Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Southern swept the MVC individual titles in the men's and women's high jump.
The Saluki women are looking for their first indoor title since 2009 and the men their second in three seasons (2012).
Sophomore Josh Freeman broke the meet and facility record in the shot put (19.43m/63-09.00).
Southern has one more meet on Feb. 21 (EIU Friday Night Special) before the MVC Indoor Championships on March 1-2.
Prior to SIU
Competed at Rend Lake College for two years...Three-time NJCAA All-American in the shot put...Four-time NJCAA national qualifier...NJCAA Academic All-American...Broke the Rend Lake shot put record his freshman year (16.37m/53-08.50).
Track and field MVP all four years at Hamilton County High School...Placed second in the shot put and fourth in the discus at the state meet his senior year...Holds three school records: indoor shot put (58-09.75), outdoor shot put (57-04.00) and discus (168-05).
Born Feb. 12, 1993, to Joseph and Beverly Stewart...Father is a farmer and his mother is a teacher...Has a twin sister, Laura...Majoring in agribusiness economics.