Feb. 8, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Wyoming's Emily Keefer and Utah's Amber Walter have been named the Mountain West Conference Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively. It marks the first weekly honor for Keefer this season and the third for Walter .
Keefer, a junior from Stillwater, Minn., claimed one first-place and one second-place finish in Wyoming's dual meet win over Air Force. On the 1-meter board, Keefer finished with a score of 272.33, which marked the third-highest score in school history, a career best and an NCAA Zone "E" Championship qualifying score. In addition, her score on the 1-meter was the fifth-best mark in the MWC this season. She finished second on the 3-meter board with a score of 262.88.
Walter, a junior from Kalispell, Mont., won two individual events and one relay as Utah beat BYU, 128-115, to clinch the MWC regular-season title. Walter won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.19 and took home top honors in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.08. Her time in the 50 free was just .01 seconds off her best mark. In addition, she was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that captured the top spot in 3:29.00. Walter holds the top times in the MWC this season in the 50 free, 100 free and 100-yard breaststroke.