Russell Named MWC Diver of the Week

Senior Aaron Russell was named MWC Diver of the Week for the second time this year. Russell is undefeated in competition this season.

COLORADO SPRINGS -- For the second time this season BYU senior diver Aaron Russell has been named the Mountain West Conference Diver of the Week.

Russell, a Provo, Utah native, swept both diving events, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at the BYU Diving Invitational that saw divers from Colorado State, Utah, and UNLV come to compete in the two-day event.

The two-time All-American is undefeated in competition this season, winning both diving events at all three of the Cougars meets this season, including a victory over Florida State's All-American diver Louie Gagnet.

"That was a high-level contest," said BYU diving coach Keith Russell, who is also Aaron's father, in reference to his son's win over Gagnet. "It was a well earned victory for Aaron."

Russell, who is expected to win the MWC Championship, has posted the best diving scores in the conference this season.