Senior pitcher Brittney Lang
May 20, 2013
By Bill Ford
CARBONDALE, Ill.-- Five members of the Southern Illinois softball team were named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Teams the league announced Monday.
Senior outfielder Morgan Barchan, sophomore outfielder Kalyn Harker, senior pitcher Brittney Lang and junior second baseman Jayna Spivey were all named First-Team MVC Scholar-Athletes while sophomore pitcher Alyssa Wunderlich earned Honorable Mention laurels.
Harker and Wunderlich both earn the first MVC Scholar-Athlete honors of their careers while Barchan, Lang and Spivey are all repeat selections. Barchan earned Honorable Mention honors in 2011 while Lang and Spivey were both First-Teamers in 2012.
SIU led the MVC with four First-Team selections for the second consecutive season. Southern has had at least two players named First-Team MVC Scholar-Athletes for 16 consecutive seasons.
2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team
Morgan Barchan, Southern Illinois 3.69 GPA, Exercise Science
Bailgeigh Basham, Bradley 4.00 GPA, Advertising
Becca Changstrom, Criehgton 3.85 GPA, Chemistry
Mariah Cole, Bradley 4.0 GPA, Health Science
Jamie Fisher, Northern Iowa 3.67 GPA, Leisure & Human Youth Services
Kalyn Harker, Southern Illinois 4.00 GPA, Biological Sciences
Nichelle Harrison, Illinois State 3.91 GPA, Athletic Training
Elizabeth Kay, Illinois State 3.48 GPA, Pysical Education
Brittney Lang, Southern Illinois 3.97 GPA, Exercise Science
Halee Myers, Indiana State 3.88 GPA, Elementary Education
Amy Pierce, Drake 3.41 GPA, Pharmacy
Rebekah Schmidt, Drake 3.74 GPA, Marketing
Jayna Spivey, Southern Illinois 3.80 GPA, Biological Sciences