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Swimming & Diving News

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.

Terrin Seaver Named WAC Swimmer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State swimmer Terrin Seaver has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week for the week of Dec. 2-8, the conference announced Tuesday.

Seaver, a senior from Lake Geneva, Wis. (Elkhorn HS), swept both backstroke events during New Mexico State’s dual meet with Northern Arizona on Saturday. She won the 100 back with a time of 57.19 and the 200 back with a time of 2:03.75. Though the times were not season-bests for Seaver, both are in the WAC’s top-10 for the year. She also swam the leadoff leg of the Aggies’ winning 200 medley relay team (1:47.25).

“Terrin is an amazing person to coach and a great leader for our squad,” head coach Rick Pratt said. “It is awesome to see her recognized for her performances.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Audrey Ruiz Named WAC Diver Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State’s Audrey Ruiz has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Diver of the Week, respectively, for October 28-November 3.

Ruiz, a sophomore from Lubbock, Texas (Coronado HS), swept both diving events in a 170-128 dual meet victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday. Ruiz won the 3-meter board with a career-high score of 253.87. She won the 1-meter with a score of 264.37. Both scores are the fifth best in the WAC this season.

The Aggies will be back in the pool on Nov. 20-23 at the Houston Invitational in Houston, Texas.

Pratt Adds Diving Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State swimming and diving head coach Rick Pratt announced the hiring of assistant coach Kyle Bogner to the team as the new diving coach on Monday.

“Bogner brings a great level of enthusiasm and passion for diving to our program,” Pratt said. “He has competed at a high level himself and has the knowledge and energy to take our program to the next level. His experience at the college and club level has provided him a strong background to be an amazing diving coach for us here at NM State. I could not be more pleased with this addition to our staff and am really looking forward to getting to work with him.”   Continue Reading This Post >>

Jessica Legge Earns WAC Swimmer Of The Week Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State sophomore swimmer Jessica Legge has been named the WAC Swimmer of the Week, for Jan. 14-20.

Legge won three individual events at Idaho, Jan. 18. She won both the 100 breaststroke (1:03.78) and 200 breaststroke (2:18.71) en route to breaking Idaho's pool records in the events. Legge also captured top honors in the 200 IM (2:07.83).

"Jess has had a really great couple months of training, and I am very excited about her swimming," head coach Rick Pratt said. "She had some impressive swims after long travel to Moscow, and it's nice to see her recognized with all the fast swims happening in our league."

The Aggies host in-state rival New Mexico in the regular season finale, Feb. 2, in Las Cruces.

Dixon Joins Aggie Swimming And Diving Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State swimming and diving head coach Rick Pratt has added Cassandra Dixon to his staff. The Las Cruces native returns as an assistant coach.

"I am very excited for Cassie to join our staff," Pratt said. "She has tremendous energy and confidence and is going to make an amazing college coach. Her personality will help us a lot in recruiting, and her passion for swimming and being a mentor to our student-athletes was very evident in the hiring process. Even though coach Dixon moved away to swim in college, she has always been an Aggie at heart, and she loves Las Cruces. When you add that element on top of all of her great qualities, she is the ideal person to help take our program to the next level."  Continue Reading This Post >>