Aoyama, Cortney Earn Weekly Conference Honors

Oct. 30, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- The Mountain West Conference has announced Boise State's freshman swimmer Brittany Aoyama and senior diver Ciera Cortney as its swimmer and diver of the week, for competition from Oct. 21-29. This is Aoyama's second weekly accolade and the third of Cortney's career.

Aoyama helped Boise State to a dual meet win over BYU last week. The Stockton, Calif., native won two individual events and two relays at BYU. The freshman won the 50-freestyle in 23.88 and the 100-butterfly in 55.02. Aoyama helped the 200-yard freestyle relay to a victory in 1:34.92 with a split of 22.76, as well as the 400 medley relay (3:48.15 with a 54.16 split).

Aoyama placed in the top three in three individual events at Utah, including a win in the 50-yard freestyle (23.85). She finished in second in the 100-yard butterfly (55.02) and third in the 100-yard freestyle (52.05). The Linden High School graduate helped the 200-yard medley relay to a second place finish with a time of 1:44.02 with Aoyama finishing the butterfly leg in 24.34.

Cortney, the Las Vegas native, set a Boise State record on the 3-meter springboard at BYU with a 324.15. She also won the 1-meter event with a score of 304.2. Cortney won the 3-meter against Utah with a score of 306.45 and placed second in the 1-meter with a 288.85. All of her scores over the weekend earn qualification to 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
Oct. 23 - Anika Apostalon, Fr., San Diego State
Oct. 30 - 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
Oct. 23 - Ariana Milone, So., Colorado State
Oct. 30 - Ciera Cortney, Sr., Boise State

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