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    May 20, 2013

    By Bill Ford

    MVC Release

    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



    Honorable Mention: Taylor Baxter, Illinois State; Brianne Bond, Wichita State; Laura Canopy, Illinois State; Erin Carney, Wichita State; Kayla Fortner, Evansville; Melanie Jaegers, Wichita State; Chelsea Jones, Missouri State; Brianne Joseph, Bradley; Blair Lowe, Creighton; Halie Malone, Evansville; Megan McCracken, Wichita State; Stevie Pierce, Missouri State; Macie Silliman, Drake; Sammy Snygg, Creighton; Lindsey Vande Wall, Drake; Alyssa Wunderlich, Southern Illinois (4.00 GPA, Communications Disorders and Sciences).