Warner Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

May 11, 2010

ST. LOUIS - After being named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday, Megan Warner has been selected as the Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office Tuesday. The Milan, Ill., native received the honor after her stellar performance in the circle against Bradley over the weekend.

The sophomore pitcher is the first Redbird to be named a Valley Scholar-Athlete of the Week recipient this season. Warner holds a 3.80 cumulative grade-point average in exercise science.

Warner won two games over the weekend and improved her record to 15-8 after throwing 14 shutout innings against the Braves. She also improved her ERA to 1.88.

In the two games, the Milan, Ill., native allowed nine hits and walked only two batters in the final regular-season series.

In Saturday's first game, Warner struck out nine Bradley batters, which set a new season and career best for the sophomore hurler, in the 2-0 Redbird win. Warner struck out three and did not allow a walk in Sunday's series finale.

To qualify for Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. In its 11th year of existence, The Valley's Scholar-Athlete program is sponsored by Prairie Farms, Roberts and Hiland Dairies. Each week, the Valley honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period, as well as academic success in the classroom.

The Redbirds will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the 2010 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Softball Tournament Thursday-Saturday. Illinois State will play Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., at Buel Field. ISU's opponent will be determined Thursday.

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