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
Salukis go for season sweep of UE in Evansville Tuesday, return home to host UT-Martin on Thursday
At Southern Illinois
2014 / Sophomore
Played in 43 games, primarily as a pinch runner ... Stole seven bases ... Scored 18 runs, good for seventh on the team.
2013 / Freshman
Played in 43 games, making 11 starts...started two games at second base and 11 at designated player while also making several appearances as a pinch hitter and a pinch runner...hit .200 with 10 hits, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored...also drew six walks and stole two bases.
At Crab Orchard High School
Had a record-setting high school career in four varsity seasons...earned All-State, All-Greater Egyptian Conference and All-South honors all four years and was named the GEC's Most Valuable Player three times...holds virtually every Crab Orchard hitting record...her career .660 batting average is an Illinois state record and ranks third all-time in the NFHS High School Sports Record Book...also holds the state record for career runs scored (226) and single-season batting average (.714 in 2010)...recorded 194 career hits, 116 of which were extra-base hits (51 doubles, 29 triples, 36 home runs)...drove in 155 runs...drew 170 walks and recorded a career .773 on-base percentage...stole 87 career bases...only struck out 11 times during her high school career.
Full name is Lacey Faye Newbold...daughter of Dean and Sherry Newbold...majoring in criminology and criminal justice...has one sister, Kristen Gipson...born Jan. 16, 1994.