MVC Student-Athletes Receive NAIA Scholar Athlete Honor

Posted December 20, 2013

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Andy Pulverenti, sports information director, (660) 831-4230,



 Marshall, Mo. (December 20, 2013)- The NAIA has announced the 2013 Fall Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes.  To be eligible for this honor student-athletes must be nominated by their institution’s head coach, must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status in the classroom.


Missouri Valley College had 16 student-athletes achieve this honor;

Chase Burgess (Sr., Lamar, Mo.)-Men’s Cross Country

Sarah Niemeier (Jr., Lohne, Germany)-Women’s Cross Country

Phillip Fowler (Sr., San Diego, Calif.)-Football

Josh Wells (Sr., Kent, England)-Men’s Soccer

Erikka Diarte (Sr., Stockton, Calif.)-Women’s Soccer

Lucia Martin Calvo-Garcia (Jr., Toledo, Spain)-Women’s Soccer

Kelsey Hieb (Sr., St. Peters, Mo.)-Women’s Soccer

Colleen Husmann (Sr., O’Fallon, Mo.)-Women’s Soccer

Breann Kinworthy (Sr., St. Charles, Mo.)-Women’s Soccer

Miranda Ott (Sr., DeSoto, Mo.)-Women’s Soccer

Thania Segura (Jr., Mexico City, Mexico)-Women’s Soccer

Tayler Frederiksen (Sr., Lakin, Kan.)-Women’s Volleyball

Kaitlyn Kell (Jr., Raymondville, Mo.)-Women’s Volleyball

Claire Lorenz (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.)-Women’s Volleyball

Tarrah Sweet (Sr., Roswell, N.M.)-Women’s Volleyball

Courtney Wallace (Sr., Springfield, Mo.)-Women’s Volleyball




Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many

opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower

students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge‐based global society. MVC offers over

40 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors

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