Verizon WAC Swimmer and Diver of the Week Announced
Trammell, senior from Goodyear, Ariz. (Xavier College Prep), swam two U.S. Olympic trials qualifying times at the AT&T Winter National Championships and finished among the top-25 in both of her events. In the 100 breaststroke, Trammell swam 1:11.30 in the preliminaries to dip under the Trials qualifying time of 1:12.19. She would later swim a faster time of 1:11.29 to finish 23rd in the event. The next day Trammell swam a 2:35.55 in a preliminary heat and had a time of 2:35.99 in the finals. The Spartans' co-captain tied for 19th place among the 90 swimmers entered in the event. Trammell continues to be the top-ranked WAC swimmer nationally in four events.
Ardavanis, a junior from Gilbert, Ariz. (Mesquite HS), swept the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions against New Mexico State, the fourth time in five dual meets she has won both diving competitions in this season. She scored 277.88 on the 3-meter competition to win by more than 29 points and scored 268.28 on 1-meter to win by 12 points. She has already reached for NCAA Zone Qualifying Standards in both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions and has won nine of 10 events she has competed in during duals this season.
Other swimmers nominated: Fresno State junior Rayanne Nguyen … Idaho freshman Rachel Millet … Nevada junior Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn … New Mexico State junior Beth Cage … North Dakota junior Veronica Medon … Northern Arizona junior Fi Connell.
Other divers nominated: Fresno State junior Stacey Luke … Idaho junior Paige Hunt … North Dakota senior Megan Keidel.