MSU's Voet Selected as Emerson Excellence Award Recipient
June 10, 2013
ST. LOUIS – Missouri State women’s soccer goalkeeper Chelsea Voet (Sr., Omaha, Neb.), picked up yet another post-season accolade on Monday as it was announced by the Missouri Valley Conference that she has been award the Emerson Excellence Award, a postgraduate scholarship. Voted on by the conference Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee, Voet will receive a $5,000 scholarship towards the graduate program of her choice.
To be eligible for consideration, recipients must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00, participated with distinction in a Missouri Valley Conference championship sport for at least two seasons at the nominating institution and must graduate from their institutions within 18 months following selection at the spring meetings of the Faculty Athletics Representative Committee.
Also, the recipients must be accepted for postgraduate studies at an institution of higher learning at the time of receipt of the scholarship. And, the recipients must have completed eligibility for participation in intercollegiate athletics in the academic year in which nominated.
Voet, who was recently accepted into the Physician Assistant program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, earned the 2013 Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Senior Female Scholar-Athlete Award, an award presented annually to the graduating female student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average. She completed her undergraduate degree in May with a cumulative 3.98 grade point average in Exercise and Movement Science.
She had a phenomenal senior season in goal for the Bears with seven shutouts on the year, all at Plaster Field, including six consecutive shutouts at home. She was named the MVC Goalkeeper of the Week on October 16 following a 1-0 blanking of Creighton. Later that week, she earned an MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week nod. Following the season, Voet was named to the All-MVC honorable mention squad and was the fall recipient of the 2012 MVC Leadership and Service Award.
Off the field, Voet was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VI first team this year and also picked up MVC Scholar-Athlete first team accolades.
Previous Missouri State recipients of the Emerson Excellence Award were Nicole Lehman (women’s basketball) in 2005 and Dan Kneeshaw (baseball) in 1996.