Wyoming's Murdock and Fischer Earn MWC Weekly Awards

Jan. 19, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

On Tuesday afternoon, the Mountain West Conference named Wyoming's Brandon Fischer as Men's Co-Swimmer of the Week and Mark Murdock as Men's Diver of the Week.

Fischer, a native of Livermore, Calif., earned four gold medals in the breaststroke events at both Denver and UNLV last week. Against the Pioneers, the sophomore was one of two multiple-event winners for the Cowboys, taking the top spot in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.93) and 200 breast (2:05.17). He also competed in the 200-yard individual medley, touching in 1:55.76 to place third. Fischer captured first-place finishes in three events at UNLV, finishing the 100 breast in 56.67, the 200 breast in 2:03.39, and the 400 IM in 4:04.91.

Murdock, a junior from Flower Mound, Texas, qualified for the 2010 NCAA Zone Regional meet in both springboard events at Wyoming's duel meet vs. Denver. He turned in the second-best score in program history on the 1-meter springboard, finishing second with a score of 335.70. Murdock also placed second in the 3-meter event after tallying 356.17. At UNLV, he finished first on the 1-meter board with a score of 320.85, and collected a mark of 291.53 on the 3-meter board for second place.

UNLV junior Kier Maitland was named men's co-swimmer of the week with Fischer. BYU's Rachel Grant and Tawni Jones earned swimming and diving honors for their performances last week.