TERRE HAUTE —
Indiana State placed three student-athletes on the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete team Tuesday, according to a vote by the conference’s sports information directors.
Senior Taylor Whitley and junior Anna Munn led the way with first-team selections with redshirt junior Andrea Rademacher earning honorable-mention status. Munn was a second-team honoree as a sophomore while Rademacher was named to the honorable mention team for the second consecutive season.
Whitley became the 26th member of the 1,000-point club against Drake on Feb. 10 and enters the MVC tournament in a tie for 21st in scoring at Indiana State with 1,080 career points. The Geneva, Ill., native also ranks sixth in career steals (235) and seventh in career assists (367) at ISU, one of only four Sycamores to be in the top 10 in career steals and assists. Whitley leads the MVC by averaging 2.7 steals per game this season, totaling 74 overall. She ranks third on the team this season at 10.5 points per game and has scored in double figures in 18 games, including a season-high of 20 points at Drake on Jan. 11. In the classroom, Whitley carries a 3.79 grade-point average while majoring in physical education.
Munn leads the team and ranks fourth in the MVC in scoring this season, averaging 14.7 points per game with 22 games of at least 10 points. The Indianapolis native has posted some of her best games of the season away from Hulman Center, going for a career-high 27 points on the road at Missouri State on Feb. 1 and Southern Illinois on Feb. 16. Munn also leads the conference in minutes played, averaging 37.2 minutes per game on the court. The ISU guard ranks third in the MVC with 68 3-pointers this season, sitting in seventh place in Indiana State’s career standings. An exercise-science major, Munn carries a 3.74 GPA.
Rademacher makes her second straight appearance on the honorable mention list after also earning the honor as a sophomore. The Borden native has appeared in 20 games off the bench this season, going 6-for-15 from the field and 4-for-6 at the free-throw line for 16 points and 16 rebounds. Rademacher posted a season-high six points against UIC inside Hulman Center on Dec. 7. In the classroom, Rademacher carries a perfect 4.0 GPA while majoring in management.
Bradley led the MVC with four scholar-athlete selections while Indiana State and Northern Iowa tied for second with three honorees each. UNI’s Jacqui Kalin earned the 2012-13 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
Indiana State enters the MVC tournament as the fifth seed and will match up with fourth-seeded Northern Iowa on Friday. Tipoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT inside The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.
In other basketball news:
• Fougerousse honored — Dess Fougerousse of Linton has been named a Subway high school Player of the Week for his efforts last weekend.
The 6-foot-5 senior posted 22 points against Clarksville and 26 points and 13 rebounds against Perry Central in helping the Miners win the Class 2A Southridge Regional.
Fougerousse was good on 15 of 25 field-goal attempts, including two of five 3-pointers, and hit 16 of 19 free throws in the two games.
Rockville senior Lane Mahurin was another nominee for the honor.
• Rose men picked for first — The Rose-Hulman men’s team has been unanimously selected as the preseason favorite to win its sixth consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor championship, according to balloting by league coaches released Tuesday.
The Engineers won their fifth straight HCAC men’s title last April, marking the first time that any Rose sports team has won five consecutive championships since track and field accomplished the feat from 1985-89.
The HCAC women’s poll will be released today.
Rose-Hulman claimed eight men’s first-team all-HCAC awards during the 2013 HCAC indoor season. Student-athletes earning individual league titles included senior Tyler Hannan in the 200- and 400-meter runs; senior Collin Crowson in the pole vault (15 feet, 5 inches), senior Jeremiah Edwards in the 60-meter dash (6.99 seconds) and sophomore Stuart West in the mile (4:20.31).
Four Rose men earned first-team all-conference honors for their efforts on relay teams during the indoor season. The winning 4-x-200 relay team included Hannan, junior Clay Becker, sophomore Jake Kelley and senior Travis Stallings. The 4-x-400 relay included Hannan, Kelley, Stallings and freshman Thomas McGuire.
Rose-Hulman claimed seven women’s first-team all-HCAC awards, including four individual conference title winners. League champions included senior Liz Evans in the long jump and high jump; senior Creasy Clauser in the 400, senior Tanya Colonna in the pole vault and junior Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery in the mile.
Clauser, senior Gloria Boxell and junior Erin Cox also were first-team all-conference for their indoor 4-x-200 relay effort.
The outdoor season begins with the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational on March 23.
2013 HCAC men’s preseason poll
Team (1st-place votes) Pts.
1. Rose-Hulman (10) 100
2. Defiance 84
3. Franklin 83
4. Manchester 71
5. Anderson 62
6. Hanover 45
7. Bluffton 38
8. Mount St. Joseph 32
9. Earlham 25
10. Transylvania 10