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Three Utes Earn Mountain West Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week

Michael Glasson was named MWC Diver of the Week.

Michael Glasson was named MWC Diver of the Week.

Oct. 21, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Utah freshman Whitney Lopus and senior Anna Braszkiwiecz earned the first Mountain West Conference women's swimmer and diver of the week for the 2008-2009 season and Michael Glasson was named the MWC men's diver of the week.

Glasson, a junior from Price, Utah, earned the award for the first time in his collegiate career for his performance against the University of Washington on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4. He finished first in the 1-meter springboard with a score of 125.75 and first in the 3-meter, scoring 200.00.

Lopus, coming to Utah from Scottsdale, Ariz., has won nine events this season, including the 200 freestyle (1:50.68), 100 butterfly (55.52), 400 free relay (3:26.25) and 200 medley relay (1:46.91) in Utah's first meet against then-No. 24 Washington and Boise State. Lopus also took first place in three events in the second meet over the weekend against the Huskies and Broncos, finishing the 100 free in 51:92, the 100 fly in 55.92, and the 200 fly in 2:06.05. In the opening MWC dual meet at San Diego State on Oct. 11, Lopus broke an Aztec Aquaplex record by finishing the 500 free in 4:57.36 to finish first. The freshman also keyed the Utes' 400 free relay, who won in 3:31.46 to set a new pool record. This is the first time she has been named swimmer of the week.

Braszkiwiecz, hailing from Warsaw, Poland, started the 2008-09 season undefeated on the 3-meter springboard. The senior earned back-to-back 3-meter titles in the Oct. 3 and 4 meets vs. Washington and Boise State, scoring 243.14 and 254.25, respectively. At San Diego State, Braszkiwiecz topped the competition by scoring 248.70 points on the 3-meter board. She also finished first at Boise State on the 1-meter board on Oct. 4 and she has finished in the top two places in every event this season. This will also be her first time named the MWC diver of the week.

 

 

All three are preparing for the Utes first home meet of the season against the University of Denver Nov. 1 at the Ute Natatorium at 1 pm.
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