Denver, Colo. - San Jose State's Darcie Anderson and Nevada's Grace Huang have been named the Verizon WAC Swimmer and Diver of the week, respectively, for Nov. 17-23.
Anderson, a freshman from Willows, Calif., (Orland HS), set three NCAA provisional ("B" cut) times, which were also career and season bests, at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 18-20. One of her provisional times came as a member of the 400 medley relay team that finished in sixth place and recorded the second-fastest time in San Jose State history at 3:43.00. Her other two provisional times came in individual events. She grabbed tenth place and recorded the second-fastest time in school history in the 100-yard breastroke at 1:02.52 She bested herself once again as she broke the school record in the 200-yard breastroke with a blistering time of 2:16.06, netting her eighth place. Anderson performances were very strong considering the immense amount of talent at the Arena Invitational, with swimmers from teams such as No.1 Stanford, No. 5 California, No. 23 San Diego State and No. 24 UCLA in attendance.
Huang, a freshman from Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (Jhong Jheng HS), claimed third-place in the 3-meter diving event at the Wildcat Diving Invitational on Nov. 19-21, in Tucson, Ariz. Huang had the strongest meet of any Western Athletic Conference diver as she also finished first (10thoverall) in the consolation round of the 1-meter and 11th on the platform with scores of 250.95 and 193.80, respectfully. The WAC was represented by divers from seven of the eight schools and Huang's score of 298.65 in the 3-meter event was the highest of any WAC diver. Over 90 divers from 20 universities competed in the Wildcat Invitational. This is the second time this season Huang has earned diver of the week honors.
Other swimmers nominated: Amber Boucher, Boise State; Dani Yoho, Fresno State
Other divers nominated: Amanda Burnett, Boise State; Hannah Prigge, Fresno State