Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Quick Hits - 12/17/14

 

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  • Mountain West swimming & diving teams are taking a break for the holidays. Competition will resume on Monday, Dec. 29 with Air Force, Incarnate Word and UC San Diego at San Diego State. Athlete of the Week selections will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
  • In the most recent CSCAA Coaches Poll (Dec. 10), Boise State is ranked No. 24.
  • Collegeswimming.com has Boise State ranked No. 25, followed by San Diego State at No. 29 and Wyoming at No. 48 in the Top 50.
  • Five teams are currently undefeated in dual meet competition – Boise State (3-0), Nevada (5-0), San Diego State (9-0), San José State (5-0) and Wyoming (6-0). The Aztecs have won 68 of their last 69 dual meets, while the Wolf Pack is off to its best start since the 2011-12 season.
  • Air Force sophomore Genevieve Miller set a Falcon record in the 1,650-yard freestyle of 16:17.20 at the USA Swimming Nationals on Dec.5. Miller set the previous mark when she won the 2014 MW Championship in the event.
  • Wyoming junior Molly Coonce set a Cowgirl record in the 100-yard butterfly on December 4 with a time of 53.33 at the Texas Invitational. She also swam the school’s third-fastest time in the 200-fly at the same meet (1:59.42).
  • Several Mountain West swimmers are ranked among the Top-25 in the nation in their respective events, according to USASwimming.com (as of Dec. 17, 2014):
    - 50 Freestyle: 19. Anika Apostalon, San Diego State
    - 100 Freestyle: 7. Anika Apostalon, San Diego State
    - 1,000 Freestyle: 18. Genevieve Miller, Air Force
    - 1,650 Freestyle: 23. Genevieve Miller, Air Force
    - 100 Backstroke: 11. Anika Apostalon, San Diego State; 24. Sam Wicks, Boise State
    - 100 Butterfly: 9. Brittany Aoyama, Boise State
    - 200 Freestyle Relay: 15. San Diego State; 21. Boise State
    - 400 Freestyle Relay: 17. San Diego State; 20. Boise State
    - 200 Medley Relay: 17. Boise State
    - 400 Medley Relay: 24. Boise State
  • Mountain West swimmers have posted NCAA qualifying times (all ‘B’ cut or PS for relays; as of Dec. 17, 2014).
    - 50 Freestyle: Brittany Aoyama, Boise State; Sam Wicks, Boise State; Anika Apostalon, San Diego State; Chelsea Bailey, San Diego State; Julie Fehervari, UNLV; Emily Ridout, Wyoming
    - 100 Freestyle: Brittany Aoyama, Boise State; Emma Chard, Boise State; Sam Wicks, Boise State; Anika Apostalon, San Diego State; Chelsea Bailey, San Diego State
    - 200 Freestyle: Brittany Aoyama, Boise State; Natilee Ruiz, San Diego State
    - 500 Freestyle: Genevieve Miller, Air Force; Riley Spitser, San José State
    - 1,650 Freestyle: Genevieve Miller, Air Force
    - 100 Backstroke: Sam Wicks, Boise State; Anika Apostalon, San Diego State; Lena Gavrilova, UNLV
    - 200 Backstroke: Natilee Ruiz, San Diego State
    - 100 Breaststroke: Heather Harper, Boise State; Lina Rathsack, UNLV; Maria Harutjunjan, Wyoming; Emily Ridout, Wyoming
    - 200 Breaststroke: Kim Davis, Air Force; Heather Harper, Boise State; Lina Rathsack, UNLV; Maria Harutjunjan, Wyoming
    - 100 Butterfly: Brittany Aoyama, Boise State; Katelyn Martin, Boise State; Summer Harrison, San Diego State; Molly Coonce, Wyoming
    - 200 Butterfly: Molly Coonce, Wyoming
    - 200 Individual Medley: Morgan McClure, Boise State; Sam Wicks, Boise State; Natilee Ruiz, San Diego State
    - 400 Individual Medley: Kim Davis, Air Force; Whitney Jorgensen, Boise State; Morgan McClure, Boise State
    - 200 Freestyle Relay: San Diego State (Apostalon, Bailey, Weisz, Johnson)
    - 400 Freestyle Relay: San Diego State (Apostalon, Bailey, Miller, Weisz)
  • Several Mountain West divers have qualified for NCAA Zones in the three events.
    - Keely Bishop, Wyoming (1M)
    - Kari Campbell, Wyoming (1M; 3M)
    - Alexandra Caplan, San Diego State (1M; 3M)
    - Isabelle Choquehuanca, San Diego State (1M; 3M)
    - Mary Kate Hardy, Colorado State (1M)
    - Shelbie Holden, Fresno State (1M; 3M)
    - Erin Kohlbeck, Boise State (1M; 3M)
    - Karli Kriewall, Boise State (3M)
    - Jordan Marthens, Boise State (PL)
    - Ariana Milone, Colorado State (1M; 3M)
    - Marissa O’Quinn, San José State (1M; 3M)
    - Krysta Palmer, Nevada (1M; 3M)
    - Cari Reiswig, San José State (1M; 3M)
    - Lacie Ruth, Fresno State (1M)
    - Emily Williams, Colorado State (1M)