Colorado State Freshmen Barbosa, Gizzi Sweep Mountain West Weekly Honors

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October 06th, 2021 College, News

Courtesy: Colorado State Athletics

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – One good sweep deserves another.

Colorado State freshmen Maisy Barbosa and Lindsay Gizzi played big roles as Colorado State’s women’s swimming and diving team swept the field at the Intermountain Shootout in Grand Junction over the weekend, and their performances were recognized by the Mountain West today as the conference announced the first set of weekly honors for the sport.

Barbosa, named the swimmer of the week, and Gizzi, named the diver and freshman of the week, both made grand entrances to their collegiate careers at the meet, which was competed in an invitational format but scored as a series of dual. The Rams swept all seven duals at the meet.

Barbosa, from University Place, Wash., in her first collegiate race, won the 400-yard individual medley in a time of 4:30.17, adjusted to 4:25.17 for altitude. It is the fastest time in the Mountain West this season. She later placed second in the 200 IM (2:07.21) and finished the weekend with five top-eight finishes in her individual events.

Gizzi, who hails from South Bend, Ind., placed second on both the 1- and 3-meter boards at the meet. Her first event was the 3-meter on Friday, and her score of 291.30 hit the qualifying standard for NCAA Zones. The next day she scored a 253.25.

Colorado State has this weekend off for competition, but will be busy the next two weeks with their only appearances at Moby Pool for the season. The Rams will host Denver on Oct. 15 (4 p.m.), then travel to Golden to face the University of Mary and the Colorado School of Mines. On Oct. 22, CSU hosts Idaho (4 p.m.).

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