Mountain West Announces Women's Swimmer & Diver of the Week - Jan. 30, 2013

Jan. 30, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State sophomore Jessica Bottelberghe and Fresno State senior Stacey Luke have earned Mountain West Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors, respectively, for meets contested from Jan. 22-27, 2013. It is the first Conference weekly accolade for Bottelberghe and the second of the season for Luke.

Bottelberghe, a native of Vancouver, Wash., won four individual events and swam on two winning relay teams to lead the Broncos to road victories over Denver (158-83) on Jan. 25 and Colorado State (171-72) on Jan. 26. Against the Pioneers, Bottelberghe won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 51.30 and the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.16. She swam a leg of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:27.96). The next day against the Rams, Bottelberghe won the 100-yard freestyle (51.54) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.02), and swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.81). Bottelberghe has won nine of her last 11 events and six consecutive races.

Luke, who hails from Kenmore, Wash., captured first place in the 1-meter springboard and second place in the 3-meter springboard in the Bulldogs' meet against UC Davis on Jan. 26. Luke scored personal-bests in both events with a 295.70 to win the 1-meter and a 290.05 off the 3-meter. The 1-meter score also set a new Fresno State school record. Both marks qualify Luke for the NCAA Diving Zones in March.

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Swimmer of the Week
Oct. 10 - Mikaela Macklin, Jr., San Diego State
Oct. 17 - Dani Yoho, Sr., Fresno State
Oct. 24 - Melanie Garibaldi, Sr., San Diego State
Oct. 31 - Mengjiao Mi, Sr., Nevada
Nov. 7 - Jessica Heim, Jr., UNLV; Devin Madsen, Fr., Boise State
Nov. 14 - Morgan Hartigan, Jr., Wyoming
Nov. 21 - Katelyn Weddle, Sr., San Diego State
Dec. 5 - Rachel Heaney, Jr., Boise State
Dec. 19 - Marissa Campbell, Sr., New Mexico
Jan. 9 - Jessica Heim, Jr., UNLV
Jan. 16 - Morgan Hartigan, Jr., Wyoming
Jan. 23 - Carmen Robb, Sr., UNLV
Jan. 30 - Jessica Bottelberghe, So., Boise State

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Diver of the Week
Oct. 10 - Aubrey Bush, Sr., New Mexico
Oct. 17 - Stacey Luke, Sr., Fresno State
Oct. 24 - Ariana Milone, Fr., Colorado State
Oct. 31 - Grace Huang, Jr., Nevada
Nov. 7 - Megan Harper, Jr., New Mexico
Nov. 14 - Grace Huang, Jr., Nevada
Nov. 21 - Hannah Prigge, Jr., Fresno State
Dec. 5 - Hannah Prigge, Jr., Fresno State
Dec. 19 - Lexi Pfeiffer, Sr., Boise State
Jan. 9 - Anna Steiner, Jr., San Diego State
Jan. 16 - Michole Timm, So., New Mexico
Jan. 23 - Grace Huang, Jr., Nevada
Jan. 30 - Stacey Luke, Sr., Fresno State