Aoyama, Cortney Receive Weekly Honors

Oct. 16, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - The Mountain West Conference has announced Boise State freshman Brittany Aoyama and senior Ciera Cortney as its swimmer and diver of the week, for the week of competition through Oct. 10-13. This is Aoyama's first award, and Cortney's second of the year.

Brittany Aoyama has impressed in her first two collegiate competitions. Last week at the Bulldog Invitational in Fresno, Calif., the Stockton, Calif., native won three individual titles and swam on five winning relays. The Linden High School graduate won every race she swam last week.

Aoyama clocked in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.95, setting a pool record previously held by Olympic gold medalist Rachel Bootsma. Her individual times currently rank first in the Mountain West, and her 100-butterfly time ranks eighth in the nation. The freshman clocked a 24.29 in the 50-yard butterfly, and led off the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 1:51.50. Boise State's 800 freestyle relay touched in at 7:33.32, which currently holds for the fourth fastest time in the nation. Aoyama also anchored the 200-yard freestyle relay in 23.01.

Ciera Cortney has made her name known this season. The reigning Mountain West diver of the week has garnered her second weekly accolade of the year. The Las Vegas native set a Fresno State pool record in the 1-meter springboard with a score of 306.30. Cortney's score was also high enough for the third-highest score in Boise State history. At the Bulldog Invitational, she bettered her personal best in the 3-meter springboard with a score of 317.17, second highest in Bronco history. With her scores from last weekend, Cortney holds five of the top-10 3-meter scores in Boise State history. Both her scores in the 1-meter and 3-meter earned Cortney qualification to the NCAA Zones in March.

2013-14 Mountain West Women's Swimmers of the Week
Oct. 10 - Felicity Cann, Fr., Boise State
Oct. 16 - Brittany Aoyama, Fr., Boise State

2013-14 Mountain West Women's Divers of the Week
Oct. 10 - Ciera Cortney, Sr., Boise State
Oct. 16 - Ciera Cortney, Sr., Boise State


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