The Salukis finished with 799.5 points, just half a point ahead of Missouri State, for the team's first conference title since 2007.
SIU Swimming and Diving recognized for their excellence in the classroom
Salukis finish in second place - the team's highest finish in seven years - with 720 points.
Salukis in second place - only eight points behind Missouri State - after Day Two at MVC Swimming and Diving Championships.
SIU qualifies seven swimmers and three divers to A finals, beginning tonight at 6 p.m.
MVC Championships: Day One; Feb. 17, 2016
MVC Swimming & Diving Championships (Day Four); Feb. 21, 2015
MVC Swimming & Diving Championships (Day Three); Feb. 20, 2015
2014-15 (Junior): First-team all MVC Selection...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selection...Competed in nine events on the year... Finished third in the 1650-yard freestyle at the MVC Championships with a time of 16:55.91...Took fourth in the 500-yard freestyle at the MVC Championships in a time of 4:54.57...Competed in the 500-yard freestyle against Evansville and took second place.
2013-14 (Sophomore):Honorable mention All-Conference Selection...Member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Competed in eight meets...Scored in all three events during the MVC Championships...Posted top-five finishes in 16 events...Won three events on the year, all coming at UALR Invitational.
2012-13 (Freshman): First-team All-Conference Selection...Joined the team in the spring of 2013...Competed in three meets...Won first career event in the 1000-yard freestyle against Washington (Mo.) and Rhodes College...Posted top-eight times in all three events at the MVC Championship...Finished third at the MVC Chamionship in the 1650-yard freestyle...Posted top-three finishes in all six events prior to the MVC Championship. High School: Set Rio state records in the 400 free, 800 free and 1500 free...Won nationals in 2012 in the 800 free...Scored highly on the First Certification in English (FCE) from Cambridge.
Personal: Daughter of Ananci and Graciano Amorim...Full given name is Helena Barbosa Rodrigues de Amorim...Born March 4, 1994...Studying civil engineering.