MVC Announces Zhang as Diver of the Week
Wenting Zhang
Wenting Zhang

Oct. 29, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - - Junior Wenting Zhang has won it again. Zhang was named Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Week for the second time this season on Oct. 29 after competing in a dual meet against Nebraska-Omaha.

Zhang received this honor after her exceptional performance over the weekend against the Mavericks when she earned first-place on both the one and three-meter boards. Zhang obtained the first place position on the one-meter with a score of 323.7 and 327.16 on the three-meter. Diving coach Phil Hoffmann is excited for this week's announcement and what lies ahead for MVC diving.

"It is always an immense honor when the Redbirds are recognized for their talents by the MVC," said Hoffmann. "This week it is great to see both Zhang and Kaixuan Zhang of Southern Illinois awarded MVC Divers of the Week. It is a representation of the high quality diving programs that have developed in our conference. I am excited to see what will come out of this season and the Redbirds furture competitions."

The Redbirds will travel to their third dual meet against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. GoRedbirds.com: Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.