Roemmich from nearby West Des Moines volunteers extensively around the Drake campus and the Des Moines community. She volunteers with Courage League Sports where she works with children and adults with various disabilities on social skills, activities and sports. She and her teammates help package meals to be sent around the world for those in need through Meals from the Heartland. At Drake, she is on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Committee, SAAC and serves as an organic chemistry tutor. Roemmich, the reigning MVC Player of the Year, is having an outstanding junior campaign. She leads the team in batting average (.355), runs (six) and hits (22) and started all 22 games at shortstop for Drake. To qualify for the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, have completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their campus involvement and community service. An excellent student, Roemmich holds a 4.00 cumulative grade point average in Biology and was selected to the 2018 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and garnered the MVC Elite 17 award for having the highest GPA in the MVC Tournament game. Print Friendly Version Roemmich is the fifth Drake student-athlete to be featured in the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company this academic year. She joins Alyssa Brand (women’s soccer), Steven Enna (men’s soccer), Becca Hittner (women’s basketball) and Sara Rhine (women’s basketball). ST. LOUIS – Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) of the Drake University softball team is one of this week’s featured student-athletes in the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, the MVC announced Wednesday, March 6. Roemmich is joined by Tyler Ward of the Indiana State baseball team being recognized by The Valley this week. Roemmich, who is Drake’s first-ever MVC Player of the Year winner, is a two-time All-MVC choice and a two-time NFCA All-Midwest Region selection. She capped off Drake’s historic 2018 season, when it swept the MVC Regular Season and Tournament titles and qualified for the NCAA Tournament, by being named to the NCAA Eugene All-Region team.