Harry Whitt winner of MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award




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    March 13, 2012

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference named Saluki men's basketball player Harry Whitt among 10 winners of its MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award.

    Whitt is a freshman center at Southern Illinois with a 4.00 GPA. He is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and helped orchestrate numerous community-service activities this year. For example, he spearheaded the team's effort to bring toys to disadvantaged children during the holiday season, and also helped with Natalie's Toy Drive, which collected toys for kids battling cancer at Cardinal Glennon Hospital. More recently, Whitt was involved in the relief effort to aid victims of the tornado in Harrisburg.

    In addition to Whitt, this year's winter honorees were Charonn Woods, Bradley, Men's Basketball, Sr.; Matthew Dorwart, Creighton, Men's Basketball, Sr.; Sarah Yeager, Drake, Women's Indoor Track, Jr.; Colt Ryan, Evansville, Men's Basketball, Jr.; Jeanette Nolte, Illinois State, Swimming & Diving, Jr.; Andrea Rademacher, Indiana State, Women's Basketball, Jr.; Christiana Shorter, Missouri State, Women's Basketball, Jr.; Chelsea Hartman, Northern Iowa, Swimming & Diving, Sr.; and Jaclyn Abrahamian, Wichita State, Women's Indoor Track & Field, So.

    In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport during the season of recognition. The Valley will recognize 10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a total of 30 honorees. Institutions select their Good Neighbor Award honorees.

    State Farm Insurance is a long-time sponsor of the Missouri Valley Conference and serves as title sponsor for all 18 MVC championship events. Also, State Farm is a prominent sponsor of the league's television network and a sponsor of the Missouri Valley Conference's community outreach program, "Just Read!"

     

     

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