Three from Softball Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Honors

first_imgMaddox, Pena and Roemmich and their teammates open the NCAA Tournament against BYU Thursday at 5 p.m. CST in the Eugene, Ore. Regional. The game with the Cougars will be broadcast on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Roemmich, who holds a 4.00 grade point average in biology, was the 2018 MVC Elite 17 award winner for softball. The Elite 17 is awarded to the student-athlete with the highest GPA in a MVC Championship. This year, Roemmich is second on the team in batting average at .355 and leads the team in triples with two, doubles with 12, walks with 24, runs scored with 34, hits with 59 and slugging percentage at .470. Roemmich, who has started every game at shortstop, also hit her first career home run this season and has driven in a career-high 21 runs. Sophomore Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), the 2018 MVC Player of the Year and 2018 All-MVC First Team honoree, and 2018 All-MVC First Team selection, Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) were selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team while sophomore Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.), a 2018 All-MVC First Team member, garnered MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention accolades. These are the first MVC scholar-athlete honors for each of the three Bulldogs. In order to be eligible for MVC Scholar-Athlete honors, student-athletes must have a 3.2 GPA or higher, be at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing and meet certain playing requirements. ST. LOUIS – The Drake University softball team, which won the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles, had three student-athletes earn MVC Scholar-Athlete honors, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Pena, who holds a 3.87 GPA in elementary education, made 51 starts at third base and is batting .271 with two home runs, 10 doubles, 16 runs scored and is second on the team in RBI with a 29. Earlier this season, Pena was selected MVC Player of the Week and Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career. She was a 2016 All-MVC Second Team member. Maddox, who owns a 3.32 GPA in environmental science, is batting .322 with four home runs, six doubles and a team-high 30 RBI. She batted .324 with two home runs and 14 RBI against MVC foes. Maddox played in all 53 games with 51 starts at first base.last_img read more

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