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.