Beane Earns Second-Straight MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honor

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    Feb. 12, 2014

    ST. LOUIS - Anthony Beane of Southern Illinois University and Phyllis Tigges of Illinois State University have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Beane and Tigges were honored for their performances during the period of February 3-9.

    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 averaged 23.0 points in wins over Drake and Missouri State. He was 15-of-26 (.577) from the field, 7-of-13 (.538) from 3-point and 9-of-9 from the FT line. The Salukis won the two games by a combined 34-point margin. SIU won four-straight games for the first time since it won six-straight from Dec. 9 to Jan. 1, during the 2009-10 season. Beane holds a 3.20 grade-point average and is undecided.

    Beane earned the distinction for the second-straight week. The previous week, Beane averaged 24.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in wins over Indiana State and Loyola. Beane has earned MVC Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks, the first Saluki to accomplish that feat since Darren Brooks in 2004.

    Senior Phyllis Tigges led the Redbird women's tennis team to multiple wins over Butler and Indianapolis over the weekend. She helped ISU sweep Butler in doubles competition. Currently, Tigges is undefeated at the Doubles Flight 1 and Singles Flight 2 positions. During the first match of the two-match weekend, Tigges and doubles partner, freshman Madeliene Baillon, battled Indianapolis' Allie Smith and Taylor Eckert in the Flight 1 position to capture a 9-7 win over the Greyhounds.

    The following day, Tigges and Baillon kept up the momentum and swept Butler's Stephani McLoughlin and Kailey Eaton, 6-0. In singles play, Tigges recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory over UIndy's Konstantina Adami in the Singles Flight 2 position. The following day, Tigges won again, edging Butler's Maria Mendes for a 6-0, 6-2 victory in Flight 2 Singles. Tigges helped guide ISU to its third-consecutive win of the season. The senior agribusiness major holds a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.93 and had a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester.



    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.