Eight members of the men's Saluki Swimming and Diving team were recognized by the Mid-American Conference for their excellence in the classroom, when they were name to the 2015 Academic All-MAC team on Friday.
After wrapping up a strong 2014-15 season, the Southern Illinois women's swimming and diving team placed 11 student-athletes on the 2015 Missouri Valley Scholar-Athlete team, the conference announced on Thursday.
It was a tale of perseverance and battling adversity this week at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships as SIU junior Kaixuan 'Sherry' Zhang fought dive for dive to finish in the top half of competition in the one- and three-meter dives.
3/18/2015 - Swimming & DivingZhang set to compete at the NCAA Championships for second straight ...
For the second consecutive year, SIU sophomore Kaixuan `Sherry' Zhang will represent the Salukis at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. After finishing in second place in both the one- and three-meter dives at last week's NCAA Zone C Qualifying Meet in Ohio, Zhang will compete in both events beginning tomorrow.
For the second year in a row, sophomore Kaixuan 'Sherry' Zhang qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in the one- and three-meter dives. This marks the fifth time in Saluki history that an athlete has qualified for the national competition.