Both the Saluki men's and women's squads earned team recognition and seven individual Salukis were honored as well.
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), Kyle Landon (freshman) and Curtis Wideman (hammer throw) each put in national qualifying performances on Friday.
Josh Freeman, Ashley Gaston and Alexus Scott each punched tickets to Eugene, Ore., after finishing in the top-12 in the shot put on Thursday.
Photos from Day Two of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.17.14
Photos from Day Two of the 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.29.14.
Photos from Day Two of the SIU Invite, Feb. 8, 2014.
Photos from Day Two of the Saluki Open, Jan. 11, 2014
2012 MVC Outdoor Championships
Ran in three events (mile, 3000m, 5000m) in six meets indoors and three events (1500m, 5000m, 3000 steeple) in five meets outdoors...Scored at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the 3000 meter steeplechase (sixth place)...Won the 3000m race at the indoor SIU Invitational with a personal best time of 10:13.59...Also set personal bests in indoor 5000m (18:05.76) and 3000m steeple (11:02.16)...Personal best in the steeple currently ranks as the fifth-best in Saluki history.
Ran in five events (Mile, 1500m, 3000m, 3000s, 5000m) in 12 meets in the indoor and outdoor seasons...Recorded three top-five finishes, all in the outdoor season.
Attended St. Joseph's Academy competing in volleyball, track, and cross country... Earned four varsity letters... All-American selection 13 times...Four time national champion...13 time All-Conference...Nine time All-District and All-Regional...Six time All-State honoree...Named All-Metro by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch three times...Holds four school records in the 800, 1600, 3200, and 5K...Set the Missouri state record for winning three state medals in one day in volleyball and cross country...Holds school record for earning nine state medals for her high school athletic career...Qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics in 2010...Also, a four year volleyball varsity starter... helped St. Joseph's to Missouri Class 4A state championships during sophomore and senior seasons with a fourth-place finish her junior year...Angels volleyball went 100-34-6 during her tenure...Ranks fourth in school history with 1,456 career assists and 694 career digs...Named to the AVCA Under Armour High School Watch List.
Full name is Krista Marie Menghini... Born on March 31, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri...Daughter of Matt and Terri Menghini...Has four siblings, Nick, Marcus, Travis and Melissa...Majoring in exercise science...Member of the SIU volleyball team in 2011...Mother Terri Fiala Menghini played volleyball at Missouri State University...Uncle Neil Fiala is a former SIU baseball player as well as played with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds...Uncle Rick Fiala former SIU baseball player...Grandfather Neil A. Fiala played baseball for the Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals.