Kaixuan 'Sherry' Zhang
Zhang's trip to the NCAA Championships marked the fifth time a Saluki qualified for nationals in SIU history.
Last year Zhang came away with a third-place finish and First-Team All-American honors in the three-meter dives.
This is the second-consecutive year Zhang has advanced to nationals, and the fifth time a Saluki has qualified.
This weekend's zone diving qualifying event is the final step to qualify for nationals.
Zhang finished the MVC Swimming and Diving Championships with titles in the one- and three-meter dives.
MVC Swimming & Diving Championships (Day Four); Feb. 21, 2015
2013-14 (Sophomore): Named First-Team All-MVC...An MVC Scholar-Athlete...Competed in 10 meets during the year, including the NCAA Finals...Finished third in both the one and three-meter dives at the NCAA Finals...Earned All-America honors for her performances at the NCAA Finals...Won 15 events on the year...Broke the school record for both the one and three-meter competition eight times over the course of the year...Broke the MVC, MVC Championship, school and pools records in both the one and three-meter dives during the MVC Championships...Did not finish lower than third-place in any event during the year...Five-time MVC Diver of the Week.
2012-13 (Freshman): First-team All-Conference Selection...Competed in six meets...Won the three-meter dive at the MVC Championship, setting a pool and MVC Championship record (351.60)...Won four events on the year...Posted nine top-three finishes...Two-time MVC Diver of the Week.
Personal: Full given name is Kaixuan Zhang, but goes by Sherry...Daughter of Mu Hong Jun and Zhang Xiao Yu...Born Oct. 10, 1990.