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Swimming & Diving News

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 >>

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015 Spring Sports, Freshmen and Transfers, Sixty-Six Aggies Honored

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2015 Academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field teams have been announced, in addition to the Academic All-WAC freshmen/transfer teams for all sports.

A total of 311 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 400 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 711 student-athletes. To be eligible, 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 contests. The following is a list of the honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Swimming And Diving Releases 2015-16 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State swimming and diving head coach Rick Pratt recently announced the 2015-16 schedule with Aggie fans having six chances to watch the team compete at home.

The Aggies, who lose only three student-athletes due to graduation, open the year with the annual Crimson and White meet on Oct. 7 before hosting Wyoming on Oct. 23. The team will then host an Alumni meet on Oct. 24 to celebrate Homecoming.

“This year's schedule provides us with some great competition and in terms of traveling is much more forgiving than last season,” said head coach Rick Pratt. “We are really excited to have our four home meets and the schedule is balanced and gives us many chances to get ready for the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) Championships in February."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Twenty Aggies Earn All-Academic Honors For Winter Sports

DENVER, CO - The 2014-15 academic All-WAC men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been announced. A total of 276 winter student-athletes were named to the list including 20 New Mexico State student-athletes with the women's swimming and diving team garnering 13 honorees. To be eligible, 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 contests.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Pascal Siakam, So.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Brianna Freeman, So.
Sasha Weber, Jr.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Alyssa Cox, So.
Akuadasuo Ezenyilimba, So.
Diana Hawk, Sr.
Gabriela Rodrigues, So.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Alissa Bezenek, So.
Abigail Broome, So.
Natalie French, So.
Josi Gabaldon, So.
Jessica Legge, Sr.
Dorottya Lennert, Jr.
Logan Morris, So.
Emily Nightingale, Jr.
Chelsey Reber, Jr.
Lauren Reifel, Jr.
Cassandra Rupp, Jr.
Kara Schweitzer, Sr.
Mackenzie Soper, Jr.

Lauren Reifel Earns Second WAC Diver Of The Week Honor

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Lauren Reifel has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Diver of the Week for December 29 - January 4.

Reifel, a junior from Fortville, Ind. (Mt. Vernon HS) earned runner up honors in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives Friday afternoon against Pac-12 No. 14 Arizona in a frigid dual meet. Reifel scored a 267.00 on the 1-meter board and a 253.35 on the 3-meter dive to lead New Mexico State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Dorottya Lennert Named WAC Swimmer Of The Week For Second Consecutive Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER,CO - New Mexico State’s Dorottya Lennert has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week for December 15-21.

Lennert, a junior from Budapest, Hungary (CSIK Ferenc HS) dominated the final day of the UNLV Winter Invitational early this week. After winning the 200 IM and taking second in the 100 butterfly, Lennert took home a second victory in the 200 butterfly on Monday. With a personal best time in prelims at 2:00.34, Lennert won the finals heat with a time of 2:00.51. Her time of 2:00.34 is now the fourth fastest 200 fly time in the WAC this season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Dorottya Lennert Named WAC Swimmer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Dorottya Lennert has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week for December 8-14.

Lennert, a junior from Budapest, Hungary (CSIK Ferenc HS) swam exceptionally well at the UNLV Winter Invitational this weekend. On Saturday she won the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.16 which is now the fastest time in the WAC this season. In Sundays prelims of the 100 fly Lennert posted a school record and personal best time of 53.96 to lead the women’s event in the finals. She closed out the 100 fly just 1.1 second shy of first place with a time of 53.99. Her time of 53.96 is the fastest 100 fly time in the WAC this season.

Lauren Reifel Named WAC Diver Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Lauren Reifel have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Diver of the Week for October 6-12.

Lauren Reifel, a junior from Fortville, Ind. (Mt. Vernon HS) won both springboard events in the dual meet against Grand Canyon. Reifel scored 252.23 points on the 1-meter and 252.30 points on the 3-meter to post the top scores in the WAC this season.