Allen and Watson Earn MWC Swimmer and Diver of the Week Awards

Freshman Brandon Watson earned his first MWC diver of the week award for his performances against Air Force and Wyoming (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West Conference Swimmer and Diver of the week awards were swept by BYU senior Brett Allen and freshman Brandon Watson on the men's side, while women's honors went to Utah junior Adrienne Coburn and New Mexico junior Carrie Quinn. Allen earned his second award of the year, while Watson, Coburn and Quinn were honored for the first time this season.

Allen, a Katy, Texas, native, helped both the 400 medley relay (3:24.46) and 400 freestyle relay (3:01.15) to wins in a victory past Air Force, which was previously undefeated in MWC action. Allen also won the 50 free, tying the BYU pool record with a 20.04 clocking. Against Wyoming, he helped the 200 medley relay to a 1:30.35 victory and again won the 50 free (20.50), retaining his undefeated status in that event.

Watson, from Riverton, Utah, scored better than 300 in all four of his event wins last week. Against Air Force, he posted a 330.75 on the one-meter dive and 391.35 at three meters, which is the best score in the MWC this season. Against the Cowboys, Watson turned in a 322.20 on the one-meter event and a 352.20 on the three-meter dive.

Coburn, a Park City, Utah, native, won seven events in conference action last week to lead the Utes to a 7-0 MWC mark. She helped the 400 medley relay to a 3:53.42 win past Wyoming before winning both the 200 IM (2:06.92) and the 200 breaststroke (2:19.80). Her time in the 200 IM is the fifth-best in the MWC, while her 200 breast time ranks second in the league this season. Against Air Force, Coburn had wins in the 200 medley relay (1:48.33), 200 free (1:53.69), 200 backstroke (2:07.68) and the 400 IM (4:30.26).

Quinn, from Clemente, Calif., won both evens against New Mexico State with scores of 316.88 in the one-meter dive and 307.65 in the three-meter event. Her three meter score is a season best for the Lobos and is currently the fifth-best score in the league this season.