Anthony Beane named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

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    Feb. 5, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Anthony Beane of Southern Illinois University and Bilquis Abdul-Qaadir of Indiana State University have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Beane and Abdul-Qaadir were honored for their performances during the period of January 27-February 2.

    Now in its 15th year of existence, The Valley's Scholar-Athlete program honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.

    Anthony Beane (6-2, 180, So.) had his best week in a Saluki uniform last week, averaging 24.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in wins over Indiana State and Loyola. He was 16-of-27 (.593) from the field and 14-of-15 (.933) from the line. He made the winning jumper in the overtime victory over the Ramblers. Beane holds a 3.20 grade-point average and his major is currently undecided.

    Bilquis Abdul-Qaadir shined yet again for the Sycamores as she combined for 46 total points this weekend along with a combined 12 assists. Abdul-Qaadir crushed her previous career-high in points on Sunday with 32 against the Ramblers on the road. She went 10-for-20 from the field and made a career-high four 3-pointers and was 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.

    Against Bradley, the Memphis transfer poured in 14 points and matched a career-high eight assists along with four rebounds and two steals. She is currently averaging 17.2 points per MVC contest and 14.4 points overall to lead the Sycamores in scoring. The Springfield, Mass. native shines in the classroom as well as she earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Memphis in 2013 with a 3.71 GPA. She's currently enrolled in graduate school at Indiana State and holds a 3.5 GPA in Coaching.

    To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, 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.



    Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.