Denver, Colo. - San Jose State University freshman Amy Kilby was named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week on Wednesday, January 6.
The weekly honor is the first of Kilby's career and second for a Spartan this season, after sophomore standout Heather Denman picked up WAC Swimmer of the Week distinction back on November 25. Spartan diving coach Brian Tanner has now seen his athletes earn WAC Diver of the Week recognition a total of seven times in his two-plus seasons at San Jose State.
As the only Spartan diver competing this past weekend, the native of Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North HS), excelled in a pair of road meets. She first contributed seven points with a second-place finish on the three-meter board (225.90) and a third-place effort on the one-meter board (232.87) in a 160-135 dual victory at Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, January 2.
Kilby saved her best for the University of San Diego Relay Invitational on Sunday, January 3, producing a pair of wins, both from one meter, for 28 valuable points to help the Spartans to a first-place showing among three squads. She broke the modern-day six-dive school record for the one-meter event of 276.75, with a 280.65 score the first time around. Kilby then bettered her own standard later in the afternoon, totaling 286.05, the fourth-best score by a WAC competitor this season. The two NCAA 'A' standard marks gave her three such scores in 2009-10 from one meter. Kilby had already qualified for the NCAA Zone E meet with a tally of 273.00 points in the opener at Stanford in October.
New Mexico State University junior Kelly Conrad was tabbed the WAC Swimmer of the Week, with San Jose State junior tri-captain Kirsten Trammell also a candidate.
The Spartans are back in home action for the first time since October, this Saturday, January 9, hosting Cal State East Bay in a dual meet. The first event is slated for a 12:00 p.m. start at The Aquatics Center on campus. Admission is free of charge.