Wichita State's Alex Harden repeats as first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, earning her second consecutive selection, and is joined by Drake's Kyndal Clark, a second team honoree from a season ago. Harden and Clark headline a list of 11 players named to the all-conference first-team unit, the league office announced Wednesday.
Joining Harden and Clark on the first team are two Shockers, junior Jamillah Bonner and senior Michelle Price, as well as three seniors, including Illinois State's Chloe Nelson, Indiana State's Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Loyola's Troy Hambric. Two sophomores, UNI's Jen Keitel and Southern Illinois' Dyana Pierre, and two outstanding freshmen, including Evansville's Sara Dickey and Drake's Lizzy Wendell, round out the first team selections.
Indiana State's Anna Munn and Evansville's Mallory Ladd highlight the honorable mention team, earning all-conference honors for the second consecutive season. She is joined by Missouri State's Tyonna Snow, an all-freshman team honoree a season ago, and first-time selections Kenzie Williams of Missouri State and Michelle Young of Bradley.
Players from three different schools land spots on the guard-heavy MVC All-Defensive Team, including repeat selection Alex Harden of Wichita State. Bonner, Hambric, Price and Snow join Harden as first-time honorees.
Three schools are also represented on the MVC All-Freshman Team. Already first-team selections, Dickey and Wendell are joined by teammates Dakota Weatherford and Caitlin Ingle, as well as Bradley's Leti Lerma, on the five person rookie team.
Missouri Valley Conference specialty awards for Player, Newcomer, Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year will be announced, in addition to the league’s Coach of the Year, at an awards ceremony in between Games 1 and 2 of the MVC Tournament on Thursday, March 13, at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.