Wyoming Places 16 on All-MWC First and Second Swimming and Diving Teams

March 7, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Sixteen University of Wyoming swimmers and divers were recently named to the Mountain West Conference First and Second Teams, following the completion of the 2006 MWC Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.

In addition to the All-MWC honors, UW diving coach Ben Herdt was named the 2006 MWC women's diving coach of the year following the championships. Herdt lead the Wyoming divers to four top-three finishes and eight top-five finishes while a UW athlete dove in the finals 14 times at the championships. Based on diving points alone, the Cowgirls placed first in the conference and the men placed second.

Following is a list of Wyoming Athletes Honored by the MWC:

Men's First Team All-MWC
Kevin Bretting, 1-meter diving
Ron Fogel, 200 butterfly
Alex Larkin, 100 and 200 breaststrokes
John Lynch, 3-meter diving

Men's Second Team All-MWC
Henry Holmberg, 200, 500 and 1650 freestyles
Kevin Bretting, 3-meter diving
John Lynch, 1-meter diving
Matt Urich, 200 butterfly

Women's First Team All-MWC
Saara Haapanen, 3-meter diving
Lindsey Russenberger, 100 and 200 breaststrokes
Aimee Stinson, 1650 freestyle
Brittany Wainwright, 1-meter diving

Women's Second Team All-MWC
Katie Bigger, 200 butterfly
Emily Keefer, 1-meter, 3-meter and platform diving
Tamara Lehnertz, 200 freestyle
Lindsey Russenberger, 200 individual medley
Erin Spadinger, 100 and 200 breaststrokes
Aimee Stinson, 500 freestyle
Heidi Thorson, 100 butterfly
Ginni van Katwijk, 3-meter and platform diving