Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Both Salukis earn Honorable Mention All-American distinction for being one of the 24 national finalists.
Josh Freeman (shot put), Ashley Gaston (discus, shot put), Kyle Landon (high jump), Alexus Scott (shot put) and Curtis Wideman (hammer throw) will each represent Southern at the national meet.
Day One on Friday will begin with the discus and long jump at 3 p.m., followed by the 10,000 meter run at 6 p.m.
Josh Freeman (shot put), Sophia Lozano (weight throw) and high jumper Kenya Culmer will compete at nationals this weekend.
All-American, Hammer Throw
Hammer Throw PR ranked 18th-best in US for 2013
Tenth All-Time at SIU for Weight Throw - 20.23m
First Saluki female to win any variation of an All-American honor during her first two seasons and one of four Salukis to ever accomplish that feat along with Saluki Hall of Famers Bill Cornell (1962-65), Oscar Moore (1966-67, 69) and two-time World Championships silver medalist Michael Franks...NCAA Regional Qualifier in the hammer, where she finished fifth...Participated in the USATF Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw...MVC runner-up in the hammer throw...Also scored in the weight throw (fifth place) and shot put (sixth place) at the MVC Indoor Championships...NCAA hammer throw qualifying mark of 65.04m ranks as the fourth best throw in school history...Also posted personal bests in the indoor shot put (14.89m) and outdoor shot put (15.02m)...Won the weight throw title at the Illini Classic...Did not finish worse than fifth in the weight throw all season...Won the hammer throw at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic...Never finished worse than third in the hammer throw all season, excluding NCAA West Regional and NCAA Championships, where she finished fifth and eighth, respectively.
Second-team All-American, Hammer Throw (Outdoor)
Tenth place at NCAA Championships, Hammer Throw
NCAA Regional and National Qualifier for the outdoor season...Participated in five events in 17 meets combined in indoor and outdoor seasons...Notched seven top-three finishes, including a win in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic during the indoor season...Participated in Junior World Championships in Barcelona.
Four time all-conference and all-academic selection...Two time all-region selection...Senior year placed second in discus throw at state meet...Placed fifth in state meet in shot put...In 2010 broke two school records in discus and shot put...All-state first team softball selection.
Full name is Deanna Marie Price...Born June 8, 1993 in St. Charles, Missouri...Daughter of Daniel and Ann Price...Has two brothers...Majoring in accounting.