March 6, 2014
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -
The final wave of Missouri Valley Conference awards were announced on Thursday, the opening day of the league tournament.
Southern Illinois University guard Anthony Beane was named First-Team Scholar-Athlete, while head coach Barry Hinson finished runner-up in the voting for MVC Coach of the Year. Gregg Marshall, the head coach of undefeated Wichita State, won the award.
Beane averaged 14.6 points per game and was named to both the Second-Team All-MVC and Most-Improved teams earlier in the week. A two-time league Scholar-Athlete of the Week with a 3.20 GPA, he became SIU's first Scholar-Athlete honoree since Bryan Mullins in 2008.
In just his second season at the helm of SIU, Hinson turned the last-place Salukis into the fourth-place team in the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference standings. It marked the biggest leap in the standings in school history. He finished third in the voting a year ago.
2014 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FIRST TEAM
Anthony Beane, Southern Illinois So. 3.20 Undecided
Justin Gant, Indiana State Jr. 3.50 Criminology
Walt Lemon Jr., Bradley Sr. 3.38 Psychology
Chip Rank, UNI Sr. 3.82 Economics
Nathan Scheer, Missouri State Sr. 3.75
Nick Zeisloft, Illinois State So. 3.71 Finance
2014 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SECOND TEAM
Student-Athlete, School Yr. GPA Major
Nate Buss, UNI Jr. 3.27 Communications
Joe Crisman, Loyola Jr. 3.74 Finance
Lucas Eitel, Indiana State Sr. 3.49 Education
Max Martino, UNI Jr. 3.83 Psychology & Economics
Tyshon Pickett, Bradley Sr. 3.37 Family & Consumer Science
Evan Wessel, Wichita State So. 3.20 Management
2014 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year Voting Coach, School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Gregg Marshall, Wichita State 118 Barry Hinson, Southern Illinois 40 Paul Lusk, Missouri State 28 Dan Muller, Illinois State 23 Greg Lansing, Indiana State 17
Coaches received 3 points for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote. Only the top-5 are listed, therefore the votes do not total 40 in each category.