Hannah Esker
Hannah Esker


Effingham, Ill.

High School:
St. Anthony High School


ISU Student-Athletes Earn Valley Academic Honors

A total of 205 Redbird student-athletes were named to the MVC Honor Roll.


Four Redbird Teams Honored by NCAA for Academics

These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport.


Esker Earns MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award

Esker was a recipient of the 2012 MVC Elite 18 Award and the 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.


68 ISU Student-Athletes Participate in Spring 2012 Commencement

The group represented 13 Redbird sports and 46 competed in the 2011-12 year.


Illinois State Defeated in the MVC Finals to No.58 Wichita State, 4-1

ISU completes the 2011-12 season with a record of 13-12, 7-3 MVC.

2011-12/senior at Illinois State Member of the ISU honors program... named a recipient of the 2012 MVC Elite 18 Award and named to the 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team... posted a 6-2 mark of MVC singles play... with partner Stefanie Youngberg, went 3-5 in MVC play and 8-8 overall... finished the season with an overall record of 17-15 in singles.

2010-11/junior at Illinois State Member of the ISU Honors Program ... named to the 2011 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team ... led the Redbirds with a 20-13 mark in singles play and went 6-4 in Valley matches at the No. 5 position ... finished 11-11 in dual matches and 16-18 in doubles play ... recipient of the 2011 MVC Elite 18 Award ... finalist for the Bone Scholar, which is highest academic honor on campus.

2009-10/sophomore at Illinois State: Member of the ISU Honors Program ... earned All-MVC accolades at No. 6 singles ... named to the 2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team ... earned All-MVC honors at No. 3 doubles with Carmen Peters ... won the No. 7 singles title at the 2009 MVC Individual Championships ... led the team with a 22-6 overall singles record and went 17-3 in dual-match play ... finished 23-9 overall in doubles play and went 16-4 in dual matches and 7-0 in conference matches ... captured No. 3 doubles title with Peters at the 2009 MVC Individual Championships

2008-09/freshman at Illinois State Led ISU with 22 singles victories, finishing 22-8 overall ... ended the season with six-straight singles wins ... posted a 19-11 record in doubles play ... went 6-2 in Valley doubles play with Carmen Peters at the No. 3 spot ... captured third at No. 5 singles at the 2008 State Farm MVC Individual Championships ... won the consolation title in Flight B at the Mizzou Tiger Invitational ... AFNI Honor Roll member.

Prior to ISU: Attended St. Anthony High School in Effingham, Ill. ... set school records for most singles wins (100) and most overall wins (153).

Personal: Born December 9, 1989 ... daughter of Louis and Darlene Esker ... has one sister, Heather, and one brother, Hayden ... majoring in actuarial science with an insurance minor.