Plock and Smith Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

first_imgDrake University’s Emily Plock and Caitlyn Smith have been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Team, the league announced Tuesday, Nov. 26.Plock was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete first team following a breakout junior season while Smith earned an honorable mention selection.A total of 33 student-athletes were nominated for the team with just 19 earning the honor. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 75-percent of the regular-season matches.Plock, who maintains a 3.55 GPA as a health sciences major, was voted onto the team after leading Drake in kills with 472 this past season. That total shattered the school record for kills in a season at Drake and she ranked fifth in the league in kills per set with 3.72. She had 20 or more kills in a match eight times and recorded 11 kills/digs double-doubles.Smith earned honorable mention accolades thanks to owning a perfect 4.0 GPA as an education major. As one of Drake’s primary setter, she averaged nearly three assists per set with a career-high of 21 against Bradley. She also posted five assists/digs double-doubles.The Scholar-Athlete Team selections were the first for each in their careers. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more