Aoyama, Broncos Claim National Honors
Jan. 25, 2017

  • Fall 2016 CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

    BOISE, Idaho - Wednesday brought more honors for Boise State swimming and diving, as Brittany Aoyama was named College Swimming News National Swimmer of the Week, and Boise State was named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

    For Aoyama it is the second time in her career that she has earned College Swimming News' national honor, having first been recognized Nov. 3, 2015. She claimed this second weekly honor, in addition to her 11th-career Mountain West Swimmer of the Week honor, after winning seven events last weekend and helping Boise State go 3-0 over head-to-head meets at Wyoming and No. 22 Denver. The Stockton, Calif. native went 4-for-4 at Wyoming last Friday, sweeping the 50 and 100 frees in addition to winning her signature event, the 100 fly, and being part of Boise State's victorious 400 free relay. The next day, in a tri-meet at No. 22 Denver that included Colorado Mesa, Aoyama hit NCAA B cuts in her 100 fly and 100 free victories in addition to taking the 200 fly. Her altitude-adjusted times in the 100 fly (53.81) and 200 fly (2:01.54) each rank as the second-fastest in the Mountain West this season.

    On the academic side, the Broncos were named a Scholar All-America team by the CSCAA for the Fall 2016 semester, posting a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.61. That figure was tied for 10th among all Division I swimming and diving programs. To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the fall semester.

    Boise State swimming hosts its final meet of the season this Saturday (Jan. 28) at 11 a.m. at the Boise West YMCA, taking on Nevada and Northern Arizona. The Bronco divers travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the AFA Diving Invitational Friday-Saturday.

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