ST. LOUIS – A trio of Saluki student-athletes were named as recipients of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Good Neighbor Award for Spring 2021, the league announced Tuesday morning. Southern Illinois football’s Jack Colquhoun, soccer/swimming and diving’s Kailyn Stone and women’s golf’s Emilyee McGiles were among 30 MVC student-athletes recognized for the award.

Colquhoun, a native of Melbourne, Australia, holds a 3.64 cumulative grade-point average as a Economics graduate student. The fifth-year senior ranked third in the MVFC with a 44.2 yards per punt average and tallied eight punts over 50-plus yards in 2020-21. A member of the 2019-2020 MVFC Honor Roll, Colquhoun is the Mental Health Coordinator for Saluki Unity and serves as the President of the International Student Union at SIU.

Stone, a native of Evansville, Indiana, carries a 3.88 GPA while majoring in Political Science. The senior appeared in six games for SIU’s soccer team in the spring, which included a season-high 60 minutes against Northern Iowa on March 21. Stone is an active member of SIU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which included a term as the organization’s President.

McGiles, a native of Orland Park, Illinois, holds a 3.64 GPA as an Exercise Science major. A two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete team selection, McGiles served as SAAC’s Community Service Coordinator and has a multitude of volunteer experience. She volunteered at the Carbondale Public Library for two years and was a member of SIU’s Green Action team.

In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service. The Valley recognizes 30 student-athletes annually. Institutions select their State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award honorees.

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