SIU won 33 games in 2016, a 12-win improvement over 2015 and the program's best season since 2012.
Southern Illinois first baseman Shaye Harre earned second-team Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced Thursday. Harre was a first-team All-MVC and All-Region player in 2016 and also holds a 3.88 cumulative GPA in animal sciences.
Southern Illinois softball players Shaye Harre and Brianna Jones were named to the 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region teams, the organization announced on Thursday. Harre was a first-team selection and Jones was a third-team selection in the Mideast Region.
Six Southern Illinois softball players earned places on the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete Team, the league announced on Monday. Kelsey Gonzalez, Shaye Harre and Merri Anne Patterson earned first-team honors; while Savanna Dover, Sydney Jones and Jessa Thomas earned second-team honors.
The 2016 Southern Illinois softball season came to an end on Friday afternoon at Charlotte West Stadium with a 7-5 loss to top-seeded Wichita State. SIU closes the season 33-19, highest win total for the program since 2012.