After every team in the WAC was idle last weekend, this weekend three teams get back into the pool. New Mexico State and Northern Arizona travel to Las Vegas for the UNLV Winter National on Saturday-Monday. Hawai'i hosts Pac-12 foe Oregon State on Sunday.
Saturday-Monday Dec. 17-19
New Mexico State/Northern Arizona at
UNLV Winter Invitational All Day
Sunday Dec. 18
Oregon State at Hawai’i TBA
No meets scheduled
Fresno State Bulldogs (2-4)
Fresno State fell 165-135 to Idaho on Dec. 2 in a conference dual ... junior Rayanne Nguyen won the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.60 and won the 200 butterfly in 2:08.66 ... Junior Stacey Luke set a new career best dive in the 1-meter event scoring a 278.78 .. she set a new pool record and broke her previous record by more than three points (275.40) ... she also took second in the 3-meter competition with a score of 256.75 ... the Bulldogs will be off for over a month before returning to action with the diving squad competing at the Stanford Diving Invitational on Jan. 12-13 ... the entire squad will be back in action when Fresno State hosts San Diego State, CSU Bakersfield and Cal State East Bay on Jan. 14.
Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine (0-0)
Hawai’i sent its diving squad to the Texas Diving Invitational for three days of competition in its last competition on Dec. 1-3 ... junior Hannah Bocksnick won the 3-meter diving competition on Friday with a score of 326.85, the second-best score of the season in the WAC ... she beat out divers from Texas, Houston and Washington ... senior Daniella Nero finished second in the 1-meter competition, while Bocksnick placed fourth ... Nero’s score of 299.05 was the third-best score in the conference on the season ... this week, UH hosts Oregon State on Sunday.
Idaho Vandals (2-3)
Idaho defeated Fresno State 165-135 on Dec. 2 in a conference dual in its last action ... freshman Rachel Millet won three individual events, taking the 200, 500 and 1000 freestyle races ... freshman Erica Anderson won the 100 and 200 backstroke events ... the Vandals also won both of the relays during the dual ... Anderson and Millet teamed with sophomore Megan Venlos and junior Kelsie Saxe in the 400 medley relay ... Anderson, Venlos, senior Katie Hendricks and senior Si Jia Pang combined to win the 200 freestyle relay, giving Anderson four victories on the day ... the Vandals are off for over a month before taking to the pool again at New Mexico State on Jan. 21 in a conference dual.
Nevada Wolf Pack (3-1)
Nevada defeated Cal State East Bay 152-93 on Dec. 2 in its last action, the third-straight dual victory for Nevada on the season ... three Nevada athletes won multiple events on the day ... junior Gabby Guieb earned wins in the 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard IM ... junior Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn won the 50 and 100-yard backstroke, as well as the 100-yard breaststroke ... junior Jojo Mi won the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle events ... the Wolf Pack will not be in action again for almost two months before hosting Seattle University on Jan. 28.
New Mexico State Aggies (2-2)
The New Mexico State swimming and diving team defeated Northern Arizona, 161-138 with a strong team effort on Dec. 3, in the Aggies’ first conference meet of the year ... with the final result in doubt until the last event, the Aggies sealed the win with a victory in the 400-free relay ... junior Beth Cate collected three individual victories in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley ... the Aggies swept the sprint freestyle events, with freshman Aliena Schmidtke taking top honors in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free ... senior Maria Spies also won both breaststroke events ... this week, NMSU will be in action at the UNLV Winter Invitational from Saturday-Monday.
North Dakota Fighting Sioux (4-3)
North Dakota finished seventh with 163 points after three days of competition at the Mizzou Tiger Invite in its last competition ... senior Megan Keidel took 6th on the platform with a mark of 189.00 and finished 7th in the 3-meter competition with a score of 218.75 ... junior Veronica Medon rounded out a strong showing on the weekend when she shaved over a second off of her 200 backstroke time to take fifth with a time of 2:00.73 ... freshman Cassidy Tangeman placed 10th in the platform and sophomore Rachael Waldbillig took 10th on the 3-meter board ... the Fighting Sioux are off until 2012, when UND will travel to Ft. Myers for two meets, the first vs. Howard and Old Dominion on Jan. 1.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (5-2)
Northern Arizona fell to New Mexico State 161-138 on Dec. 3 in its last action ... junior Kristy Ardavanis dominated in the diving competition, sweeping both the 1-meter and 3-meter events for the fourth time this season ... she opened with a winning total of 277.88 on the 3-meter while teammates Kali Lents and Cassie Anderson finished second and third, respectively ... Ardavanis then scored 268.28 to win the 1-meter with Lents again finishing second ... senior Kristin Jones won the 500 and 1000 freestyle races ... junior Fi Connell won both the 100 and 200 backstroke ... this week, Northern Arizona will conclude its 2011 competitions at the UNLV Winter Invitational in Las Vegas from Saturday-Monday.
San Jose State Spartans (3-1)
San Jose State senior Kirsten Trammell and sophomore Darcie Anderson attended the AT&T Winter National Championship Meet on Dec. 1-3 ... both Trammel and Andeson excelled, reaching qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team trials ... Trammel also qualified for the trials in the 200 breastroke ... Trammel finished 18th in the 200 and 26th in the 100 ... Anderson finished 23rd in the 100 and 35th in the 200 ... the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Meet will take place in Omaha, Neb. from June 25-July 2, 2012 ... the Spartans wrapped up the 2011 portion of the schedule and won’t return to competition until a Jan. 6 dual against CSU Bakersfield.