Pinion wins second MVC title
Salukis send nine swimmers to A Finals tonight
Benitez, Geppert, Groome and Castro all win two events for SIU
Updated Dec. 10, 2011.
2010-11 // Junior
Competed in nine meets, including the MVC Championships...Swam fastest times of the season at the MVC Championships.
2009-10 // Sophomore
Competed in 10 meets, including the MVC Championships...Set a new career-best time in the 50 free at the conference championships in a swim-off to qualify for the `B' final...Also advanced to the `A' final in the 200 breast, finishing eighth of 23...Placed second in the 50 free against Washington (Mo.).
2008-09 // Freshman
In her first year as a Saluki, swam in six meets, including the MVC Championships...Placed fourth in the 50 free against Missouri State...Swam her best times at the conference championship preliminaries in the 50 free and the 200 free.
As a freshman qualified for Ohio high school district...Illinois high school sectional qualifier sophomore year...Received all-conference honors as a junior while qualifying for sectionals...As a senior, named all-conference, sectional qualifier and state relay alternate.
An exercise science major...Has two brothers and one sister...Brother George is a freshman on the Saluki swim team...Daughter of Michael and Millie Minkel...Born Aug. 14, 1989 in Akron, Ohio.