Courtesy of Missouri Valley Conference
ST. LOUIS -- SIUE's Brian Groark and Creighton's Megan Bober have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week. Bober and Groark were honored for their performance during the period of September 3-9.
Now in its 14th year of existence, The Valley's Scholar-Athlete program honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.
A midfielder for the SIUE men's soccer team, Groark, a senior from Florissant, Mo., powered the Cougars to victories over DePaul (3-0) on Sept. 7 and UMKC (1-0) on Sept. 9.
Groark, who has a 3.404 cumulative grade-point average in psychology with a minor in business, scored SIUE's game-winning goal in the triumph over UMKC, connecting on a shot from 12 yards out. Groark finished with four shots against UMKC and two more versus DePaul, helping the Cougars improve their record to 5-1. SIUE is ranked No. 22 in the nation in the latest NSCAA national poll.
A setter for the Creighton volleyball team, Bober, a senior from Murdock, Nebraska, was named to the Northern Colorado Classic all-tournament team after leading the Bluejays to the title with wins over three 2011 NCAA Tournament teams -- Ball State (3-0) on Sept. 7 and Tulsa (3-1) and Northern Colorado (3-0) on Sept. 8.
Bober, who has a 3.827 cumulative grade point average in exercise science, nearly pulled off a quadruple-double against defending Conference USA champion Tulsa with 34 assists, 15 digs, a career-high 11 blocks, and seven kills. Bober, who recorded six of her blocks in the final set, collected her 10th career triple-double, which is believed to be tied for second-most in MVC history.
To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution, and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.