2010 Atlantic 10 Women's Swimming & Diving Champions
Entering his 15th season as Fordham Assistant Men and Women's Swimming & Diving Coach is Zhihua Hu, who brings a wealth of international experience to his role as mentor of the Rams' divers.
The 2009-10 season was a special one for the Fordham divers, as the women's trio of Andrea Krok, Elizabeth Dorger, and Brittany Salas, all scored in the top eight finishers in both diving competitions at the Atlantic 10 Championships, while Ben Otto scored in the top flight of the three-meter competition. Krok also earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors in the one-meter board, and broke both the one-meter and three-meter diving marks at Fordham.
Previously, Otto captured third in the three-meter board at the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championship, with Krok setting a then school mark in the three-meter board at 281.55, under Hu's coaching.
The trio of women's divers duplicated their scoring feat at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship with Dorger breaking Krok's one-meter diving record during the season.
In 2007-08, Donnie Callara earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors on the one meter board while setting school records on both boards, under Hu's guidance.
In 2006-07, Hu saw Marisa Colangelo set a new Fordham women's diving record on the one meter board as she scored 267.23 points for six dives against St. Francis, breaking the former school record of 265.20 set by Mary Beth Graham in 1994.
In 2005-06, Hu assisted Callara as he set a school record with a 349.20 score on the one meter board against St. Francis, surpassing the old record of 344.70 while in 2004-05, Callara set the school mark on the three meter board (six dives) as he qualified for the NCAA Regionals with a score of 349.20.
Hu, who prior to his arrival at Rose Hill served as the diving coach at the College of New Jersey, is a native of China, where he was an Olympic Training Camp Coach with the 1996 and 1992 Chinese Olympic Teams. As head coach, he was responsible for coaching Zhuochen Yu to a Gold Medal at the 1995 World Championships and to a Silver Medal at the 1996 Olympics. Hu also coached Hailian Xiao to a Bronze Medal at the 1996 Olympics and Liang Tan to a Silver Medal at the 1992 Olympics.
As an assistant coach, his divers won Gold Medals at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, and a Bronze Medal at the 1992 Olympics.
Hu has also served as a coach with the Chinese National Team as well as head coach of the Zhejiang Provincial Diving Team.