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.
The Salukis return to Davies Gym on Saturday at 7 p.m. to take on the Missouri State Bears.
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.