Seniors lead Salukis to dual-meet wins

The Saluki swimming & diving team took 21 of 26 events on a night when the team said goodbye to eight seniors. Seniors Csaba Gercsak, Jessica Anderson, Thomas Defay and Anna Beeck ended their collegiate careers with individual and team wins on Saturday. SIU ... Continue Reading →

Salukis in mid-season form

Swimming, diving teams win, lose by small margins One point can determine elation or frustration. The SIU swimming and diving team ended up on both sides of a thin line during its weekends events. The men defeated Air Force on Friday by one point, and ... Continue Reading →

Salukis off to strong season

SIU swimming and diving dominated Missouri Valley Conference rival Evansville Saturday in its first dual event of the season. Both the men’s and women’s sides accumulated more points in the 26 events than the Evansville Purple Aces’ respective squads, ... Continue Reading →

Swim team dominates season’s first events

Saluki swimmers took three of four events against Illinois State and Evansville during its season-opening weekend. Coach Rick Walker said the events would be some of the toughest the team will see all season. The Salukis competed against female-only team ... Continue Reading →

Swim team reunites after summer training

Off-seasons do not exist for swimmers. Saluki coach Rick Walker said he thinks swimming is a year-long sport. “I don’t believe there’s another sport that has as long a continuous season as we do,” he said. Saluki swimmers and divers met collectively ... Continue Reading →

Salukis embrace Olympic experience

Swimming coach Rick Walker said he enjoyed his time at the Summer Olympics and would go back if given the opportunity, but that is not his main goal. “If my work brings me to that, fine,” he said. “I’m more concentrated on trying to get our kids ... Continue Reading →

No Salukis qualify for U.S. team

Past and present Saluki athletes had respectable showings during the U.S. Olympic Trials, but failed to qualify for any U.S. Olympic events. Junior swimmer Justin Wolfe placed eighth in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Three swimmers to compete in summer Olympics in London

The SIU swim team will be represented by three of its members in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Saluki swimmers Pamela Benitez, a freshman from El Salvador, Mazen Aziz, a senior from Egypt andCsaba Gercsak, a sophomore from Hungary, will compete ... Continue Reading →
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