DENVER, Colo. - Boise State freshman Stephanie North has been named the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week for the first week of competition, Sept. 29-Oct. 5.
North, a native of Klamath Falls, Ore. (Henley HS), made an immediate impact in her debut for Boise State as she was on two relay teams that set new school records while recording three records of her own last weekend against Utah and No. 24 Washington. North set schools records in the 50 free (24.06) as well as the 100 free (52.11), and defeated Washington with her 100 free time. She was also a member of the 200 free relay which set a school record with a time of 1:38.49 to finish second to both opponents. The freshman capped off her Bronco debut with yet another school record in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:36.12.
This marks just the second time in Boise State school history that a Bronco has received this award. Junior captain Katelyn Lofland was the first swimmer at Boise State to garner the honor for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2 after turning in a then career-best and school-record time of 17:24.70 in the 1,650-yard freestyle event at the Husky Invitational.
The other nominee included: San Jose State's Heather Denman competed in her first collegiate meet at Stanford and finished second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.77, good enough for fourth on the San Jose State all-time list. She also came in third place in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:04.99, which was sixth all-time in school history.