Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Ten Saluki women earned Scholar-Athlete distinction, the most for a single team male or female in 2014.
Ashley Gaston (discus) and Luke James (triple jump) won individual MVC titles on Sunday, and Josh Freeman (MVC Most Outstanding Field Athlete) and Sadie Darnell (Elite 18) were recognized as MVC award recipients.
After seven total events across both genders, the Saluki women currently rank second and the men sixth in the team scores.
Southern was picked to finish third in women's competition and to tie for fifth in men's competition.
Participated in three events (mile, 3000m, 5000m) in four meets indoors and three events (1500m, 5000m, 10,000m) in four meets outdoors...Scored in both the 5000m (seventh place) and 10,000m (fifth place) races at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Held team-bests in the indoor 5000m (17:11.75) and outdoor 10,000m (36:10.70)...Set personal bests in the 1500m (4:53.59), indoor 5000m (17:11.75) and outdoor 10,000m (36:10.70)...5K and 10K times rank fifth and sixth in SIU history, respectively.
All-MVC, 10k (Outdoor)
Ran in four events (Mile, 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m) in 11 meets in the indoor and outdoor seasons...Tallied seven total top-five finishes in 2011-12, including a win in the 3000m at the Memphis Tiger Invitational during the outdoor season.
Three year all-conference and all-state selection...State qualifier sophomore, junior, and senior year...Named Runner of the Year by The Southern Illinoisan...2011 Illinois State Scholar.
Full name is Lacey Sheyanna Gibson... Born October 18, 1992, in Carbondale, Illinois...Daughter of David and Lisa Gibson...Has one brother...Pre-Med.