Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Both Salukis earn Honorable Mention All-American distinction for being one of the 24 national finalists.
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.
Competition will begin at 10 a.m. at the SIU Recreation Center.
Second-team All-American, Weight Throw
All-MVC, Weight Throw (Indoor) and Hammer Throw (Outdoor)
NCAA National Qualifier...NCAA Regional Qualifier outdoors in the hammer throw...MVC Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 20)...MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Feb. 1)...Set personal bests in the weight throw (21.17m) and hammer throw (62.45m) that rank third and fifth all-time at SIU, respectively...Won five weight throw titles indoors...In addition to All-MVC performance in the hammer throw at the MVC Outdoor Championships, also scored in the discus (fifth place) and shot put (fifth place)...Notched 11 top-third finishes indoors and 12 outdoors.
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.
Placed eighth in state senior year... All-state in track and wrestling... Two time all-conference selection in football.
Born May 21, 1993, in Carbondale, Ill. ...Son of Tom and Teresa Sauer...Has one brother, Brian...Majoring in physiology.