Mountain West Announces Women's Swimmer & Diver of the Week


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresno State freshman Ugne Mazutaityte has been named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week, while Nevada senior Krysta Palmer has earned MW Women’s Diver of the Week honors for competition completed from November 23 through December 20, 2015. It is the first weekly award of Mazutaityte’s career. For Palmer, it is her third honor this season and the seventh of her career.

The next Mountain West Women’s Swimmer & Diver of the Week will be announced on Tuesday, January 5.

Freshman, Kaunas, Lithuania / Kaunas Antanas Smetona Gymnasium

• Competed at the AT&T Winter National Championships from December 2-5 in Federal Way, Washington.
• Set the Lithuanian records in the 100-yard backstroke (54.04) and 200-yard backstroke (1:55.47).
• Both times currently rank second in the Mountain West this season and are NCAA ‘B’ cut marks.

Senior, Carson City, Nevada / Western Nevada College

• Competed at the USA Diving Winter Nationals from December 18-20 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
• Qualified for the USA Diving National Team with a cumulative score on the platform of 887.35 (eighth place).
• Opened the meet with a 277.65, then scored a 278.35 in the semifinal round and landed in 10th place to advance to the finals.
• Recorded a 331.35 in finals to claim the final spot on the national team roster. Her score was the second-highest in the finals round.
• Also competed in the 3-meter springboard event and scored a 189.30.

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

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