Eric Schott
Eric Schott
Height: 5-8
Weight: 115
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
High School: Cape Central HS
Position: Distance

2013: The top runner for the Lions in five of the six races in which he ran as a junior, Schott earned All-MIAA and All-Region honors for a third straight year...Was the Lions top finisher at the NCAA Championships finishing 69th in a time of 31:45.3 helping Southern finish 19th as a team...Earned All-Region honors at the Central Regional Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., finishing 25th overall in a time of 32:36.01...Finished fifth at the MIAA Championships as the Lions top finisher traversing the 8k course in a time of 24:55.58...Finished 14th at the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas running the 8k course in a time of 25:00.9...Won the Southern Stampede finishing the 8k course in a time of 24:22.58...Finished third overall at the season-opening double dual at Arkansas with Missouri defeating over 20 Division I runners finishing as the top non-Division I performer earning National Runner of the Week honors running the 6.6k course in a time of 20:15.3.

2012: The top runner for the Lions in six of Southern's seven races, Schott was both a All-MIAA selection after taking 3rd at the MIAA Championships where he ran the 8k course in 25:32.79 and All-Central Region where he took 5th running 30:27.3 over the 8k course at the Central Regional Championships...Was the Lions top finisher at the NCAA Championships finishing 44th overall in 30:33.30...Finished third at the Missouri S&T Jackling Jocks Invite where he helped the Lions take home the team title finishing the 8k course in 25:01.71...Finished 3rd at the Southern Stampede helping the Lions finish second as a team finishing the 8k course 25:08.35.

2011: One of the Lions top runners, Schott was a All-MIAA selection after taking 9th at the MIAA Championships where he ran the 8k course in 24:33.38....took 22nd at the South Central Regional Championships earning All-Region honors covering the 10k course in a time of 32:30.20...helped lead the Lions to the team title at the Missouri S&T Jackling Jocks Invite taking 2nd, covering the 5-mile course in 25:29...took 2nd at the MSSU/PSU Dua ....was named to the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. 

Prior to Southern: Schott attended Central High School and ran for coaches Mark Hahn and Ryan Hale. A four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track, Schott holds the school record in the 5k with a time of 16:12, and has been a three-time All-Conference, and All-District selection, while being named All-Sectional once. He has also been a state qualifier three times, while helping to lead his team to two conference championships and a sectional qualifier all four years. 

Personal: A proposed business major at Southern, Schott is the son of Terry and Kimberly Schott.