SDSU’s Apostalon Named Swimmer of the Year and Freshman of the Year
Nevada’s Huang and You Named Diver of the Year and Diving Coach of the Year
SDSU’s Shrader Named Swimming Coach of the Year
SDSU’s Macklin Earns Senior Award
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Boise State used depth to win its second Mountain West Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships title in three seasons. The Broncos tallied 735 points across 21 events at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center in San Antonio, Texas, despite only picking up one individual event title. Senior Rachel Heaney won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:58.09 in the second to last event of the meet.
San Diego State finished in second place with 633.5 points buoyed on wins in six individual events and all five relays, becoming the first MW team to sweep all five relay events the Championship meet. Nevada placed third with 507 points, while Wyoming took fourth place with 455 points and New Mexico was fifth with 303 points. Air Force came in at sixth in the standings, thanks to wins by freshman Genevieve Miller in the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle, with 292 points. UNLV finished seventh (282.5), followed by San José State (270), Fresno State (177) and Colorado State (165).
In addition to the team trophy, several individual awards were handed out in San Antonio on Saturday night. San Diego State freshman Anika Apostalon, who captured three individual titles and led off on four of the five Aztecs’ winning relays at the meet, was named the 2014 MW Women’s Swimmer of the Year and the MW Freshman of the Year, becoming just the second rookie in league history to be named Swimmer of the Year. Aztecs’ head coach Mike Shrader earned his fifth Mountain West Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year honor. Nevada senior En-tien (Grace) Huang received 2014 MW Women’s Diver of the Year, the second consecutive Wolf Pack diver to earn the award, while Nevada diving coach Jian Li You was named the Mountain West Women’s Diving Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.
San Diego State senior Mikaela Macklin was presented with the Mountain West Senior Award as selected by the Conference’s head coaches prior to the evening’s finals.
Video highlights and archives, results, team scores, photo galleries and more information from the meet is available through the MW Championship Central page at http://www.themw.com/#!/page/championship_c-swim. Fans also can follow @MW_OlySports on Twitter for updates throughout the postseason.