She will be responsible for the development of the pole vault squad.
A total of 92 student-athletes were named to this years Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team.
Four Redbirds have now qualified for the championships.
A total of four Redbirds will represent Illinois State at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Six will compete for the first time at the national level.
2012 State Farm MVC Indoor Track & Field Championships Day One
Illinois State vs. Indiana State Dual Meet
Indoor: Took first at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) in the pole vault with a height of 15-06.00 ... followed with a second-place finish at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14), clearing a height of 15-05.50 ... set a new personal-best at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 27), vaulting 16-00.75 ... matched that height at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25), finishing fifth.
Outdoor: Posted back-to-back third-place finishes at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) and the Sea Ray Relays (April 11), clearing heights of 15-05.00 and 15-05.00, respectively ... took first at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) with a height of 15-09.00 ... set a monster personal-best at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11), reaching a mark of 16-10.75 to finish fourth and qualify for the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round (May 24) ... named a MVC Scholar-Athlete.
Indoor: Took first place at the Redbird Invite in the pole vault with a height of 14-04.00 ... finished second at the Keck Invitational, vaulting a height of 15-05.75 ... took sixth in the Pole Vault at the MVC Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Heighted 15-05.25 in the pole vault for first place at the Gateway Classic ... took second at the Lee Calhoun Invite in the pole vault ... set a career-mark of 16-01.25 in the pole vault to finish fourth at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
Indoor: Took third in the pole vault at the Early Bird Open with a mark of 12-11.50 ... was sixth at the Indiana Relays with a leap of 13-11.25 in the pole vault.
Outdoor: Set a career-best jump of 15-01.00 at the Jesse Owens Classic in the pole vault ... took fourth at the EIU Big Blue Classic and the Redbird Spring Invite in the pole vault ... was 14th at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a leap of 14-03.50.
Indoor: Cleared a season-best 12-4.75 in the pole vault at the Terre Haute Double Dual for a seventh-place finish.
Outdoor: Finished 13th in the pole vault at the EIU Big Blue Classic clearing a height of 12-7.5.
At Deerfield High School: Earned all-conference honors and was the conference champion in the pole vault.
Personal: Born 5/8/1990 ... son of Michael and Sherry Ziegler ... major is business administration.