Women’s Basketball with League-High Four Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Teams

first_imgThis is the second career MVC Scholar-Athlete honor for Bachrodt, who maintains a 3.57 GPA in finance, and has started all 130 games in her career. In her final season, she is averaging 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a league-high 2.4 steals per game. With 272 career steals, Bachrodt, needs three more to break the school’s all-time record held by Kay Riek that has stood since 1984. Rhine, who has 12 double-doubles, ranks second in the league behind Hittner in scoring at 18.7 points. She leads the conference in field goal percentage at 60.9, ranks second in rebounding at 8.4 and is eighth in free throw percentage at 79.2. She and Hittner have a league-best 14 20-plus scoring games. This is the third time Dean has been selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team in her career after also being named to the team in 2016 and 2018. She holds a 3.64 GPA in Drake’s MBA program after she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance in the spring of 2018. Dean has started every game in her final season, averaging 10.3 points while shooting a career-best 45.8 percent from the floor and career-high 40.6 percent from the three-point line. Dean has made 232 career three-pointers, a total that is fourth all-time at Drake. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) and Rhine were each selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for the second-consecutive year while Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) was voted to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team. Rounding out the group is Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) who garnered MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention accolades for the second-straight season. Hittner, who holds a 3.96 cumulative grade point average in marketing, is scoring a league-best 19.9 points per game. Her name is among the MVC leaders in several other statistical categories, including three-point percentage (39.9, 3rd), field goal percentage (48.4, 4th), free throw percentage (81.6, 5th) and rebounding (5.2, 14th).center_img On Monday, Hittner and Rhine were selected Google Cloud Academic All-Americans by CoSIDA. The duo are the first Drake student-athletes to be chosen to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team in back-to-back seasons since former standout Catlin Ingle was on the team for three consecutive seasons (2015-17). This year’s four scholar-athletes have each scored more than 1,000 career points. ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s basketball team has a league-high four student-athletes on the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete teams while Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) is the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second-straight season, the MVC office announced Tuesday, March 12. Drake is the top seed at this week’s MVC Tournament at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. The Bulldogs will play either No. 8 Indiana State or No. 9 Valparaiso on Friday at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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