Feb. 25, 2014
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 women’s basketball player Bry Snow is among 10 student-athletes named by Commissioner Doug Elgin as the honorees for the 2013-14 winter season.
A forward from Blue Springs, Mo., Snow has enjoyed a breakout senior season, setting career highs in every category and starting all 26 games for the Lady Bears. She averages 10.8 points and a team-high 5.6 rebounds per game while scoring at least 10 points on 15 occasions, including a career-high 29 against Bradley.
Snow ranks 15th in MSU history with 45 career blocks, including 25 this season, and is seven points shy of becoming the 57th player in school history to score 500 career points. She also owns two career game-winning baskets with under 30 seconds on the clock.
A three-time member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Snow graduates in May with a degree in Sports Administration. Some of her off-the-court activities include serving as women’s basketball’s representative on MSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the MVC’s SAAC, and approximately 20 additional community service efforts such as Habit for Humanity, Just Read, Ronald McDonald House and 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.