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.
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Two of the three perfect GPA's were from SIU.
MVC Swimming & Diving Championships (Day Four); Feb. 21, 2015
2014-15 (Junior): All-MVC Honorable Mention… MVC Scholar-Athlete…Competed in eight meets for the Salukis…Earned a fourth place finish in the 200-yard backstroke against Evansville in the season opening meet on 10/4/14… Also finished fourth in the same event against Missouri State on 10/11/14…Competing against UALR/WUSTL, earned a fourth place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, before earning a third place finish in the 200-yard backstroke…At the MVC Championships, finished 14th in the 100 yard Backstroke.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Honorable Mention All-Conference...An MVC Scholar-Athlete...Competed in nine meets...Posted nine top-five finishes on the year...Competed in three events during the MVC Championships...Swam the 16th fastest time in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the MVC Championships.
2012-13 (Freshman): First-Team All-Conference Selection...Joined the team in the spring of 2013...Competed in three meets...Finished second in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke at the MVC Championship...Competed in the B Final in the 200 free at the MVC Championship...Posted five top-three finishes in six events.
High School: Set a Queensland secondary schools record in the 200-meter long course backstroke...Selected on the State Representative team as a Junior...National silver medalist as a sophomore at the Australian Age Championships...Set Brisbane Swimming Association records in the 100- and 200-meter short course backstroke as a sophomore...As a freshman was on a record-setting 200-meter long course medley relay team.
Personal: Full given name is Morgan Ashleigh Timms...Daughter of Melissa Donaldson and Geoff Timms...An only child...Born Aug. 1, 1995, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia...Double majoring in psychology and photojournalism.