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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 ...

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...

Divers at rival schools pull for each other

By Aaron Graff

November 3

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Two lifelong friends moved halfway around the world to compete against each other, but do not consider each other rivals.Saluki junior diver Sherry Zhang and Illinois State Redbird senior diver Wenting Zhang both are both from Chi...

Former swimmer follows his passion

By Aaron Graff

October 27

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Athletes make sacrifices for their sport, but sometimes have to sacrifice their sport for their passion.Andrew Spencer, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn. studying cinema spent his first three years at SIU as a swimmer, but left ...

Indiana State announces swimming and diving team

By Aaron Graff

October 24

Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU women’s swimming and diving will have more Missouri Valley Conference competition two seasons from now.The Indiana State Sycamores announced the addition of a women’s swimming and diving team, which will begin competing in th...

Saluki women exact revenge against Missouri State

By Aaron Graff

October 11

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The SIU swimming and diving teams will go hiking on Monday.Coach Rick Walker told the swimmers they would go hiking if they performed well against Missouri State, and they did.The Saluki women’s swimming and diving team defeated...

Salukis compete against themselves

By Aaron Graff

September 29

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The Saluki swimming team hosted two meets this weekend, but was the only team competing.The University of Evansville and Illinois State University have attended the Saluki Miler and the Saluki Open Water meets in previous year...

Salukis introduce new assistants

By Aaron Graff

September 29

Filed under News, Photos, Sports, Swimming

The Salukis have two new coaches who will experience a meet against a conference rival for the first time Saturday.Head coach Rick Walker hired assistant Elise Knoche earlier this month and graduate assistant Csaba GercsakKnoch...

SIU dives into Maroon and White meet

By Aaron Graff

September 17

Filed under News, Photos, Sports, Swimming

SIU swimming and diving is extending its appreciation to fans and professors before really getting its feet wet.The Saluki swimming and diving teams open the season with the Maroon & White meet at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Edward...

Gene pool meets the swimming pool

By Aaron Graff

September 7

Filed under News, Photos, Sports, Swimming

SIU’s Rick Walker has coached swimming for 28 years, but he has never coached his own daughter until now.Freshman Kelsie Walker is the daughter of Walker and will be joining the Saluki swimming and diving team at SIU. Her or...

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