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.
The last finals session of the MVC Swimming and Diving Championships begins this afternoon at 4 p.m.
Sarah James comes away with a school record and conference title in the 100-yard Backstroke.
Ten Salukis qualified to compete in A Finals, beginning tonight at 6 p.m.
2013-14 (Junior): First-team All-Conference Selection...Member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Competed in nine meets...Posted two wins...Finished in the top-three five times...Scored in all three events at the MVC Championships...Swam the seventh-fastest time in the 100 breastroke at the MVC Championships.
2012-13 (Sophomore): First-team All-Conference Selection...Member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Member of the school-record-setting 200-yard freestyle relay team that won the MVC Championship...Competed in seven meets...Won three events on the year...Took the 100-yard breaststroke title at the Phoenix Fall Classic...Also won the 100 breast in a double dual with Washington (Mo.) and Rhodes College...Won the 50-yard breast in the dual meet with Evansville...Posted the sixth-fastest time in the 50-yard freestyle at the MVC Championship...Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week after winning the 100-yard breaststroke and setting a pool record as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay at the Phoenix Fall Classic.
2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in 11 meets...Posted seven top-three finishes...Scored in three events at the MVC Championships...Placed ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.77), 13th in the 50-yard freestyle (24.45) and 12th in the 100-yard freestyle (53.40).
Prior to SIU: Won state championships in three relays...Seven-time All-State selection...Five-time All-American...Majoring in biology...Daughter of Sheila and Bob Johnson...Born April 20, 1993, in Pittsburg...Graduated with a 4.0 GPA...Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.