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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... Read more »

Former swimmer follows his passion

By Aaron Graff

October 26

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 ... Read more »

Indiana State announces swimming and diving team

By Aaron Graff

October 23

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... Read more »

Saluki women exact revenge against Missouri State

By Aaron Graff

October 10

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... Read more »

Salukis compete against themselves

By Aaron Graff

September 28

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... Read more »

Salukis introduce new assistants

By Aaron Graff

September 28

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... Read more »

SIU dives into Maroon and White meet

By Aaron Graff

September 16

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... Read more »

Gene pool meets the swimming pool

By Aaron Graff

September 6

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... Read more »

Diver works through offseason

By Aaron Graff

August 23

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Senior diver Kegan Skelton likely would have spent his summer as a lifeguard if he didn’t cross paths with West Virginia University’s diving coach.Skelton trained this summer in Minneapolis with University of Minnesota divi... Read more »

Zhang puts Salukis on national scoreboard

By Aaron Graff

March 22

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Sophomore diver Sherry Zhang was roughly 700 miles away from her teammates this weekend, but received all of their support.Zhang qualified for the national tournament in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives at NCAA Zone Diving in mi... Read more »

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