Mountain West Announces Swimmer & Diver of the Week - December 19, 2012

Dec. 19, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior Marissa Campbell and Boise State senior Lexi Pfeiffer have earned Mountain West Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors, respectively, for meets contested from Dec. 3-18, 2012. It is the first Mountain West weekly honor for both Campbell and Pfeiffer.

Campbell, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., was a part of three school-record performances for the Lobos over the past weekend at the UNLV Winter Invitational. As an individual, Campbell set a UNM record in the 100-yard backstroke with a second-place time of 54.89, 0.10 faster than the previous record established by Campbell in 2009. Campbell swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay as the squad posted a winning time of 1:42.25, beating last year's record-setting time of 1:42.54. She swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay for the Lobos with an event-winning time of 1:33.40, also beating the previous record of 1:33.66 set during the 2011-12 season. UNM won the nine-team event with 987.5 points.

Pfeiffer, who hails from Las Vegas, Nev., earned key points for the Broncos on Dec. 15 in a 191-102 dual victory over BYU. Pfeiffer earned the first win of her career and first-ever NCAA Zones qualifying mark with a 287.33 on the 3-meter springboard. She also placed second in the 1-meter springboard event with a 249.83.

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

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