Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Two of the three perfect GPA's were from SIU.
SIU has won two championships through two days.
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): Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team...Swam in six events during the year...Posted four top-five finishes...Posted a fourth-place finish in the 200 backstroke at the MVC Championships.
2012-13 (Junior): Member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...Competed in six meets...Posted the 11th-fastest time in the 200-yard backstroke and 12th-fastest time in the 100-yard backstroke at the MVC Championship.
2011-12 (Sophomore): MVC Scholar-Athlete team selection...Competed in 11 meets...Won the 200-yard backstroke in a dual against Evansville...Placed 12th in both the 100- (59.68) and 200-yard (2:07.79) backstrokes at the MVC Championships...Tied for third of 33 swimmers in the 100-meter long-course backstroke at the 8VA Copi Coqui Invitational.
2010-11 (Freshman): Competed in eight meets...Swam the 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke at the MVC Championships, setting season bests in each event.
Prior to SIU: Swam with club team but represented her high school at sectionals...Recorded her best time in the 100 back as a senior (1:03)...Also served as a coach/squad leader for swimmers ages 10-and-under on her club team...Received the Big Dawg Award, Five-year Award, and Most-Improved Award on the YMCA Stingrays team.
Personal: Full name is Kristy Michelle Hinkle...Has one sister, Jamie...Daughter of Larry and Patty Hinkle...Born July 17, 1992, in Ft. Benning, Ga....Majoring in kinesiology.