Junior guard/forward Jordyn Courier
March 12, 2013
By Bill Ford
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Missouri Valley Conference announced its women's basketball Scholar-Athlete Teams Tuesday, and Southern Illinois junior Jordyn Courier earned Honorable Mention laurels.
A combination guard/forward from Delevan, Wis., Courier played in all 29 games this season for the Salukis, making 20 starts. Courier ranks fifth on the team in scoring through the regular season at 6.6 points per game. The 3-point specialist ranks ninth in the MVC in 3-point percentage (.368) and 12th in 3-pointers made per game (1.5).
Courier holds a cumulative 3.854 GPA in psychology. She is the first Saluki to earn MVC Scholar-Athlete honors since the 2009-10 season.
The MVC will announce its All-Conference selections Wednesday in advance of the MVC Women's Basketball Tournament, which begins Thursday in St. Charles, Mo. No. 10 seed SIU will face No. 7 Evansville in the first round of the MVC Tournament at 7:05 p.m. Thursday.
MVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAMS
Karly Buer, Missouri State
Jacqui Kalin, UNI (Scholar-Athlete of the Year)
Anna Munn, Indiana State
Sarah Nelson, Creighton
Taylor Whitley, Indiana State
Katie Yohn, Bradley
Jessica Diamond, Wichita State
Chelsea Falkenstein, Evansville
Ally Jensen, Creighton
Catie O'Leary, Bradley
Jamie Russell, Illinois State
Michelle Young, Bradley
Brooke Brown, UNI
Kelsey Budd, Bradley
Jordyn Courier, Southern Illinois
Jess McDowell, UNI
Chloe Nelson, Illinois State
Andrea Rademacher, Indiana State
Taylor Ware, Evansville