Hands holds a 3.72 grade-point average as an environmental science major. On the court, he owns a 18-6 singles record in dual-match play and was named to the All-MVC team. DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University sophomore Tom Hands has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Elite 18 Award winner, the league announced at the conclusion of the recent 2017 MVC Championship. Print Friendly Version The Elite 18 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average competing at the finals site at each of the MVC’s 18 team championships. The selection process varies for each sport, and winners are chosen from a list of nominations submitted by MVC institutions.