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Business Student Athletes Honored

April 24, 2017, Chelsea Kujawa

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Five SIU Carbondale College of Business students who compete on the university’s swimming and diving team have been named to the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team.

They are:

  • Lauren Clark, a freshman from La Grange Park, Illinois, who is studying accounting.
  • Alex Crawford, a junior from St. Charles, Missouri, who is studying finance.
  • Savannah Henry, a freshman from Belton, Texas, who is studying finance and economics.
  • Jacqueline Rose, a freshman from Arlington Heights, Illinois, who is studying management.
  • Lauren Stockton, a senior from Washington, Illinois, who is studying finance and business economics.

According to the MVC’s sports website, “the athletes must excel in the pool as well as the classroom in order to be nominated for this honor. A student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher and compete in 50 percent of the meets, or compete in the conference championships, to qualify for the award.”

“It’s a really big honor to be able to not only represent your school as an athlete, but to be able to be named to the Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team as a student is amazing,” Henry said.

Rose echoed that sentiment.

“Being named to the Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team for 2017 is a great honor,” she said. “I am thankful for the coaching staff who helped me reach my goals athletically, as well as my professors who helped me achieve my academic goals. I am happy my hard work in the classroom and pool has paid off, and I hope to continue this in the upcoming seasons.”

“I’m truly honored to be recognized as a scholar-athlete,” added Stockton. “My team and I are blessed to have a coach who values our performance in the classroom as much as the pool. As only one of the many SIU student-athletes to receive the recognition this year, we’re proud to be able to represent our athletics department and respective colleges in a positive way!”

Crawford-was part of the unit that set a school record in the 200-yard medley relay at the 2017 Mid-American Conference Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

“This year was my first time being on a relay at a conference, and it was really exciting to see we broke the school record when we finished,” he said. “I couldn’t have asked for a greater group of guys to share the record with. Hopefully we can beat that record and many more next season!”