*Chelsey Feekin

Wichita State

Sr.

S

3.37

Elementary Education

Papillion, Neb.

Kelly Feigh

Loyola

So.

DS/OH

3.83

Biology

Plainfield, Ill.

#%Elizabeth Field

Wichita State

Sr.

MB

3.77

Chemistry

Windsor, Calif.

#^Shelby Kintzel

UNI

Sr.

MB

4.00

Elementary Education

Mount Vernon, Iowa

*Sarah Madden

Drake

Sr.

DS/L

3.51

Accounting, Marketing & Finance

Van Meter, Iowa

#^Ashley Mason

Missouri State

Sr.

DS/L

3.91

Business Education

Granby, Mo.

Taylor Pippen

Southern Illinois

So.

MB

3.71

Marketing

Mundelein, Ill.

Katie Reilly

Wichita State

So.

OH

3.96

Exercise Science

Cypress, Texas

#Ashley Ring

Evansville

Jr.

OH

3.92

Biology

Madison, Wis.

Ashley Rosch

Illinois State

So.

OH

3.73

Education

Fox River Grove, Ill.

Rachel TenHoor

Evansville

Sr.

MB

3.92

Physical Therapy

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Alise Tupuritis

Bradley

Sr.

OH

3.50

Health Science

Des Plaines, Ill.

#Macy Ubben

UNI

Sr.

OH

3.90

Biology/Biochemistry

Ackley, Iowa

Kathleen Vogel

Loyola

So.

OH

3.86

Nursing

Prairie Village, Kan.

#2012 First Team; *2012 Honorable Mention; ^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention

 

2013 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE HONORABLE MENTION

Name

School

Yr.

Pos.

GPA

Major

Hometown

Amy Angelos

Bradley

Sr.

MB

3.27

Hospitality Leadership

Waukegan, Ill.

*Olivia Brand

Missouri State

Jr.

OH

 3.62 

Child & Family Development

Springfield, Mo.  

Ashlyn Driskill

Wichita State

So.

OH

3.38

Elementary Education

Valley Center, Kan.

*Brooklyn Hlafka

Illinois State 

Sr.

MB/RS

3.70 

Speech-Language Pathology 

Bunker Hill, Ill.

Kaitlin Jaeger

Missouri State 

Jr.

MB/OH

3.79 

Political Science

Webb City, Mo.

Katie Klages

Evansville

Sr.

DS/L

3.38

Nursing

St. Louis, Mo.

*Molly Murphy

Indiana State

Sr.

OH/RS

3.72 

Special Education 

Chicago, Ill.  

*Amanda Platte

Drake

Jr.

OH 

3.88 

Accounting 

Mount Vernon, Iowa

Lauren Zerante

Bradley

Sr.

DS/L

3.63

Marketing

Elmhurst, Ill.

^2011 First Team; %2011 Honorable Mention