Cards set a record in classsroom achievement
The Cardinals begin the indoor season with a two-day event at the Hoosier Open.
Six individuals - three men and three women - and the men's and women's teams earned USTFCCCA honors.
Two more Cardinals punched their tickets to the national championships in two weeks.
Competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds is set from May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.
At Purdue from 2009-12: Competed in the shot put, discus, hammer throw and weight throw events ... placed ninth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the shot put ... won two shot put event titles - one during the outdoor season at the Purdue Invitational and the other during the indoor season at the Purdue Invitational.
Prep: Shot put state champion in 2008 at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High under coach Misty Langseth ... was the state runner-up in the discus as a junior ... two-time sectional and conference champion in the shot put ... tabbed the track and field team MVP as a senior ... earned four varsity letters in basketball ... set the single-season rebounding record as a senior.
Personal: Daughter of Philip and Jennifer Slinden ... birthday is Aug. 26 ... has one brother and one sister ... majoring in biology.