Salukis start 2015 nearly perfect

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 have a men’s team, ... Continue Reading →

Scheduling prevents seven Salukis from competing

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 to go and their grades ... Continue Reading →

Salukis working just as hard in offseason

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 Walker said the team is ... Continue Reading →

Divers at rival schools pull for each other

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 China. The two were roommates ... Continue Reading →

Former swimmer follows his passion

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 the team to focus on his ... Continue Reading →

Indiana State announces swimming and diving team

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 the 2016-2017 season. “I ... Continue Reading →

Saluki women exact revenge against Missouri State

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 the Missouri State ... Continue Reading →
Freshman swimmer Sarah
James, right, embraces
senior swimmer Kristy Hinkle
Saturday after the women’s
200-yard backstroke during
the Missouri Valley Conference
Championship at Edward J.
Shea Natatorium. Hinkle won
the 200-yard backstroke with a
time of 2:02:51. James finished
the season on the first-team
All-Conference roster and
Hinkle garnered honorable
mention first-team.

Saluki women kept swimming until end

Saluki women’s swimming and diving finished the season with some hardware, but not the Missouri Valley Conference Championship the team wanted. SIU hosted the MVC Swimming and Diving Women’s Championships during the weekend, and finished in third ... Continue Reading →
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Aaron vs. Athletes: Pamela Benitez

Sports reporter Aaron Graff takes on senior swimmer Pamela Benitez during the first segment of Aaron vs. Athletes. About Aaron Graff Continue Reading →

Senior swimmers cherish careers

The Saluki swimming and diving teams will honor their seniors Saturday before a home meet against the University of Evansville Purple Aces. Evansville is a conference opponent for both the men and women’s teams, and this will be the last regular season ... Continue Reading →
Junior swimmer Ella Otto, left, and sophomore swimmer Katy Ovington swim laps during practice Thursday at the Dr. Edward
J. Shea Natatorium in the SIU Recreation Center. The team swept its events Saturday against Arkansas-Little Rock and Ouachita
Baptist, but lost to the University of Illinois Monday at the sixth annual Splash Bash in Champaign. The team did pick up a win
against Olivet Nazarene during the invitational. SIU will host Evansville University Feb. 1 at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium.

Restless Salukis stay afloat

The swimming and diving teams had their final non-conference meet Monday in Champaign against the University of Illinois and Olivet Nazarene University. SIU came off a meet two days prior, but that did not stop both teams from beating Olivet 198-94 for ... Continue Reading →

Salukis control first spring meet

The Saluki swimming and diving teams started their spring season nearly perfect, even after a lot of training in a short amount of time. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock faced the Salukis for the first time as a conference opponent Saturday in ... Continue Reading →

Salukis gain conference foe

The Saluki swimming and diving teams have five opponents left in only three meets before the conference championships. The first of those three starting Saturday at University of Arkansas-Little Rock. The UALR Trojans have recently joined the Missouri ... Continue Reading →

Salukis set to swim

With three days of swimming ahead, the women’s swimming and diving team is prepared for this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference Championships. SIU will host the championships Thursday- Saturday at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatori- um and will feature ... Continue Reading →
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