Sarah Madden, an A-D-M alumna and senior libero at Drake University, was named to the all-Missouri Valley Conference scholar-athlete first team.

She finished her senior season with a team-best 516 digs. She averaged 5.2 per set, good for second in the MVC.

Madden holds a 3.51 cumulative grade-point average in accounting, finance and marketing. She was an all-MVC scholar-athlete honorable mention last season.

The conference selected 38 student-atheltes to the team. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA, and have to have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular season matches.

Madden was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and softball at A-D-M. She helped the Tigers’ volleyball team to Raccoon River Conference championships in 2005-06.