DENVER, Colo. - Boise State junior Katelyn LoFland has been named the Western Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week, for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2. This is the first career WAC Athlete of the Week honor for LoFland.
LoFland, a native of Meridian, Idaho (Akron), turned in a career-best and school-record time of 17:24.70 in the 1,650-yard freestyle event, leading the Broncos' charge in the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash. LoFland crushed the previous Bronco school record by other three minutes and was the top finisher of the weekend for Boise State. LoFland is currently the top-ranked swimmer in the WAC in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
Other nominees included: Meghann Percy of New Mexico State earned a pair of top honors and lifetime best marks as the Aggies notched wins against both Texas Permian Basin and Grand Canyon, registering a win in the 800-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.28 and touching the wall first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:19.36 . Kim Kopra of Northern Arizona swam a personal-best and school-record time of 1:04.03 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the USA Swimming Short Course National Championships in Atlanta, Ga, which currently is the top-ranked time in the WAC in the event.