Zhang Chosen as MVC Diver of the Week For Third Time
Wenting Zhang
Wenting Zhang

Nov. 12, 2013

ST. LOUIS - Illinois State diver Wenting Zhang was selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Week for the third time this season, as announced by the league office Tuesday.

Zhang helped the Redbirds pick up a dual-meet win over conference foe Evansville last Friday with a final score of 180-110. The Shenzhen, China, native took home a pair of top finishes on the 1-meter board (319.20) and the 3-meter board (333.30).

Diving coach Phil Hoffmann was thrilled with Zhang's performance against the Redbirds' conference foe.

"I am very impressed with Wendy's presentation at home against Evansville," said Hoffmann. "She was relaxed and solid on both boards throughout the competition. It is an honor anytime a diver receives this award, but her winning against a conference opponent shows how strong the MVC's diving programs are. We are going to be preparing for the rest of the season and setting new goals over the next few weeks and I am looking forward to seeing what she will do in the upcoming months."

The Redbirds will have four weeks off to prepare for the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio. The invitational will be all-day event taking place Dec. 6 through the 8 in the Ocasek Natatorium.

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