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College notebook for Nov. 14

Gabby Wimes, a member of the SIUE women’s volleyball team, was named the SIUE student-athlete of the week.
Gabby Wimes, a member of the SIUE women’s volleyball team, was named the SIUE student-athlete of the week.

Wimes named SIUE student-athlete of the week

SIUE Athletics has joined with Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., to take time each week to honor a Cougar student-athlete who excels both in competition and in the classroom.

This week’s honoree is SIUE volleyball player Gabby Wimes. The sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international studies and has a grade point average of 4.0.

Wimes has played in 24 matches this season, recording 96 kills and 1.6 points per set. She is fifth on the team in total attempts (368).

No. 5 seed SIUE volleyball will face No. 4 seed Jacksonville State in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Two SIUE women’s soccer players earn OVC honors

SIUE volleyball standouts Rachel McDonald and Hope Everett were selected for Ohio Valley Conference postseason awards at a banquet held Wednesday prior to the league championship.

McDonald, a sophomore outside hitter from Cold Spring, Kentucky, was named to the OVC first team. Everett, a redshirt-freshman middle blocker from Norris City, Illinois, was tabbed as the league’s Freshman of the Year.

After becoming just the second player in school history to record 30 kills in a match (vs. Eastern Illinois Oct. 24) and the first of the Division I era, McDonald completed the regular season as SIUE’s leader in kills (302), kills per set (2.99) and points scored (341.5). She ranks ninth in the OVC in both kills per set and points scored per set (3.38).

Earlier this season, McDonald was named an honorable mention volleymob.com national Player of the Week (Oct. 2) after becoming the first player since the 2011 season to record 20 kills and 20 digs in a match.

Everett is coming off her third OVC Newcomer of the Week award.

She recorded 203 kills so far this season with a team-leading 81 blocks (0.95 per set). Everett is second on the team in scoring with 250.5 points scored.

SIUE’s postseason gets underway Thursday at 4:30 p.m. when the fifth-seeded Cougars face off against fourth-seeded Jacksonville State in the opening round of the eight-team, single-elimination OVC Tournament.

McKendree’s Brochu named to All-Midwest Region team

McKendree University women’s soccer goalkeeper Zoe Brochu (Ajax, Ontario, Canada/Pickering) has been named to the CCA All-Midwest Region First-Team, as announced by the league office Wednesday morning.



Brochu was named earlier this month to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) First-Team as well as earning GLVC defensive player of the year honors after leading the league’s goaltenders in shutouts (12), goals allowed (10), goals allowed average (0.43), and save percentage (0.890). Last season, Brochu was named to the USC All-Midwest Region Second-Team.

Lindenwood University Belleville men’s soccer conference awards

The American Midwest Conference has announced their all-conference selections for performances on the field and in the classroom. The Lindenwood University-Belleville Men's Soccer team had six players recognized for their play on the field during the 2018 season, in which they compiled a record of 8-8-2, 5-4-2 AMC.



Honorable Mention All – ConferenceThe conference office also recognized the athletes for their spectacular performances in the classroom during the fall semester. In order to be eligible for Academic All-Conference honors, student-athletes must be in their second semester at their AMC institution and have at least a 3.0 GPA. The Lynx had 20 athletes recognized.



Academic All – Conference

The American Midwest Conference also selects a Champions of Character individual from each institution. This individual best displays the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership to his fellow teammates. This years’ selection for the Lynx was senior forward Alan Uechi.



In addition to the AMC Academic All-Conference, junior forward Pablo Mora landed himself on the CoSIDA Academic All-District for his spectacular work in the classroom.

Lindenwood University Belleville women’s soccer conference awards

The American Midwest Conference has announced their all-conference selections for performances on the field and in the classroom. The Lindenwood University-Belleville Women's Soccer team had six players recognized for their play on the field during the 2018 season, in which they compiled a record of 8-10-1, 8-3-1 AMC.



The Lady Lynx had two players selected for first team all-conference honors for their outstanding play during the 2018 season. Those two were senior defender, Maddi Beck and senior goalkeeper Luisa Santillan.

They also had four other individuals selected for their play on the honorable mention team.



Honorable Mention All – ConferenceThe conference office also recognized the athletes for their spectacular performances in the classroom during the fall semester. In order to be eligible for Academic All-Conference honors, student-athletes must be in their second semester at their AMC institution and have at least a 3.0 GPA. The Lynx lead the conference with 16 athletes recognized.



Academic All – Conference

The American Midwest Conference also selects a Champions of Character individual from each institution. This individual best displays the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership to his fellow teammates. This years’ selection for the Lady Lynx was junior midfielder Erika Lloyd.



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