Nevada senior Teresa Baerens is the Mountain West Swimmer of the Week, while San José State junior Cari Reiswig has earned MW Women’s Diver of the Week honors for competition from December 1-11, 2016. It is the second accolade for Baerens this season and the third of her career. For Reiswig, it is her third career award and the first since her freshman year.
The 2017 Mountain West Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships will be held February 15-18 at the Texas A&M Natatorium in College Station, Texas.
WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
TERESA BAERENS, NEVADA
Senior, Ottobrunn, Germany / Max-Joseph-Shift Gymnasium
- Swam three individual races and four relay events as Nevada won the UNLV Invitational held in Las Vegas from December 1-3.
- Won the 200-yard freestyle with an NCAA ‘B’-cut time of 1:47.99. The mark ranks fourth in the MW this season.
- Finished second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.91) and the 100-yard freestyle (50.12). Her 200-IM time ranks third in the MW, while the 100-free time ranks fourth this year.
- All four relay teams that she competed on won their events. The times of all four races rank in the top four in the Conference this season.
- Swam the third legs of the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:32.34) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:22.06). She was the second leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:19.17) and the anchor leg of the 400-yard medley relay (3:43.03).
WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK
CARI REISWIG, SAN JOSÉ STATE
Junior, Galt, California / California Virtual Academies
- Diving points in two events helped San José State to double-dual meet victories over Cal Lutheran and host UC Santa Cruz on December 3.
- Won the 1-meter springboard event with a career-best score of 309.80. The mark qualifies her for NCAA Zones.
- Finished third on the 3-meter springboard with a mark of 263.30. It was her season-best score in the event.
2016-17 Mountain West Women’s Swimmers of the Week
Oct. 11 – Brittany Aoyama, Sr., Boise State
Oct. 18 – McKenna Meyer, Fr., San Diego State
Oct. 25 – Genevieve Miller, Sr., Air Force
Nov. 1 – Teresa Baerens, Sr., Nevada
Nov. 8 – Kristina Hendrick, Sr., UNLV
Nov. 22 – Brittany Aoyama, Sr., Boise State
Dec. 13 – Teresa Baerens, Sr., Nevada
2016-17 Mountain West Women’s Divers of the Week
Oct. 11 – Zoe Lei, So., Nevada
Oct. 18 – Toma Shmitova, So., Nevada
Oct. 25 – Emily Williams, Sr., Colorado State
Nov. 1 – Toma Shmitova, So., Nevada
Nov. 8 – Sharae Zheng, Jr., Nevada
Nov. 15 – Alexandra Caplan, Jr., San Diego State
Nov. 22 – Sharae Zheng, Jr., Nevada
Dec. 13 – Cari Reiswig, Jr., San José State
News courtesy of the Mountain West.