SIU returns key pieces, will try to replace five starters
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
SIU searching for first tournament title since 1991
SIU to host Senior Day on Saturday at conclusion of second game
Salukis take on league-leading Wichita State April 26-27
SIU at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge; Feb. 26-28, 2015; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
At Southern Illinois
2015 / Junior
Played in 18 games and started eight as a designated player … Went 2-for-4 against Morehead State … Picked up RBIs against Ohio State (2/6) and Northern Colorado (2/26) … RBI single against Northern Colorado (2/26) started a five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to force extras.
2014 / Sophomore
Played in 34 games and started 17 ... Hit three doubles and two home runs ... Had a third home run taken back due to a substitution infraction ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a home run vs. Ball State ... Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored against Savannah State ... Went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored against Miami (OH) ... Went 1-for-1 with 2 RBIs in a game two win over Bradley.
2013 / Freshman
Played in 17 games, making nine starts...started one game at catcher and eight at designated player while making eight appearances as either a pinch runner or pinch hitter...recorded five hits with two RBI and two runs scored.
At Vinita High School
Played varsity all four seasons, although she missed a majority of her sophomore season due to injury...earned First-Team All-Conference in three full varsity seasons, and First-Team All-Region honors her senior season...helped Vinita to the district championship during her three full varsity seasons...hit 29 home runs, 46 doubles and nine triples, and drove in a combined 148 runs during varsity career...broke a school record with three home runs in a game...also broke Vinita's record for home runs in a season (13) and a career (29).
Full name is Caylee Lynn Cook...daughter of Brad and Crystal Cook...majoring in sport administration...has two siblings, Brad Jr. and Alex Cook...born Feb. 7, 1994.