A total of 205 Redbird student-athletes were named to the MVC Honor Roll.
These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport.
Esker was a recipient of the 2012 MVC Elite 18 Award and the 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.
The group represented 13 Redbird sports and 46 competed in the 2011-12 year.
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.