Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Zach Dahleen took victory in the men's 8K, and Kelley Gallagher won her first career race in the women's 5K.
Southern's women's team scored six in the top-ten, seven in the top-15 and eight in the top-25.
Ran in three meets for SIU...Best finish was 36th, which came at the Saluki Invitational with a PR 5K time of 20:43.63.
Three-sport athlete in high school (track, cross country, basketball)...Named All-Area in cross country all four years...Set school record in three mile (19:26) at state meet...Two-time Alton Road Runners Runner of the Year in 2012 and 2013... Holds nine all-time track records at Metro East Lutheran High School: indoor 55m (7.37), indoor 60m (7.87), outdoor 100m (12.30), outdoor 200m (25.43), indoor 200m (25.97), outdoor 400m (57.99), indoor 400m (1:00.14), 800m (2:28), 4x800m (10:48)...During her junior year in 2012, she was state champion in the 200m dash (25.43), the first state champion in school history...Three-time All-State her junior year in 100m, 200m and 400m dashes...During her senior year, won indoor state title in 60m (7.87) and named indoor girls sprints DyeStat Illinois Athlete of the Year...Played four years of varsity basketball...Averaged 12.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 steals, 1.6 assists...Her 306 career points rank eighth all-time in school history.
Full name Jessica Leigh Jump...Born April 27, 1995, in St. Louis to James and Susan Jump...Father is a site director, advisor and instructor at Lindenwood University...Mother is a secretary...Has two brothers...Related to former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jerry Davie, who threw in eleven games during the 1959 season after sacrificing two seasons to military service.