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Zhang gets bumped off podium in NCAA return

By Matt Wells, @mattwells_DE

March 22

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Junior diver Kaixuan "Sherry" Zhang returned to the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship but did not qualify for the final in either the 1-meter or 3-meter dive.Zhang finished 21st place in the 3-meter dive preliminary rou... Read more »

Saluki to compete in NCAA Championship

By Matt Wells, @mattwells_DE

March 17

Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU Diver Kaixuan "Sherry" Zhang is competing for the second year in a row in the NCAA Diving Championships starting Thursday.Zhang qualified in both the 3-meter and 1-meter dives with scores of 682.45 and 634.05 respectively at... Read more »

Salukis finish fourth in MAC

By Matt Wells, @mattwells_DE

March 7

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The men’s swimming and diving team competed in the Mid-American Conference Championship from Wednesday to Saturday in Geneva, Ohio.The team finished fourth, but had more individual achievements. “We can all be really happy with ... Read more »

Salukis share space with public

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarly

January 26

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The Saluki swimming and diving teams share the Recreation Center locker rooms with the public.The teams said they often deal with theft and vandalism because the public has access to the team locker rooms.“[Private locker ro... Read more »

SIU swimming continuously recruiting

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarlyDE

January 20

Filed under Sports, Swimming

It is a decision all college students have made, but student-athletes also have to consider whom they want to spend most of their time with.The Saluki swimming and diving team regularly has two-a-day practices. Sixteen recruits made a visi... Read more »

Salukis start 2015 nearly perfect

By Melanie Early @MelanieEarlyDE, Daily Egyptian

January 17

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The SIU swimming and diving team’s winter training paid off today despite its aches and pains.The Salukis hosted Arkansas at Little Rock on Saturday. It was the women’s first conference competition of 2015. The Trojans do not ... Read more »

Scheduling prevents seven Salukis from competing

By Aaron Graff

December 7

Filed under Sports, Swimming

It is easy to forget student athletes are students.Eight Saluki swimmers qualified for the USA National Swimming Championships, held in Greensboro, N.C. this weekend, but seven opted out to study for finals week.“If they chose ... Read more »

Salukis working just as hard in offseason

By Aaron Graff

December 1

Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU swimming and diving will not get five weeks of winter break like most students.The Salukis had their final meet of the semester from Nov. 21 to 23 in Louisville, Ky., where both the men and women finished fifth. Coach Rick W... Read more »

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