San Diego State Sweeps Mountain West Weekly Honors

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November 26th, 2019 College, News

Courtesy: Mountain West Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – San Diego State’s Morganne McKennan and Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez have swept MW Swimming and Diving Peak Players of the Week honors following impressive performances. McKennan was named swimmer of the week, while Lechuga Gonzalez garnered diver of the week.

The honor marks McKennan’s first career award and Lechuga Gonzalez’s fifth.

SWIMMER OF THE WEEK

Morganne McKennan, San Diego State

Senior, San José, California/Archbishop Mitty High School

  • Placed atop the podium in the 100 breast with a time of 59.83, the fastest time in the Conference in 2019 and 14th-fastest time in the nation this season.
  • Set a program and career best in the 100 breast with a long course swim of 1:09.80, fast enough to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials.
  • Finished eighth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:14.50, the sixth-fastest in the Mountain West this year.

DIVER OF THE WEEK

Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez, San Diego State

Sophomore, Tijuana, Mexico/ITESM

  • Earned a trio of top-three finishes at the NAU Diving Invitational on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform dives.
  • Placed first on the platform dive with a score of 253.80, third-best in the Conference all season.
  • Posted a second-place finish on the 3-meter and 1-meter boards with scores of 306.90 and 306.65, respectively.

2019 Mountain West Swimming and Diving Players of the Week

Swimmer of the Week Diver of the Week 
Oct. 1 – Andressa Cholodovskis, Sr., Nevada Oct. 1 – Karla Contreras, Jr., Wyoming
Oct. 8 – Sefilina Maile, Fr., Air Force Oct. 8 – Gabby Peltier, Fr., Air Force
Oct. 15 – Klara Thormalm, So., San Diego State Oct. 15 – Marti Erlam, Fr., Boise State
Oct. 22 – Robin Pinger, Sr., Boise State

Courtney Vincent, Sr., San Diego State

Oct. 22 – Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez, So., San Diego State
Oct. 29 – Wiktoria Samula, So., Nevada Oct. 29 – Laura Isabel Vazquez Lopez, So., Nevada
Nov. 5 – Donna dePolo, Jr., Nevada Nov. 5 – Laura Isabel Vazquez Lopez, So., Nevada
Nov. 12 – Sefilina Maile, Fr., Air Force Nov. 12 – Melissa Mirafuentes, Fr., Wyoming
Nov. 26 – Morganne McKennan, Sr., San Diego State Nov. 26 – Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez, So., San Diego State

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