Missouri State softball player Erin Griesbauer has earned a spot on the annual Missouri Valley Conference Softball Scholar-Athlete Team for the third straight year.


The Blue Springs South High School graduate, a senior pitcher, was an honorable mention selection for the second straight year. Griesbauer has a 3.98 grade-point average in exercise and movement science and made nine appearances in the circle this season, striking out 11 hitters in 28 innings before the remainder of the season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The right-hander accumulated 18 wins in her Missouri State career and was named to the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award list in 2018, the MVC Honor Roll the last three seasons and the NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete listing in each of her three previous seasons with the Bears. Griesbauer also was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on April 11, 2018.


She was joined by Missouri State senior outfielder Hannah Heinrichs on the honorable mention squad.