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.
2014-15 (Junior): All-MVC Honorable Mention… MVC Scholar-Athlete team…Competed in eight meets…Earned a third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke against Missouri State on 10/11/14…Competed in three events at the Louisville Invite…Competed in three events in the MVC Championships, finishing fourth in the 200-yard backstroke and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Competed in nine events during the year...Posted six top-five times...Was amember of the Saluki relay team...Finished ninth in the A Finals of the 100 backstroke at the MVC Championships...Finished third in the 50 backstroke at Evansville prior to the MVC Championships.
2012-13 (Freshman): Honorable mentions All-Conference Selection...Joined the team for the spring 2013 season...Competed in three meets...Finished sixth in the A Final in both backstrokes at the MVC Championship...Posted top-three finishes in all three events prior to the MVC Championship...Scored in all three events at the conference meet.
Prior to SIU: Two-time national finalist...Scottish National Open champion...Made the 2008 Olympic Trials.
Personal: Daughter of Neil Ovington...Has one brother, Mark...Born Nov. 18, 1994...Majoring in exercise science.