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:
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