COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boise State senior Sam Wicks has been named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week, while San Diego State sophomore Alexandra Caplan has earned MW Women’s Diver of the Week honors for competition completed through Sunday, November 22, 2015. It is the second weekly award of Wicks’ career and the third for Caplan.
The next Mountain West Women’s Swimmer & Diver of the Week will be announced on Tuesday, December 22.
WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
SAM WICKS, BOISE STATE
Senior, Anchorage, Alaska / East Anchorage HS
• Led Boise State to a fourth-place finish (340.5 points) at the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, Texas on November 19-21.
• Recorded the top times in the Mountain West this season in three events and swam on four relay teams, placing in the top six in five events against some of the top teams in the nation.
• Posted a school-record time of 1:54.24 in the 200-yard backstroke, a mark that ranks tied for 11th in the nation.
• Swam a 53.53 in the 100-yard backstroke and a 2:00.05 in the 200-yard individual medley, the top times in the Mountain West.
• Preliminary 100 Back long course time of 1:02.29 is a qualifying time for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
• All three individual times are NCAA ‘B’ cut marks.
• Times in the 200-yard medley relay (1:39.79), 400-yard medley relay (3:38.11) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:17.41) rank first in the Mountain West. The 400 MR mark ranks eighth in the nation and is an NCAA ‘B’ cut.
• Also swam on the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:31.25 which ranks second in the MW.
WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK
ALEXANDRA CAPLAN, SAN DIEGO STATE
Sophomore, Mission Viejo, California / Mission Viejo HS
• Won the 1-meter springboard event at the Arizona Diving Invitational in Tucson from November 20-22.
• Her 1-meter mark of 292.50 is an NCAA Zones qualifying mark.
• On the 3-meter springboard, placed sixth with an NCAA-qualifying mark of 268.15.
• Recorded a 200.05 in the platform competition and placed fifth.
2015-16 Mountain West Women’s Swimmers of the Week
Oct. 19 – Genevieve Miller, Jr., Air Force
Oct. 26 – Teresa Baerens, Jr., Nevada
Nov. 3 – Brittany Aoyama, Jr., Boise State
Nov. 10 – Taylor Johnson, Sr., San Diego State
Nov. 24 – Sam Wicks, Sr., Boise State
2015-16 Mountain West Women’s Divers of the Week
Oct. 19 – Ariana Milone, Sr., Colorado state
Oct. 26 – Keely Bishop, Jr., Wyoming
Nov. 3 – Krysta Palmer, Sr., Nevada
Nov. 10 – Krysta Palmer, Sr., Nevada
Nov. 24 – Alexandra Caplan, So., San Diego State
Swimming news courtesy of Mountain West Conference.