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Saunders confirms she is leaving Southern Illinois

Courtesy: Southern Illinois Athletics Courtesy: Southern Illinois Athletics
CARBONDALE, IL -

Burke grad Raven Saunders announced on Twitter Thursday she asked for and received her release from Southern Illinois.

She won both the indoor and outdoor NCAA championships in shot put this year.

The Charleston native told Live 5 Sports the decision to leave is based on her head coach, Connie Price-Smith, and her throws coach, John Smith, going to Ole Miss.

The student newspaper at SIU is reporting Saunders will follow them to Oxford, but she said she is not sure yet. 

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