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.
Salukis in second place headed into day two.
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.