March 12, 2013
St. LOUIS -- Missouri State junior guard Karly Buer has been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team, the league office announced Tuesday (March 12).
A repeat first-team choice, Buer carries a 3.92 cumulative grade point average while pursuing a degree in Sport and Park Administration. Buer is joined on the first team by Jacqui Kalin (UNI), Anna Munn (Indiana State), Sarah Nelson (Creighton), Taylor Whitley (Indiana State) and Katie Yohn (Bradley).
Buer averages 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists while starting 28 of MSU’s 30 games and ranking second on the club in minutes played. The Concordia, Kan., native shoots 90 percent from the foul line and 34.1 percent on 3-pointers, and bumps her scoring average to 9.8 points in MVC games.
Buer and the Lady Bears (14-16, 6-12 MVC) begin play at the conference tournament in St. Charles, Mo., Thursday at 4:05 p.m. against ninth-seeded Drake.
The criteria for the MVC’s Scholar-Athlete Team voting parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Capital One Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (4.0 scale). Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible), must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution and must have played in 75 percent of their team’s games.
Karly Buer, Missouri State
Jacqui Kalin, UNI (Scholar-Athlete of the Year)
Anna Munn, Indiana State
Sarah Nelson, Creighton
Taylor Whitley, Indiana State
Katie Yohn, Bradley
Jessica Diamond, Wichita State
Chelsea Falkenstein, Evansville
Ally Jensen, Creighton
Catie O’Leary, Bradley
Jamie Russell, Illinois State
Michelle Young, Bradley
Brooke Brown, UNI
Kelsey Budd, Bradley
Jordyn Courier, Southern Illinois
Jess McDowell, UNI
Chloe Nelson, Illinois State
Andrea Rademacher, Indiana State
Taylor Ware, Evansville