Straub Earns MVC Leadership and Service Award
The Missouri Valley Conference announced that Eric Straub has been named as a Spring 2014 Leadership and Service Award recipient.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced that Eric Straub has been named as a Spring 2014 Leadership and Service Award recipient.

April 30, 2014

Schedule | Roster | Twitter | MVC Release

ST. LOUIS -- In an effort to honor the achievements of exceptional student-athletes, the Missouri Valley Conference has created the MVC Leadership & Service Award (formerly the Good Neighbor Award). Missouri State men’s golfer Eric Straub is among 10 student-athletes named by Commissioner Doug Elgin as the honorees for the 2014 spring season.

A senior from Paducah, Ky., Straub has improved his scoring average by nearly two strokes from a year ago to 75.90 and has competed in every tournament for the Bears this season. Straub recorded a career best finish at the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational this year, where he tied for fifth and shot 74-74-70—218 to open his senior season.

In addition to leading on the course, Straub has excelled in the classroom and in the community. Straub has been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll nine consecutive times, has been named a Maroon & White Scholar-Athlete for the past four years, and is a three-time member of the Dean’s List. Straub’s community service and volunteering includes Miles for Myles 5K, Unite to Read reading at York Elementary, and assisting at the Boys and Girls Club.

In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition. The Valley recognizes 10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a total of 30 honorees. Institutions select their MVC Leadership & Service Award honorees. A more detailed list of Straub’s accomplishments, as well as past Missouri State’s past recipients can be found below.



Eric Straub, Missouri State, Men's Golf, Senior

  • Athletic Director's Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013)
  • Maroon & White Scholar-Athlete (Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014)
  • Dean's List (Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
  • Miles for Myles 5K
  • Adopt-a-Street clean up
  • Unite to Read reading at York Elementary
  • Ozarks Food Harvest Fall
  • Junior Golf Instructor at the Country Club of Paducah
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Junior Golf First Tee Clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Joplin clean up
  • Champion Athletes
  • Junior Golf Clinic at Twin Oaks CC
  • Meals-a-Million
  • Hygiene Hijacks
  • MVC SAAC Representative (2011-2014)

Previous Missouri State winners of the MVC Leadership and Service Award:

Fall 2007 - Carrie Vestal, Sr., women's cross country
Winter 2007-08 - Amy Crowder, Sr., women's swimming & diving
Spring 2008 - Chris Playter, Jr., baseball
Fall 2008 - David Arkin, So., football
Winter 2008-09 - Roxy Stiles, Jr., women's basketball
Spring 2009 - Jen Carr, Sr., softball
Fall 2009 - Terry Phillips, So., women's cross country
Winter 2009-10 - Will Creekmore, Jr., men's basketball
Spring 2010 - Scott Glenn, Jr., men's golf
Fall 2010 - Heath Melugin, Jr., men's soccer
Winter 2010-11 - Rene Smith, Sr., women's swimming & diving
Spring 2011 - Emily Matthews, Jr., women's golf
Fall 2011 - Ashlee Mason, So., volleyball
Winter 2011-12 - Christiana Shorter, Jr., women's basketball
Spring 2012 - Emily Beaver, Jr., women's track/cross country
Fall 2012 - Chelsea Voet, Sr., women's soccer
Winter 2012-13 - Jared Roberts, Jr., men's swimming & diving
Spring 2013 - Kimsue Grant, Sr., women's track & field
Fall 2013 – Caleb Schaffitzel, Jr., football
Winter 2013-14 – Bry Snow, Sr., women’s basketball
Spring 2014Eric Straub, Sr. men’s golf


Official Store

    Watch Video