Mountain West Announces Women's Swimmer & Diver of the Week - November 21, 2012

Nov. 21, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State senior Katelyn Weddle and Fresno State junior Hannah Prigge have earned Mountain West Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors, respectively, for meets contested from Nov. 12-18, 2012. It is the fourth Mountain West honor for Weddle in her career, one each year, and the first MW honor for Prigge.

Weddle, a product of Yuma, Ariz., placed first in two individual events and swam legs of two relays as the Aztecs finished third at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., last week. Weddle recorded NCAA `B' cut times in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke races, winning both events. Her time of 1:01.20 in the 100 and 2:13.71 in the 200 both rank as the top times in the event in the MW this season. Weddle swam the second leg of the 400-yard medley relay for the Aztecs. The team placed third with a time of 3:40.60 that ranks as the top time in the MW this year. The 200-yard medley relay squad placed second in a top MW time of 1:40.00 with Weddle swimming the second leg.

Prigge, who hails from Rocklin, Calif., had a solid performance for the Bulldogs at the Phil Hansel Invitational in Houston, Texas, last week. Prigge became one of two MW divers to record an NCAA qualifying score in the platform dive this season. She scored a league-leading 243.75 and placed fourth in the event. In the 3-meter springboard dive, Prigge improved her NCAA qualifying mark with a 310.45 to finish ninth overall. Prigge recorded a 243.60 in the 1-meter springboard to place 10th out of the 60 divers competing in Houston.

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

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