If you have followed the University of Evansville men's basketball team this season, you have surely heard the name BEN HUMRICHOUS - the 6'9" senior has had a standout season, both on and off the court. It's his efforts in the classroom that have been recognized and celebrated.

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Ben was recently named the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He holds a 4.0 grade point average while pursuing his Master of Science degree in Leadership. Ben previously earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Huntington University, achieving a 3.93 cumulative grade point average.

Ben Humrichous/University of Evansville
Ben Humrichous/University of Evansville

Ben's stats on the court have been equally impressive this season, as he leads the Purple Aces in scoring and three-pointers made this year and is second on the team in rebounding and blocked shots.

This may be Ben's first season at the University of Evansville, but he is a Hoosier boy through and through. Ben played high school basketball at Tipton High School in Indiana before attending Huntington University, also in Indiana.

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Purple Aces Postseason

The UE men's basketball team earned the opportunity to play for the MVC championship at the annual Arch Madness tournament in St. Louis this week (March 7-10). The Purple Aces (#10 seed) face Illinois State (#7 seed) on Thursday at 6pm. If they win, Evansville would then face the #2 seed Drake on Friday.

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MVC Scholar-Athlete Criteria

Student-athletes must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically and must be enrolled at their institution at the time of nomination either as undergraduates or graduate students. An undergraduate student-athlete must have at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and a graduate student-athlete must have at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as both an undergraduate and a grad student unless they are in their first semester as a graduate student and don’t have an established graduate GPA.

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