Cowboy Swimmer Griffel Earns MPSF Weekly Honor

Jan. 24, 2013

WOODLAWN, Calif. - University of Wyoming Cowboy swimmer Ethan Griffel was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimmer of the Week for the week of Jan. 23, announced Wednesday by the conference office. It is the first weekly honor of Griffel's career and the second for the Cowboy swimmers this season.

Griffel a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, helped lead the Cowboys to six dual victories over the weekend. Griffel and the Pokes advanced their season record to 8-0 after downing Air Force, North Dakota and Seattle on both Friday and Saturday. During Friday's competition, Griffel won the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.52) and touched the wall first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:43.89. On Saturday, he took first in the 100 freestyle (46.12) and followed that up with a victory in the 200 free dropping one second from his previous time to finish in 1:41.80. He also helped the 400 freestyle relay squad to a first-place finish with a time of 3:04.27.

Week Athlete School
Jan. 23 Liliana Alvarez UC Davis (W)
Jan. 23 Ethan Griffel Wyoming (M)
Jan. 16 Andrea Grant BYU (W)
Jan. 16 Jordan Fletcher BYU (M)
Jan. 9 Hayley Shillington Pacific (W)
Jan. 9 Alex Daneke CSU Bakersfield (M)
Dec. 26 Robert Barrett Denver (M)
Dec. 19 Cristina Mardones Pacific (W)
Dec. 19 Oliver Simkovic Pacific (M)
Dec. 12 Aaron Chanas-LaRue North Dakota (M)
Dec. 5 Samantha Shellem UC Davis (W)
Dec. 5 Ross Edfort Denver (M)
Nov. 21 Rachel O'Brien Cal Poly (W)
Nov. 21 Preston Jenkins BYU (M)
Nov. 14 Sami McIntyre Cal Poly (W)
Nov. 14 Adam Kalms Wyoming (M)
Nov. 7 Samantha Shellem UC Davis (W)
Nov. 7 Kyle Milberg Denver (M)
Oct. 31 Camille Hopp LMU (W)
Oct. 31 Dylan Bunch Denver (M)
Oct. 24 Andrea Grant BYU (W)
Oct. 24 Cooper Rogers Pacific (M)
Oct. 17 Sophia Yamauchi UCSB (W)
Oct. 17 Oliver Simkovic Pacific (M)
Oct. 10 Jasmine Alkhaldi Hawaii (W)
Oct. 10 Luca Mazzurana Hawaii (M)