The Salukis concluded the 2014 season with their third consecutive appearance at the MVC Tournament.
SIU opens the tournament against No. 4 Missouri State at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Junior Taylor Pippen was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for the second straight year.
After a 1-1 weekend, the Salukis look to maintain and improve their sixth-ranked MVC standing.
Following this weekend, the Salukis only play two more matches at Davies Gym this season.
Played in 18 matches and started in 14…Knocked down 66 blocks, including five solo…Ranked seventh in the MVC for blocks with an average of 1.00 block per set…Had eight kills and only one error on 12 attempts for a match-high and season-high .583 attack efficiency…Contributed to SIU’s five-set win over Missouri State with a season-high nine blocks…Helped the Salukis to the best season in program history with an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
MVC Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention
MVC Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention Led the MVC in blocks with 1.10 blocks per set in all matches played Hit 76 kills for an average of 1.31 kills per set Started the season with eight blocks against Middle Tennessee State, followed by seven against Florida Gulf Coast Played in 19 matches, and started 16.... Earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.
Played in 12 sets in seven matches Started two matches (vs. SEMO, vs. EKU) Posted five kills, 16 assists, one dig, and four total blocks (three assisted, one solo).
Played four years of varsity at Massac County helping the Patriots to a combined 95-42 record Finished her career with a school-record 980 kills and 362 blocks Named All-South and All-River-to-River Conference three times Named Second-Team All-State and the Southern Illinoisan Player of the Year following her senior season in 2012 Helped Massac County to a 31-6 record and a River-to-River conference title with school records of 394 kills and 108 blocks in 2012.
Full name is McKenzie Anne Dorris Major is undecided Born Oct. 12, 1994 in Paducah, Ky. Has one sister, Sydney Daughter of Sam and Valerie Dorris.