SIU had nine female and four male student-athletes earn the distinction.
Kim Fortney (shot put) and J.C. Lambert (hammer throw) both qualified for nationals.
The final day of the preliminary championships begins at at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the men's hammer throw.
DeAnna Price and Kim Fortney respectively finished fifth and sixth in the hammer throw, qualifying for nationals in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8.
Competition begins at noon on Thursday with the men's discus.
Last updated September 5, 2012
2011-12: NCAA Regional Qualifier in the outdoor season...Competed in four events in 16 meets combined in the indoor and outdoor seasons...Notched nine top-three finishes, including a win in the discus at the Memphis Tiger Invitational (49.43m)...Competed in the NCAA D-I West Prelims in the hammer throw.
High School: Placed eighth in state senior year... All-state in track and wrestling... Two time all-conference selection in football.
Personal: Born May 21, 1993, in Carbondale, Ill. ...Son of Tom and Teresa Sauer...Has one brother, Brian...Majoring in physiology.