Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) was recognized for her success both on the court and in the classroom on Tuesday as she received Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season.
Hamlet is averaging 12.7 points per game this year and ranks fifth in program history in career scoring. She also ranks fourth in Valpo’s record book in career 3-pointers made, 14th in assists, eighth in made free throws, fifth in free-throw percentage and tied for third in games played. She was named MVC Player of the Week on Dec. 3 and was featured as part of the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight on Nov. 21.
Hamlet, who owns a 3.55 grade point average in public relations, was selected to participate in the annual “So You Want to be a Coach” program, hosted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Away from basketball, she serves as the co-President of Valpo’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) on campus.
Hamlet traveled to Ethiopia this past summer as part of Athletes in Action, a 10-day trip with a team of collegiate women’s basketball players from across the country, with the goal of teaching people about the glory of God and the sport of basketball.
Hamlet and her teammates will battle Indiana State in the first round of Hoops in the Heartland on Thursday at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill.
First Team Year GPA Major
Chelsea Brackmann, Bradley Junior 3.50 Health Science
Danielle Gitzen, Missouri State Senior 3.67 Advertising & Promotion
Becca Hittner, Drake * Junior 3.96 Marketing
Ellie Howell, UNI &# Senior 4.00 Master of Business Admin
Sara Rhine, Drake* Junior 4.00 Elementary Education
*2018 First Team; &2018 Second Team; #2017 Second Team
Second Team Year GPA Major
Abby Brockmeyer, SIU Sophomore 3.94 Business
Maddy Dean, Drake & Graduate 3.64 MBA Graduate Program
Gabi Haack, Bradley Sophomore 3.70 Elementary Education
Karli Rucker, UNI Sophomore 3.40 Elementary Education
Makenzie Silvey, Southern Illinois Sophomore 3.98 Business
Alexa Willard, Missouri State Junior 3.78 Finance
&2018 Second Team
Honorable Mention Year GPA Major
Sammie Bachrodt, Drake % Senior 3.57 Finance
Taylor Hagen, UNI Senior 3.96 Communication Sciences
Meredith Hamlet, Valparaiso % Senior 3.55 Public Relations
Tamara Lee, Indiana State Graduate 3.50 Master of Physical Education
Nicole Martin, Southern Illinois Junior 3.29 Exercise Science
Abby O’Connor, Loyola Sophomore 3.39 Political Science & Criminal Justice
Ellie Rice, Loyola Sophomore 3.75 Biology
Paige Saylor, Illinois State Sophomore 4.00 Biology
% 2018 Honorable Mention