Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Women's Basketball
MVC Announces Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Teams

ST. LOUIS – Indiana State’s Anna Munn has been named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines a group of five of the league’s top players named to the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete First Team, as voted by the conference’s women’s basketball contacts. Munn becomes the fifth Indiana State student-athlete to earn Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in women’s basketball, joining Kelsey Luna (2009 and 2010), Laura Rudolphi (2007), Melanie Boeglin (2006) and Kourtney Mennen (2003). In all, 18 players were honored on the scholar-athlete teams.

With a 3.80 grade-point average in Exercise Science, Munn was previously a first team MVC scholar-athlete as a junior (2013) and was also a second team honoree as a sophomore (2012). Munn is joined on the first team by Bradley’s Michelle Young, Illinois State’s Chloe Nelson, Missouri State’s Kenzie Williams and UNI’s Brooke Brown.

Second team selections include Bradley’s Kelsey Budd, Evansville’s Mallory Ladd, Indiana State’s Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, UNI’s Jen Keitel and Wichita State’s Kelsey Jacobs.

The criteria for the scholar-athlete team balloting parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves, have played at least 75-percent of a team’s games, and must carry at least a 3.20 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Student-athletes must also have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true and redshirt freshmen are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution.

A total of 27 Valley student-athletes met the nomination criteria for scholar-athlete honors in 2014. 

FIRST TEAM Year  GPA  Major
Brooke Brown, UNI* Jr. 3.98 Biology
Anna Munn, Indiana State^% Sr. 3.80 Exercise Science
Chloe Nelson, Illinois State* Sr. 3.95 Psychology
Kenzie Williams, Missouri State So. 3.79 Elementary Education
Michelle Young, Bradley# Jr. 3.85 Elementary Education English
^2013 First Team; #2013 Second Team; *2013 Honorable Mention; %2012 Second Team

 

SECOND TEAM Year  GPA  Major
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Indiana State Sr. 3.50 Coaching (Masters)
Kelsey Budd, Bradley*$ Sr. 3.80 Sports Communication
Kelsey Jacobs, Wichita State Jr. 3.67 Exercise Science
Jen Keitel, UNI So. 3.32 Criminology/Psychology
Mallory Ladd, Evansville Jr. 3.34 Criminal Justice
*2013 Honorable Mention; $2012 Honorable Mention   

 

HONORABLE MENTION Year  GPA  Major
Lyndsey Booker, Loyola Sr. 3.79 Biology
Jordyn Courier, Southern Illinois* Sr. 3.86 Psychology
Stephanie Davison, UNI So. 3.74 Graphic Technologies/Art & Graphic Design
Brittni Donaldson, UNI Jr. 3.56 Statistics/Actuarial Science
Liza Heap, Drake Jr. 3.75 Biology/Psychology/Neurosciences
Kasey Johnson, Indiana State So. 3.96 Biology
Catie O'Leary, Bradley#$ Sr. 3.56 Nursing
Katy Winge, Illinois State Jr. 3.82 Communications/Marketing
#2013 Second Team; *2013 Honorable Mention; $2012 Honorable Mention