Schweiss, a senior cross country and track student-athlete, holds a 3.935 GPA in mechanical engineering.
This is the first time since 1989 that the same school has swept the MVC cross country championships (Illinois State), and only the second time since 1987 that the same head coach has won both titles (Wichita State, John Kornelson).
The men's 8K Blue Race begins at 11 a.m., and the women's 6K Blue Race will start at 11:40 a.m.
This is the third team win for the Saluki women this season, the most to start a season under head coach Matt Sparks and the most in a single season since 2008 for the SIU women.
Zach Dahleen took victory in the men's 8K, and Kelley Gallagher won her first career race in the women's 5K.
Photos from the SIU sweep of the Missouri Valley Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Ran in seven meets...Best finish was seventh at the SIU Early Bird...Finished 45th at the MVC Championships and 133rd at the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
Competed in all seven meets for the Salukis... Notched four top-15 finishes, including an eighth place finish at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 19:38.1.
Competed in all seven meets during the 2010 season... Took top-15 meets during the first three meets of the season, including a season-best sixth place finish at the Saluki Invitational... Recorded a season-low 5K time at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 19:12.98.
Earned all-conference, all-district and all-sectional honors in all four years at Herculaneum High School...Finished in the top 10 at the cross country state finals all four years, including a first place finish during her junior year in 2008...Earned all-state track honors in the 1600m, 3200m, and 4x800 relay during senior season...Team won state cross country title each of her four years on the team...Member of student council and National Honor Society...Named Missouri Bright Flight Scholar.
Full name is Eileen Nicole Schweiss...Born on April 25, 1992, in Columbia, Mo...Daughter of Kirk and Jan Schweiss...Father is a mechanical engineer, while mother is an electrical engineer...Majoring in mechanical engineering.