Quinn Vilneff Named MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week




ST. LOUIS – Vilneff of the University of Evansville and Alison Szykowny of Loyola University Chicago have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Vilneff and Szykowny were honored for their performances during the period of April 7-13.

Quinn Vilneff has helped the University of Evansville men’s golf team to a pair of spring victories while finishing in the top 19 in all four events thus far. This weekend saw the defending Elite 18 winner finish in a tie for 19th place at the Hoosier Invitational. He posted two rounds of 72 before finishing the event with a 76. Prior to that, he tie for 10th place helped his team bring home a victory at the Bradley Invitational. He is a sports management major and maintains a 3.91 grade-point average.

Alison Szykowny had a sensational week in the field, breaking a pair of school records at the Illinois Twilight, hosted by Illinois. Szykowny smashed her own school record in both the the hammer throw (51.74m) and the discus (50.29m), finishing second and fourth, respectively, in those events. Also the school-record holder in the shot put, Szykowny holds a 3.23 GPA as an accounting/finance major

To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.

Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.