For SIU, 19 is the most MVC Scholar-Athletes since 2011 (19).
Southern sealed the deal on Sunday with extraordinary performances in the men's pole vault and discus.
SIU scored 48 total points from the men's and women's shot put alone.
The MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill., on May 15-17.
Saunders' winning toss of 17.70m (58-01.00) broke the outdoor American Junior record, which had stood since 1991.
2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex, March 28, 2015.
Photos from Day One of Saluki track and Field's 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 6, 2015.
Photos from Day One of the SIU Invite, Feb. 7, 2014.
Competed in pole vault in five indoor meets and two outdoor meets...MVC Academic Honor Roll.
Competed in the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relays in addition to the pole vault...Four-time state qualifier...Four-time team MVP...Finished fourth place in state...Was also a cheerleader.
Born Mar. 28, 1995, in Pontiac, Ill., to Roger and Jill Murphy...Father is a farmer and her mother is a flight attendant...Has one older sibling, Aaron...Majoring in biological sciences.