March 11, 2014
ST. LOUIS - Southern Illinois senior Jordyn Courier was named an honorable mention selection on the Missouri Valley Conference's Scholar-Athlete team, the conference announced Tuesday. Courier holds a 3.86 GPA in psychology and is on track to graduate in May.
Courier has played in 111 games in her SIU career, starting 46. She has averaged 4.4 points in her career and made 108 3-pointers, which ranks fifth in school history. She has piled up 492 points, 153 rebounds, 57 assists, 51 steals and 35 blocks in her career.
In 2013-14, Courier has played in 28 games and made 14 starts, including the last 12 games. She has averaged 8.7 points in the those 12 starts, which ranks second on the team. She scored a career-high 21 points against Missouri State. Since conference play started, Courier has raised her season scoring average from 1.6 points per game to 5.1.
Courier was also an honorable mention Scholar-Athlete team selection last year. She is the program's first back-to-back Scholar-Athlete team selection since Jayme Sweere earned three-straight honorable mention selections from 2006-08.
To be eligible for the MVC Scholar-Athlete team, student-athletes must be in their second year of college eligibility and hold a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher.
Brooke Brown, UNI
Anna Munn, Indiana State (MVP)
Chloe Nelson, Illinois State
Kenzie Williams, Missouri State
Michelle Young, Bradley
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Indiana State
Kelsey Budd, Bradley
Kelsey Jacobs, Wichita State
Jen Keitel, UNI
Mallory Ladd, Evansville
Lyndsey Booker, Loyola
Jordyn Courier, Southern Illinois
Brittni Donaldson, UNI
Liza Heap, Drake
Kasey Johnson, Indiana State
Catie O'Leary, Bradley
Katy Winge, Illinois State