Caleb Coots
    Caleb Coots


    Cape Girardeau, Mo.

    High School:
    Cape Central

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 154




    Fifteen swimmers and divers named Academic All-MAC

    Men's swimming and diving hold the fifth-best GPA in the country.


    Salukis conclude Henderson Invite

    SIU won a combined 13 events during the two-day competition.


    Southern sweeps Evansville in dual opener

    The Salukis took 15 of the 26 events on the day.


    Swimming & Diving finish strong in 5K Open Water Swim

    Pamela Benitez and Till Pallmann have won two events each early in the season.


    Swimming & Diving win three events at Saluki Miler

    Till Pallmann dominated the mile for SIU, winning by over a minute.

    2013-14 (Junior): Was named Honorable Mention All-MAC...Competed in nined meets, including the MAC Championships...Posted eight top-three finishes on the year...Finished second in the 500 freestyle at the Henderson Invitational...An 18th place finish in the 1650 freestyle at the MAC Championships.

    2012-13 (Sophomore): Honorable mention Academic All-Conference selection...Competed in 10 meets...Scored in the 1650 freestyle and 400 IM at the MAC Championship...Posted five top-three finishes.

    2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in 13 meets, primarily in distance freestyle...Swept the 500- and 1000-yard freestyles in a dual meet against Evansville, the first two wins of his collegiate career...Finished 17th in the mile at the MAC Championships...Also swam the 200-yard butterfly and some individual medley.

    Prior to SIU: Two-time All-State selection...Four-time state qualifier...Son of Lora and Mark Coots...Majoring in plant biology...Born June 13, 1992, in Dexter, Mo...Placed fourth in state in the Missouri Environthon...Has a state and federal license in falconry.

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