Hartigan and Kalms earned Athlete of the Year honors
Scott Usher is entering his first season as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Wyoming. Last season, Usher was a fifth year student assistant with the swimming and diving program while he finished his degree in Criminal Justice.
Usher is without a doubt the most decorated swimmer in the history of the University of Wyoming. In 2004, he became the first Wyoming swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games when he placed seventh in the world in the 200-meter breaststroke. He was a four-time First Team All-American and earned five total All-American honors during his storied career. He was a six time Mountain West Conference Champion and holds the conference and the University of Wyoming record in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. During his career at Wyoming, Usher won 35 of 36 dual meet breaststroke races.
He has been a member of the United States National Team since 2004 and has competed in numerous national and international meets. Most recently, in August of 2006 he placed second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 breaststroke at the ConocoPhillips National Championships, securing his spot on the US National Team.
Usher is currently continuing his training while assisting the Wyoming swimming and diving program.