Zhang Earns MVC Diver of the Week nod

    Sophomore Sherry Zhang

    Sophomore Sherry Zhang

    Nov. 26, 2013

    By Tim McCaughan

    ST. LOUIS - Southern Illinois sophomore Sherry Zhang earned Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Zhang’s 3-meter score of 389.00 at this past weekend's Mizzou Invite broke the school record set in 1996 by Lisa Holland (313.55).

    Zhang highlighted the Mizzou Invite for the Salukis as she swept both the 1- and 3-meter diving events. The Hu Bei, China native bested the competition by a large margin with scores of 309.90 in the 1-meter dive and 389.00 in the 3-meter event.

    Zhang’s competition included 46 other divers from schools such as Arkansas, UC-Davis, Utah, as well as No. 22 Texas A&M, and host school No. 18 Missouri.

    She has won 5-of-6 diving events she has participated in this year, sweeping the events at Evansville and at the Mizzou Invite.

    The nod is the fifth of her career for Zhang and the third MVC Diver of the Week honor for a Saluki diver this year.