Prairie Farms Student-Athlete of the Week
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 women's track student-athlete Deborrah Blackburn. The senior from Edwardsville, Illinois, is studying biomedical science and carries a 3.38 grade point average.
Blackburn finished fourth in the high jump (5 feet, 3 inches) this past weekend at the Illinois Open. She placed first in the high jump (5-1) at the SIUE-SEMO Dual Dec. 8. Last season, Blackburn took third in the high jump at the OVC Indoor Championships.
The SIUE track and field teams are back in action Saturday at the EIU John Craft Invite in Charleston, Illinois.