Oct. 10, 2012
ST. LOUIS – Missouri State goalkeeper Andrew Riggs has been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, along with Creighton volleyball player Megan Bober, the league announced Wednesday (Oct. 10). Riggs was honored for his performance during the period of October 1-7.
The sophomore from St. Peters, Mo., registered his league-leading sixth shutout in a 1-0 overtime blanking of Memphis (Oct. 3). He finished with three key saves, including a point-blank stop in the 15th minute.
Riggs, who has a 3.69 cumulative GPA in actuarial mathematics, also leads the league in goals against average (0.51), save percentage (.850) and shutouts per game (0.55). The first-year goalkeeper also ranks sixth nationally in goals against average and 12th in save percentage.
“Drew is both a fantastic student in an extremely demanding major and an outstanding athlete who performs at a very high level,” said Bears’ head coach Jon Leamy. “Everyone connected with the team knows who and what Drew is about. It is great that he is now being recognized by others.”
To qualify for MVC 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. 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.