Wyoming's Storz Again Named MWC Men's Swimmer of the Week

Dec. 5, 2001


Wyoming junior Damian Storz and BYU junior Justin Wilcock have been named Mountain West Conference men's swimmer and diver of the week, respectively.

Storz, a Woodlands, Calif., native earned his second swimmer of the week award of the season with impressive individual and relay performances at the Mountain West Conference Invitational Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and the Rebel Relays on Dec. 2. He not only placed in the top-four in each of his individual performances last week, but helped the Cowboys to three top-two finishes in relay events. At the MWC Invitational, Storz finished first in the 1650-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 16:32.02, and second in the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley with season-best times of 4:36.52 and 4:04.52, respectively. Storz also turned in a third-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (1:55.62), a fourth place finish in 200-yard individual medley (a season-high, 1:56.55) and helped the 800-yard freestyle team to a second place finish with a time of 6:57.96. At the Rebel Relays, he was a member of both the 600-yard freestyle relay team, bringing home a victory in 5:06.51, and the 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished second in 2:09.11.

Wilcock, a two-time diver of the week award recipient, was victorious in both the 1-meter springboard and 3-meter springboard at the BYU Diving Invitational last week in Provo. In the 1-meter, he scored 338.55 points for the victory, while tallying 373.5 points in the 3-meter, bettering the second place finisher by 35 points.

The Cowboys return to action on Friday, Dec. 7 in Colorado Springs at the Colorado College Classic, while the BYU diving team will compete at the Arizona Diving Invitational on Jan. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.

This week in the MWC: No other MWC teams compete this week.