Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
The last Saluki to qualify for the NCAA's was seven-time All-American Rob Siracusano who finished competed in four NCAA meets and finished fifth at the 1994 World Championship Trials.
Two of the three perfect GPA's were from SIU.
Diving coach Joy Zhao named MVC Diving Coach of the Year; Kaixuan Zhang named MVC Diver of the Year.
Salukis advance six swimmers and three divers to A Finals.
2013-14 (Senior): A First Team All-MVC selection...Named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete team...Won the 1-meter competition at the UARL inviational...Finished runner-up in 10 events during the year...Scored at the MVC Championship with a second-place finish in the 3-meter and a third place finish in the 1-meter dive.
2012-13 (Junior): First-team All-Conference Selection...Joined the team in the spring of 2013...Won first four events of her career...Placed second in the one-meter dive and third in the three-meter dive at the MVC Championship...Earned MVC Diver of the Week recognition after sweeping the one- and three-meter dives in a dual meet with Evansville.
Personal: Full name is Fengting Chen. Goes by "Esther" and "Ting Ting."