Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico state diver Italia Aranzabal was named Diver of the Week by the Western Athletic Conference after a dominant performance against WAC rival Northern Colorado.

“Italia was very impressive this weekend, said diving coach Miranda King. “She competed in her first collegiate meet and controlled her nerves well. We are working on small, specific things each practice, and she didn't let the meet take those away. She took everything we are working on, focused on those, and had some results on both boards that I am incredibly proud of. It is a long season and I am excited to see where she can go from here. Over the next three weeks before our meet against Wyoming, we are working on some dives to add some additional difficulty to her list, but all in all it was a fantastic start to the season for the Aggie divers.”

The freshman from Mexico City was fantastic in her first meet in the Crimson and White as she won both the 3m and 1m events. She captured the 1m with a score of (239.85) and crushed the competition in the 3m by nearly 45 points as she posted a 264.60. Second place in the 3m finished with 220.43 points.

NM State has nearly a month off before returning to the pool to take on Wyoming at the Swimming and Diving Complex on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11:30 a.m. (MT). Admission to all meets at the Swimming and Diving complex is free.