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Recruits to join Saluki swimming, diving family

By Aaron Graff

December 2

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The Salukis have signed a few family ties for the fall season, as recruitment is well on its way for the SIU swimming and diving team.Walker said the team did not have a lot of scholarship money this year to give out, but the team has si... Read more »

Salukis remember fall, but shift focus

By Aaron Graff

December 1

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The SIU swimming and diving team broke multiple school records this semester and improved its times and scores throughout the season.The team had its last meets Nov. 21-24 and coach Rick Walker is very pleased with the results from b... Read more »

SIU won’t break, unless it’s a school record

By Aaron Graff

November 25

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Sophomore diver Cheri Zhang shattered the school record in the 3-meter dive during the weekend while the Salukis competed in two separate meets.SIU’s coaching staff determined where every swimmer would go based on his or her ... Read more »

Salukis separate for more individual swims

By Aaron Graff

November 21

Filed under News, Sports, Swimming

The Saluki swimming and diving team will split in half this weekend to compete in the Missouri Invite in Colombia, Mo. and the Phoenix invite in Chicago.Saluki swimmers had to qualify to go to the Missouri Invite with their best ti... Read more »

UALR female swim team joins Missouri Valley Conference

By Aaron Graff

November 19

Filed under Sports, Swimming

 The Missouri Valley Conference commissioner, Doug Elgin, has announced the University of Arkansas at Little Rock women’s swim team, has joined the conference as an affiliate.UALR coach Amy Burgess said the team was in the ... Read more »

Salukis attempt to qualify for Missouri Invitational

By Aaron Graff

November 12

Filed under Sports, Swimming

 The SIU swimmers who had not already qualified for the Missouri Invitational from Nov. 22-24 traveled to the Henderson Invite in Arkadelphia, Ark. to attempt just that.Coach Rick Walker said the coaching staff sets a time the... Read more »

Benitez earns label as ‘role model’ for swimming

By Aaron Graff

November 6

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Saluki senior swimmer, Pamela Benitez has enjoyed the thrill of winning throughout her career, and has even made an appearance in the 2012 London Olympics.Benitez started swimming around the age of eight and it was only a few ye... Read more »

Salukis prove to be conference contenders

By Aaron Graff

November 5

Filed under Sports, Swimming

 Coach Rick Walker said he could not remember the last time the Salukis beat the Bears in their pool, but the most important thing he saw out of both the men and women’s teams this weekend was the amount of fight they had.Las... Read more »

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