DENVER, Colo. - Boise State's Amber Boucher and Northern Arizona's Megan Collier have been named Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 19-25.
Boucher, a freshman from Keizer, Ore. (McNary HS), powered the Broncos to a 175-11 win against in-state rival Idaho, their first win against the Vandals in the program's three-year history. The freshman swam the butterfly leg of Boise State's record-breaking 200 medley relay. She also had first-place finishes in the 50 free (24.01) and the 100 fly (57.26). She was nearly two and a half seconds ahead of her closest competitor in the 100 fly. Her times were good for eighth and ninth in the WAC, respectively. This marks the second time this season a BSU swimmer has earned the weekly award.
This marks the first time in her career that Boucher has been named swimmer of the week. She joins Stephanie North, who was given to the honor earlier this season, and Katelyn Lofland, who earned the honor last season, as the only Broncos to earn the weekly award.
Other swimming nominees included: San Jose State's Lauren Mar, Northern Arizona's Meredith Egloria and Idaho's Elizabeth Jagusch.