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Swimming & Diving News

Italia Aranzabal Named Diver Of The Week

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.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Swimming And Diving Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State swimming and diving team swept the Western Athletic Conference weekly awards with Reagan Nentwich taking home swimmer of the week and MacKinna Hauff diver of the week after dominant performances at the Lancer Invitational.

Nentwich, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, won three individual events while also winning the 200 and 400 Medley relays. Nentwich dominated the Fly events as she picked up wins the 50 Fly (24.71) and 100 Fly (55.25). She also placed first in the 100 back with a time of 56.46.

“It is nice for Reagan to have some recognition for the hard work she is putting into her swimming,” said head coach Rick Pratt. “She is taking her racing to another level, and at the same time being a great leader for our group.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

MacKinna Hauff Named WAC Diver Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State swimming and diving’s MacKinna Hauff earned Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday. This is her first WAC honor of the season and second of her career.

“MacKinna has been working hard this season and earned this,” said diving coach Miranda King. “At our meets so far, she has been very consistent and continues to work on the details of her dives as well as improving her degree of difficulty. I am very excited to see where her final season will take her.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Winter Sports

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Aggies had 27 student-athletes from winter sports earn Academic All-WAC honors the conference announced on Wednesday.

The Aggie women's indoor track & field team had 10 named Academic All-WAC while the women's swimming & diving team had 17 earn the honor.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's

Women's Indoor Track And Field
Cassandra Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Karolin Klumb, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Yemisi Oroyinyin, Jr.
Michaela Romero, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Hannah Smith, Jr.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women's Swimming And Diving
Lillian Araujo, So.
Eliana Beaudry, So.
Picabo Bender, Sr.
Aimee Hatfield, Jr.
Alix Knagg, So.
Barbora Krizanova, Jr.
Rachel Langone, Jr.
Grace Laporte, So.
Lanie McAlpin, Jr.
Hanna McGowan, Jr.
Lindsey Muiznieks, So.
Reagan Nentwich, So.
Johanna Pettersson, So.
Ashley Reynolds, So.
Melissa Rogers, Sr.
Makena Sutherland, So.
Sina Wegel, So.

Brommer Named WAC Diver Of The Week For Second Consecutive Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State diver Raina Brommer earned Diver of the Week honors for a second consecutive week, the Western Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday.

Brommer continues to set the bar high for the Aggies' diving program. During week two of competition against Wyoming, she finished the three-meter diving event in second-place with a final score of 280.30. Brommer also participated in the one-meter diving category in which she tallied a score of 242.55 to finish third.

New Mexico State will be back in action at the Swimming and Diving Complex on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. (MT) as it hosts its Alumni Meet.

Raina Brommer Named WAC Women's Diver Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Raina Brommer has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Diver of the Week for Oct. 10-16.

Brommer, a junior from Riverside, Calif., helped her team come out victorious in its season-opening meet with a 171-127 win over Northern Colorado. She contributed a first place finish in the three-meter diving event with a score of 291.70. This mark qualified her for the NCAA Division I Zone Diving Meet. Brommer also finished just behind two of her teammates in the one-meter diving event placing third with a score of 250.45.

NMSU Swimming And Diving Earns 2016-17 WAC Sportsmanship Award

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The NM State women’s swimming & diving team has been awarded the 2016-17 WAC Sportsmanship Award for its display of sportsmanship toward the Northern Arizona women’s swimming & diving team during the 2016-17 season after the tragic death of NAU senior swimmer Hayley Edmond due to complications from cancer on Sept. 1, 2016.

"Rachel Judge and the entire women's swim team at NM State showed the utmost respect and sportsmanship this year during our competitions with them regarding the loss of Hayley," Northern Arizona Head Coach Andy Johns said. "During the WAC Championships, Rachel gave our team a flower that was for Hayley, recognizing her as a senior, on the final night of competition. Their outpouring of support for our team this year was a tribute to their leadership and kindness and was a true showing of sportsmanship at the highest level."  Continue Reading This Post >>

MacKinna Hauff Named WAC Diver Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s MacKinna Hauff has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Diver of the week for Oct. 24-30.

Hauff, a sophomore from Edmonton, Canada, won both events in NM State’s meet against CSU Pueblo. She scored a 284.80 in the 3-meter and a 286.0 in the 1-meter. Her score on the 1-meter is a new personal best, beating her previous best of 274.65.

NM State Swimming And Diving Named CSCAA Scholar All-America

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - New Mexico State Swimming and Diving has been named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America team for the spring semester, the organization announced on Wednesday.

“This was our 22nd consecutive semester with a team GPA above a 3.2, and I am very proud of our efforts in the classroom,” said head coach Rick Pratt. “We also had six athletes obtain a 4.0, which was an exciting accomplishment to celebrate. Academic and athletic success go hand in hand, and in our program the expectations are high for both.”

To be selected for this honor, teams must have a 3.00 GPA or higher. The Aggies had a 3.22 average for the semester.

The CSCAA honored 658 teams, representing 388 institutions, across the NCAA’s three divisions, as well as the NAIA and NJCAA. It is only the second time in the organization’s over 30-year history that they have honored more than 600 teams.

Pratt Announces Andrew Goe As NM State Diving Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State swimming and diving head coach Rick Pratt announced the recent addition of Andrew Goe to his staff. Goe, who has spent the past two seasons at Brown, will coach the diving team at NM State.

"We are thrilled and excited to add Andrew Goe to our staff as our new diving coach," said Pratt. "Coach Goe's experience and passion for coaching will add much to our student-athletes and program. Andy's energy and enthusiasm is infectious and he is a lot of fun in general to work with. He is a real team player, and someone who is a great mentor and values the process of coaching. I'm really excited for our diving squad this season, we have the strongest group in program history and it will be exciting to watch coach Goe take things to the next level."  Continue Reading This Post >>