Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Southern was picked to finish third in women's competition and to tie for fifth in men's competition.
The third and final day of the relays will begin at 11 a.m. with the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase.
SIU had nine female and four male student-athletes earn the distinction.
Brian Dixon was named to the men's first team, and Kim Fortney was named to the women's second team.
First-Team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District
All-MVC in 10,000m (Outdoor)
Scored in the 5000m outdoors (fourth place) and the 5000m indoors (sixth place)...Held team bests in the outdoor 5000m and 10,000m...Set personal bests in the mile, indoor 3000m, and outdoor 500m and 10,000m.
Capital One Academic All-District
Did not compete in the outdoor season...Participated in three meets in two events in the indoor season (Mile, 3000m)...Best finish came at the Saluki Invitational where he finished sixth in the 3000m.
Competed in nine meets during the indoor and outdoor season...Earned a first place finish in the 3000m at the SIU Invitational with a time of 8.41:07...Placed third at the Joey Haines Invitational and Memphis Tiger Invitational in the 5000m and 3000m, respectively...Participated in the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
Named all-conference in track three times at Glenwood High School...Earned all-state honors in the 3200m with a ninth place finish...Notched a person-best time of 4:28 in the 1600m...Went to same high school as World Series champion and MLB All-Star Jayson Werth.
Born Nov. 8, 1991, in Springfield, Ill...Son of Tim and Joy Dixon...Father is an engineer and mother is a nurse...Majoring in accounting.