Hittner and McGlynn Named Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athletes of the Week

first_img2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s Basketball Hittner helped Drake win its first two MVC contests over Valparaiso and Loyola, averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 8-of-12 (66.7 percent) from the floor and 3-of-5 (60.0 percent) from behind the three-point line. In the Valparaiso victory, Hittner scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out four assists. She was 3-for-3 from behind the three-point line. Against Loyola, she scored a game-high 12 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists. In Drake’s final non-conference game at then No. 25/25 Iowa, Hittner poured in a career-high 27 points with 21 points coming in the final two quarters. She added six rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal. This season, Hittner is averaging 14.3 points per game, which ranks fourth in the MVC. She also ranks fourth in the conference in shooting at 45.7 percent, eighth in free throw percentage at 80.3 and 14th in the three-point shooting at 36.4 percent. This is the second career MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honor for Hittner, who holds a 3.94 cumulative grade point average in business studies. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their athletic performance during the period. ST. LOUIS – Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) of Drake women’s basketball and junior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) of Drake men’s basketball have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. The two student-athletes were honored for their performances during the period of Dec. 18-31, 2017. McGlynn and his teammates won their first two MVC games to sit 2-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 season. He averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the Bulldogs’ four most recent games while shooting 54.8 percent. McGlynn opened MVC play by averaging 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. In the league opener against Bradley, he finished with an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double, his third double-double of the season, and made two critical free throws with seven seconds left in the 66-64 win. McGlynn followed that with 17 points and seven rebounds in the win at SIU on 7-of-13 shooting and two assists. This is the first career MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for McGlynn, who owns a 3.62 GPA in media production. 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.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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