UE Cecilia Thon Earns MVC Scholar-Athlete Recognition

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    UE Cecilia Thon Earns MVC Scholar-Athlete Recognition

    SAINT LOUIS – University of Evansville senior Cecilia Thon was recognized with Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention recognition on Tuesday as part of a group of 22 student-athletes named to the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference volleyball scholar-athlete first team and honorable mention team, announced by the league office today.

    Thon has excelled in her time at UE, accumulating a 3.96 GPA as an International Studies major.  She has been named to the Dean’s List in every semester at the university.

    On the court, she has enjoyed her top season with the Purple Aces.  In September, she earned a spot on the Eagle Challenge All-Tournament Team at Morehead State where she finished with 8.70 assists, 2.70 digs and 0.80 blocks per set.  That weekend saw her total a career-high 34 assists versus defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Morehead State.  Thon wrapped up the season with a total of 23 service aces, an average of 0.24 per set, which ranked 21st in the VC.

    The scholar-athlete team is selected by a vote of the league’s volleyball sports information directors, with approval from head coaches. Forty-three student-athletes were nominated for the MVC’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75-percent of the regular-season matches. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible).

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