No Meets ScheduledWAC NOTES
CSU Bakersfield (3-1)
The UCSB women defeated CSUB 162-132 on Dec. 15 ...Lauren Kaufman won two individual events and was partof a CSUB relay that took home top honors ... Kaufmanwon the 50 freestyle in a time of 24.41 and the 100 freestylewith a time of 53.15 ... Michaela Paige won the 500 freestyle(5:03.31) and the 200 IM (2:10.78) ... the Roadrunner women returnto the pool for a tri-dual with San Jose State and Northern ColoradoJan. 4 at the Hillman Aquatics Complex.
The University of Denver women's swimming and diving team defeated Florida Atlantic 153-88 ... sophomore diver Dana Gau set a Denver record with 274.50 points in the 1-meter dive, as she took first in the event and made an NCAA zone-cut ... sophomore Samantha Corea (Vancouver, British Columbia) tallied a pair of relay victories to go along with an individual first-place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:00.71) ... senior Tia Totura won the 200 butterfly (2:03.12) ... the Pioneers will return to action Saturday Jan. 12 when they head north to take on Wyoming.
University of Idaho sophomore Rachel Millet added two more Vandal records to her cache at the AT&T Winter Nationals at Austin, Texas ... in addition to the 100 butterfly record she broke on Friday, she added the 100 freestyle with her time of 50.26 ... also for Idaho, Kelsie Saxe was clocked in 2:20.54 in the 200 breaststroke ... Jamie Sterbis was timed in 2:02.38 in the 200 butterfly ... the Vandals will take a break and resume competition on Jan. 19 against New Mexico State.
New Mexico State (2-3)
In its first WAC meet of the season, the New Mexico State swimming and diving team suffered a 176-116 loss at Northern Arizona ... sophomore Jessica Legge led the way for the Aggies with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke ... junior Tricia Kiss scored for the Aggies with a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100 backstroke and 200 breaststroke ... senior Terrin Seaver recorded a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke and third-place showing in the 50 freestyle.
North Dakota (4-4)
The University of North Dakota women's swimming and diving team swam in its last home meet of the season with a 172-123 win over Northern Iowa at the Hyslop pool on Senior Day ... UND had great success in the 200 yard Individual Medley with each of the swimmers placing in the top four ... Caitlin Quon led the way with a time of 2:10.57 ... Quon also had first-place finishes in the 1000 yard freestyle (10:27.07) and the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:27.95 ... Ali Church had multiple first-place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle (1:57.50) and the 500 yard freestyle (5:15.53) ... diver Rachel Waldbillig won the 1-meter and finished second in the 3-meter ... North Dakota will return to the pool on January 5, 2013 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Northern Arizona (4-2)
Completing its week of training in south Florida, the NAU swimming team placed second in an exhibition meet against Northwestern on Thursday afternoon in Boca Raton ... the Lumberjacks placed second and third in five of six relay events and had the third and fourth finishers in the only individual event, the 1000 freestyle ... the team had the second and third place relay teams in 300 relays in the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, and individual medley ... In the 1000 free, junior Emma Lowther placed third and freshman Kendall Brown was just behind in fourth ... the team will break for the holidays before going to Tucson for a week of training and competition, starting training in Tucson on Dec. 30 before facing Arizona and Oregon State on Jan. 4.
Northern Colorado (0-3)
The Northern Colorado swimming & diving team won threeevents Saturday afternoon at Wyoming but lost the dual185-115 at Corbett Pool ... the Bears will travel during theirwinter training to California for two weeks after Christmasand will compete against CSU Bakersfield and San Jose State on Jan.4 ... Senior Sara Moldenhauer and freshman Kelsey Smith took thetop two spots on the podium in the 3-meter diving Saturday ... Moldenhauerscored 274.73 points, while Smith totaled 251.03 ... junior GinaRiggle won the 100-yard breaststroke in one minute, 5.92 secondsand placed second in the 200 breast in 2:24.47, just 0.04 seconds offthe winning time.
San Jose State (2-1)
Following its fifth-place finish at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., San Jose State University is ranked 23rd nationally in the second Endless Pools Top 25 Division I Women's Swimming and Diving poll for the 2012-13 season ... the Spartans were ranked 25th in the first poll of the season ... San Jose State's fall season is complete ...the Spartans begin the second half of their season, January 4 in a double dual meet with Cal State Bakersfield and Northern Colorado in Bakersfield.
Seattle U (0-4)
The Seattle University women's swim team concluded the fall portion of its schedule as the 64th annual Husky Invitational ... Kevlyn Richards finished in 14th place in the morning preliminaries of the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:22.59 ... Dilynn D'Agostino finished in 21st place in 2:23.76 ... Richards was the top Redhawk in the 100 freestyle preliminaries, finishing in a tie for 111th place with a time of 54.91 seconds ... the Seattle University women's swim team will next compete against Whitworth University Saturday, Jan. 12, starting at 1 p.m. at the Connolly Center Pool.
Athletes of the Week
Denver's Tia Totura and Dana Gau have been named the Western Athletic Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Dec. 17-23.
Totura, a senior from Castle Rock, Colo. (Rock Canyon H.S.), took first place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:03.12 as Denver defeated Florida Atlantic 153-88 on Wednesday. Totura also took third in the 200 freestyle (1:54.52) and was a member of Denver's third-place 400 medley relay team.
Gau, a sophomore from Waukesha, Wis. (Waukesha West H.S.), set a school record with a score of 274.50 in the 1-meter dive as she took first place in the event on Wednesday. Gau also took second in the 3-meter dive with a score of 252.65.