Martavian Payne & Sadie Wise

Martavian Payne, Lindenwood-Belleville - Men’s Basketball

The senior guard from Madison Prep was selected to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American Third Team.

The 6’3” Payne was also a First Team American Midwest Conference selection after averaging 26.4 points a game to lead the league in scoring. He scored a total of 819 points for the season.

Payne scored at least 30 points in nine games during the season with a high of 39 points against Freed-Hardeman on Nov. 18. Payne also averaged 4.1 rebounds and two assists while shooting 45 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line.

Sadie Wise, Saint Louis University - Women’s Softball

The freshman standout from Kirkwood High was selected the Rookie of the Week in the Atlantic 10 Conference for the third consecutive week and fourth overall.

In five games last week, Wise batted .462 with two home runs, seven runs batted in with an on-base percentage of .562 and a slugging percentage of 1,000.

Wise has been one of the top freshman players in the country. In 29 games, she leads the Billikens in several categories including batting average (.418), hits (38), runs (27) and total bases (78). Her 10 home runs are not only a team-leader, but a freshman record at SLU.

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