Four Rams named to swimming & diving All-Mountain West team
Feb. 26, 2013
Mountain West Release | MW Championships Results
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Three Colorado State swimmers and one diver were named to the 2012-13 Women’s Swimming & Diving All-Mountain West team. Selections are awarded to the top eight finishers in the individual events and top three relay team finishers at last week’s MW Championships. The league made the announcement on Tuesday.
Senior Breann Fuller led the list, earning honors for her performances in the 100 and 200 Backstroke events, in addition to being honored with the league’s Senior Recognition Award, which is annually given to the top senior student-athlete, voted on by the league’s head coaches.
In addition to Fuller, Madeline Mastrup, Ariana Milone and Erica Stock were also honored.
Mastrup, a junior from Santa Maria, Calif., finished eighth in the 1650 Freestyle with a time of 16:48.33, which was a season best and the fourth-fastest time in CSU history.
Competing in her first collegiate season, Milone placed sixth in the 3-meter boards with a score of 309.45. The mark was the second highest of the season for a CSU diver, and ranks third in CSU’s record books. Milone, who hails from The Woodlands, Texas, also placed 10th in the 1-meter boards.
Stock, also a freshman, turned many heads at the Championships, setting two school records, including in the 100 Breaststroke, where she finished fifth with a time of 1:02.75. Again, the time was a season best and is the second-fastest time in CSU history.
On Friday, competing in the 100 Backstroke, Fuller finished second, just three-hundredths of a second away from her fifth MW championship of her career. Her time of 53.44 ranks third all-time. The senior from Brighton, Colo., now owns CSU’s five fastest-ever times in the 100 Breaststroke, including the MW record, which was set in 2009.
After Saturday’s prelims, Fuller holds the conference record in the 200 Backstroke, as well.
Moments after UNLV's Carmen Robb established a new MW record (1:55.27), Fuller swam a 1:54.40 in the next heat, beating Robb's time by nearly a second, and the previous MW record by more than a second-and-a-half.
The time also broke CSU's school record, which was previously held by Fuller at the 2011 Championships (1:56.01). However, San Diego State's Leona Jennings would claim first in the finals (1:54.43), ahead of Robb (1:54.84) and Fuller (1:54.86).
Mastrup is now a two-time All-MW recipient for the 1650 Freestyle, while Fuller has earned 100 and 200 Backstroke accolades all four years of her career, plus recognition for the 200 Medley Relay in 2009. With NCAA-B cut times in both backstroke events, Fuller is hopeful she, and possibly other Rams—Stock (200 Breaststroke) and Jessica Shepard (100 Backstroke) have both earned NCAA B-standard times—will compete at next month’s NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Milone, Paige Greely and Maxelise Thorn have qualified for NCAA Zones.