Megan Shape of Truman State has been nominated for the Ken B. Jones award.
Finalists for the awards will be revealed Monday, May 20th. A 16-member panel of athletics directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors â?? including a representative from each member institution â?? select the finalists.
Each nominee is judged in four areas: 2012-13 athletic accomplishments; 2012-13 academic accomplishments; 2012-13 campus/community service; and career athletic, academic and service achievements.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average as of April 1, and must have completed at least their junior season of eligibility in the 2012-13 academic year
Sharpe (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville HS) has worn the Bulldog uniform a total of 217 times between volleyball and womenâ??s basketball the past four seasons. In volleyball, she was the 2009 MIAA Freshman of the Year and then earned three-straight first-team all-MIAA honors.
Sharpe became the first Truman volleyball player to earn four straight American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) all-American awards, being named honorable mention in 2009 and 2012, third-team in 2010, and second-team in 2011.
She also became just the second Truman player to be named the AVCA national freshman of the year, earning that honor in 2009.
She finished her volleyball career with three NCAA Tournament appearances and four 20-win seasons, while also ranking in the programâ??s top-10 in hitting percentage (first), total blocks (fourth) and kills (seventh).
She posted 77 career matches with ten or more kills while playing in 135 matches.
As soon as volleyball season was completed, Sharpe returned to the Pershing Arena hardwood as a forward on the Bulldog womenâ??s basketball team. In 82 games, she averaged more than five points and four rebounds per game, as the Bulldogs made three straight trips to the MIAA tournament.
The 2012-13 Bulldogs won 20 games for just the third time in program history and went a perfect 13-0 at home.
Courtesy Truman State University