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SEVERAL MEMBERS of the 2016-2017 Grizzly Volleyball team at Missouri State University-West Plains received individual awards at the annual Grizzly Sports Reception Tuesday evening, April 11, at the West Plains Civic Center’s Magnolia Room. From left, Blanca Izquierdo, Madrid, Spain, Setter/Most Assists (1,374 assists) and Grizzly Awards; Autumn Reese, Ozark, Best Defensive Player (578 digs), Service Reception (2.44 passing rating) and Grizzly Awards; Catja Weijzen, Houten, Holland, Best Offensive Player Award (431 kills, .316 attacking percentage); Greer Rogers, Fort Smith, Ark., Blocking Award (87 total blocks, 28 solo blocks); and Maja Petronijevic, Belgrade, Serbia, Grizzly and Marvin Wheeler Academic Excellence Awards. Stephanie Phillips, Brisbane, Australia, also received the Grizzly and Marvin Wheeler Academic Excellence Awards. Reese, Weijzen and Izquierdo also were recognized for being named to the first team All-Missouri Community College Athletic Assocation Team. (Missouri State-West Plains Photo).
Student-athletes honored at annual Grizzly Athletics Sports Reception
WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Several members of the Grizzly Volleyball, Basketball and Cheer Teams at Missouri State University-West Plains received awards at the annual Grizzly Athletics Sports Reception Tuesday evening, April 11, in the Magnolia Room at the West Plains Civic Center.