Scott Usher Named to MWC 10th Anniversary Swimming Team

Oct. 16, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

On Wednesday, the Mountain West Conference announced its 10th Anniversary Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Teams. Included on the men's team was former Wyoming Cowboy Scott Usher.

Usher was a five-time All American for the Cowboys from 2002-2005. He was the first Cowboy swimmer to make the U.S. Olympic team, which he did so in 2004 and had a seventh place finish in the 200 breaststroke. Usher also won six MWC breaststroke championships in his UW career.

The teams were selected by a combined panel of media, institutional and conference personnel, as well as an online fan poll. In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must have been a top finisher at the MWC or NCAA championships.

Anniversary teams will be chosen for each of the 19 conference-sponsored sports during the 2008-09 seasons in celebration of the Mountain West's 10th anniversary.

Mountain West Men's Swimming & Diving 10th Anniversary Team
Student-Athlete School Years Competed in MWC Championship Titles
Brett Allen BYU 2004 - 2007 50 Freestyle 2006, 2007
100 Freestyle 2007
Joe Bartoch UNLV 2002 - 2006 100 Butterfly 2003, 2005, 2006
100 Freestyle 2006
Richard Hortness UNLV 2006 - 2008 200 Freestyle 2007, 2008
50 Freestyle 2008
100 Freestyle 2008
Jonathan Hugo UNLV 2001 - 2005 50 Freestyle 2003, 2004
100 Freestyle 2003
100 Backstroke 2003, 2004, 2005
Chris Knaute Air Force 2003 - 2007 1650 Freestyle 2004, 2005, 2006
500 Freestyle 2005, 2006, 2007
400 Individual Medley 2005, 2006, 2007
Sterling Richards Utah 2003 - 2006 3-Meter Diving 2004, 2005, 2006
1-Meter Diving 2006
Aaron Russell BYU 1999 - 2003 1-Meter Diving 2000, 2003
3-Meter Diving 2001, 2003
Platform Diving 2003
Jacint Simon UNLV 1999 - 2002 200 Freestyle 2000, 2001, 2002
500 Freestyle 2000, 2001, 2002
200 Butterfly 2000
1650 Freestyle 2001
100 Freestyle 2002
Scott Usher Wyoming 2001 - 2005 200 Breaststroke 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
100 Breaststroke 2003, 2004
Justin Wilcock BYU 1999 - 2002 1-Meter Diving 2001, 2002
Platform Diving 2001, 2002
3-Meter Diving 2002
Bold indicates Swimmer or Diver of the Year selection

Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving 10th Anniversary Team
Student-Athlete School Years Competed in MWC Championship Titles
Becca Barras New Mexico 2001 - 2005 1-Meter Diving 2003, 2004, 2005
Platform Diving 2004, 2005
Kim Bonney UNLV 2004 - 2008 200 Breaststroke 2005, 2008
100 Breaststroke 2008
200 Individual Medley 2008
Brittany Davis-Burk BYU 2003 - 2007 500 Freestyle 2004, 2005, 2006
200 Backstroke 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
100 Backstroke 2006, 2007
Lorena Diaconescu UNLV 1999 - 2002 100 Freestyle 2000, 2001, 2002
200 Freestyle 2000, 2001, 2002
500 Freestyle 2000, 2001
200 Individual Medley 2002
Angela Goodson-Price BYU 2004 - 2008 100 Butterfly 2006, 2007
200 Individual Medley 2006, 2007
200 Butterfly 2007, 2008
Sarah Law Air Force 1999 - 2003 Platform Diving 2001
1-Meter Diving 2001, 2002
3-Meter Diving 2002
Kelsey Patterson Utah 2004 - 2007 3-Meter Diving 2005, 2007
1-Meter Diving 2006
Platform Diving 2006, 2007
Kristen Schneider Colorado State 2000 - 2004 100 Backstroke 2001, 2002, 2004
200 Backstroke 2001
200 Individual Medley 2003, 2004
Raluca Udroiu UNLV 2001 - 2003, 2004 - 2005 200 Backstroke 2002, 2003
400 Individual Medley 2002
100 Backstroke 2003, 2005
200 Individual Medley 2005
Amber Walter Utah 2005 - 07 50 Freestyle 2006, 2007
100 Breaststroke 2006, 2007
100 Freestyle 2007
Bold indicates Swimmer or Diver of the Year selection