EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Athletics has joined with Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., to take time each week to honor a Cougar student-athlete who excels both in competition and in the classroom.
This week's honoree is softball student-athlete Alyssa Heren. The junior from Saline, Michigan, is studying exercise science and carries a 3.15 grade point average.
Heren has started all 35 games at center field for the Cougars. She leads the team in hits (39), is second on the team in slugging percentage (.543) and is third in batting average (.336) this season.
Heren and the Cougars are heading on an Ohio Valley Conference road swing when they travel to face Austin Peay for a double header Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and then to Murray State for a double header Sunday, also starting at 1 p.m.