Mountain West Announces Women's Swimmer & Diver of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nevada senior Yawen Li has been named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week, while her teammate Sharae Zheng has earned MW Women’s Diver of the Week honors for competition from January 25-February 6, 2016. It is the second weekly award of Li’s career and the first career accolade for Zheng.
The Mountain West Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships will be held February 17-20 at the Texas A&M Natatorium in College Station, Texas.
WOMEN'S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
YAWEN LI, NEVADA
Senior, Wuhan, China
• Finished among the top two in three events as Nevada finished the season undefeated with dual wins over UNLV and Wyoming on January 30.
• Won the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:15.48 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:03.92.
• Placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:16.50.
• All three times rank among the top 11 MW marks in each event this season.
WOMEN'S DIVER OF THE WEEK
SHARAE ZHENG, NEVADA
Freshman, Chengdu, China / Sport School of Sichuan Province
• Won the two springboard events against UNLV and Wyoming in Las Vegas on January 30.
• Scored a 352.45 NCAA Zone qualifying mark to win the 1-meter springboard competition.
• Earned an NCAA Zone qualifying mark of 364.90 to win the 3-meter event. It was her top score of the season in the event.
2015-16 Mountain West Women's Swimmers of the Week
Oct. 19 – Genevieve Miller, Jr., Air Force
Oct. 26 - Teresa Baerens, Jr., Nevada
Nov. 3 - Brittany Aoyama, Jr., Boise State
Nov. 10 - Taylor Johnson, Sr., San Diego State
Nov. 24 - Sam Wicks, Sr., Boise State
Dec. 22 - Ugne Mazutaityte, Fr., Fresno State
Jan. 5 - Taylor Johnson, Sr., San Diego State
Jan. 12 - Maria Harutjunjan, So., Wyoming
Jan. 19 - Molly Coonce, Sr., Wyoming
Jan. 26 - Brittany Aoyama, Jr., Boise State
Feb. 9 - Yawen Li, Sr., Nevada
2015-16 Mountain West Women's Divers of the Week
Oct. 19 – Ariana Milone, Sr., Colorado state
Oct. 26 - Keely Bishop, Jr., Wyoming
Nov. 3 - Krysta Palmer, Sr., Nevada
Nov. 10 - Krysta Palmer, Sr., Nevada
Nov. 24 - Alexandra Caplan, So., San Diego State
Dec. 22 - Krysta Palmer, Sr., Nevada
Jan. 5 - Alexandra Caplan, So., San Diego State
Jan. 12 - Kari Campbell, Sr., Wyoming
Jan. 19 - Kari Campbell, Sr., Wyoming
Jan. 26 - Krysta Palmer, Sr., Nevada
Feb. 9 - Sharae Zheng, Fr., Nevada