Zhang named MVC Diver of the Week
Wenting Zhang
Wenting Zhang

Oct. 15, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - - Junior Wenting Zhang was named Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Week Oct. 15 after competing in the Dennis Stark Relays at Notre Dame over the weekend. This is the sixth time Zhang has received the honor.

After competing in a relay diving competition against top 20 teams in nation, Auburn and Indiana, Zhang earned the honor of the MVC's first Diver of the Week for the season. On Friday night Zhang scored as an individual 279.6 on the 1-meter board. Zhang and her partner earned third place overall for diving at the Dennis Stark Relays.

"Anytime an athlete is recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference it is an honor, especially with it being so early in the season," diving coach Phil Hoffman said. " I am impressed with how Wenting is competing and with competition like Auburn, Indiana and Notre Dame. It is great to be able to see her develop over the years and this year she is starting to make a name for herself in the diving world."

The Redbird divers have an off weekend, while the swimmers head to Truman State to compete on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in Kirksville, Mo. The whole team will be back together competing Oct. 26 at the University of Nebraska in Omaha at 2:00 p.m.

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