Murdock and Ortiz Named MWC Divers of the Week

Nov. 12, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming divers Mark Murdock and Stephanie Ortiz were named Mountain West Conference Divers of the Week on Tuesday. For Murdock its his first honor of the season and the second for Ortiz.

Murdock, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, had season-best performances last week against Colorado School of Mines. The UW sophomore scored 290.85 to win the one-meter springboard, followed by an event-winning 292.72 on the three-meter board.

Ortiz, a product of Colorado Springs, Colo., broke the Wyoming and Corbett Pool records with her six-dive total of 300.22 on the one-meter springboard against New Mexico. The junior also won the three-meter title by scoring 283.28.

UNLV sophomore John Mendoza and BYU junior Natasha Menezes were named MWC Swimmers of the Week.