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.