Mountain West Announces Women's Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week - November 7, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV junior Jessica Heim and Boise State freshman Devin Madsen have earned Mountain West Women's Co-Swimmers of the Week for meets contested from Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2012. New Mexico junior Megan Harper has earned Mountain West Women's Diver of the Week honors for the same time period. It is the second Mountain West career honor for Harper and Heim, and the first for Madsen.

Heim, a native of San Diego, Calif., captured two individual events and a relay as the Rebels defeated BYU on Nov. 3, 161-139. Heim won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:00.75 and the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:24.49. Both times rank among the top 10 in the Mountain West. She swam a leg of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay with a team time of 3:28.48.

Madsen, a product of Walnut Creek, Calif., placed first in two individual events and a relay as the Broncos beat Oregon State, 177-85, on Nov. 3. Madsen won the backstroke races with a time of 56.71 in the 100-yard event and a mark of 2:02.72 in the 200-yard race. Both times are among the top 10 in the MW. She swam the lead leg of the 200-yard medley relay with a winning time of 1:46.20, and also the first leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished third with a time of 1:38.97.

Harper, who hails from Phoenix, Ariz., assisted the Lobos to a 2-1 quad meet record against Colorado State, New Mexico State and San Diego State on Nov. 3 with two top-three finishes in the springboard events. Harper won the one-meter dive with an NCAA Zones qualifying score of 300.30 and took third in the 3-meter event with a qualifying mark of 294.36.

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

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