Fans encouraged to make their 2014 Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund donation by Dec. 31

    Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund Director Gabe Tippy

    Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund Director Gabe Tippy

    Dec. 11, 2013

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - If you make your 2014 Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund donation by Dec. 31, you will receive a gift receipt for the 2013 tax year.

    That's the message SASF Director Gabe Tippy wants to share with Saluki fans as the end of the year approaches.

    "We want to thank our fans for their continued support of Saluki Athletics and remind them of the tax benefits of making next year's contribution by the end of December," he said. "Our student-athletes are committed to go above and beyond in competition and, more importantly, in the classroom."

    The 2013 calendar year has witnessed numerous highlights both on and off the field. Saluki Athletics finished third out of 10 teams in the Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Trophy standings, marking its highest finish since 2010. This fall, both the men's and women's cross country teams won MVC championships, and the volleyball team advanced to the tournament championship match. During the last academic year, more than 200 student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or above, and 116 boasted a 3.5 GPA or better, including 30 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA.