The Salukis had the most athletes earn Distinguished Scholar Athlete honors of any MAC men’s swimming program.
SIU had the third-most athletes receive conference academic honors, and registered one of only three 4.0 GPAs in the MAC.
The academic accolades for SIU continues to pile up
The Salukis are currently in third place, ahead of Buffalo and Miami (Ohio), teams that beat SIU in last year's championships.
Head coach Rick Walker was named MAC Coach of the Year, while SIU also earned Most Outstanding Swimmer and Diver with Pallmann and Skelton.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Academic All-MAC Team…Competed in eight meets…Placed in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the MAC Championships…Won the 200-yard breaststroke at Evansville to start the season…Competed in four events at the Louisville Invite…Closed the regular season with a fourth place finish in the 200-yard IM against Evansville on 2/7/15.
2013-14 (Freshman): Competed in six meets... Posted four top-three finishes...Finished second in the 200 IM at Evansville...Had the 13th fastest time in the 200 breaststroke at the MAC Championships...Was a member of the Saluki relay team.
Personal: Full given name is Robert Cowan Wood...Son of Frances and Chris Wood...Born July 14, 1995...Majoring in aviation flight.