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SIU sweeps pair of Missouri Valley Conference awards

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

SIU swept the Missouri Valley Conference student-athlete of the week and field athlete of the week awards, the conference announced Tuesday.

Kyle Landon, a junior jumper on the track and field team, won the male student-athlete and field athlete of the week awards after winning the long jump and high jump at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic on Saturday. He cleared 2.20 meters in the high jump, which tied his best outdoor jump of his career and is fourth in the nation.

The defending MVC outdoor champion in the high jump has a 3.72 GPA in accounting. This was his third time winning the award this year. He previously won it on January 26 and February 16.

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Senior thrower DeAnna Price won the female field athlete of the week award after winning the hammer throw and finishing second in the shot put at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic.

Her hammer throw of 70.40 meters leads the NCAA by more than 17 feet and her shot put throw of 16.04 meters is second in the MVC.

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Shaye Harre, a junior first baseman on the softball team, won the female student-athlete of the week award. She batted 5-for-10 and had a 1.300 slugging percentage in a 4-0 week for the Dawgs. The junior had two home runs and two doubles to drive in three and score four times in the games.

The Nashville native collected three walks to finish with a .615 on-base percentage. This is the second week in a row Harre, who has a 3.875 GPA in animal sciences, has won the award.

Brent Meske can be reached at [email protected] or at 536-3333

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