14 Men, Seven Women Make All-MWC Swim Team

14 Men, Seven Women Make All-MWC Swim Team

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PROVO -- The Mountain West Swimming & Diving All-Conference team has been announced . On the men's side, BYU led the way with 14 first-team All-MWC honorees, followed by UNLV (12), Air Force (5), Wyoming (4) and Utah (1). Colorado State topped the women's list with eight first-team selections, while BYU and UNLV each had seven honorees. Utah had five women's swimmers earn first-team honors, New Mexico had three, Air Force two and San Diego State one.

Justin Wilcock was named MWC Diver of the Year for the second consecutive year. Diving coach Keith Russell was named MWC Diving Coach of the year while swim coach Tim Powers was named MWC Swimming Coach of the Year.

Below is a list of all Cougars to make first- and second-team All-MWC selections with events participated in at the 2002 Mountain West Conference Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. BYU captured the men's and women's MWC Championship for the third straight year. For complete listings, please go to the Mountain West web site: www.themwc.com

FIRST-TEAM ALL-MWC (Men)

Individuals

Justin Beardall, BYU (1-meter)

Randy Belliston, BYU (1650 free)

William Betz, BYU (50 free)

Andy Bradley, BYU (3-meter)

Christopher Johnson, BYU (100 back, 200 back)

Jeffrey Mason, BYU (200 free, 100 free)

Viraj, Patil, BYU (platform diving)

Brent Parker, BYU (50 free)

Aaron Russell, BYU (1-meter, 3-meter, platform)

Gary Tan, BYU (200 IM, 200 back)

Adam Ware, BYU (200 breast)

Justin Wilcock, BYU (1-meter, 3-meter, platform)

Relays

BYU 800 freestyle relay (Gary Tan, Jeffrey Mason, Randy Belliston, Christopher Johnson)

BYU 200 freestyle relay (Jeff Mason, William Betz, Kurt Mullen, Brent Parker)

BYU 400 medley relay (Christopher Johnson Adam Ware, Gary Tan, Jeff Mason)

BYU 400 freestyle relay (Brent Parker, Michael Mullen, William Betz, Jeffrey Mason)

SECOND-TEAM ALL-MWC (Men)

Individuals

Justin Beardall, BYU (3-meter, platform)

William Betz, BYU (100 free)

Christopher Johnson, BYU (500 free)

John Malfatt, BYU (100 back)

Michael Mullen, BYU (200 free)

Viraj Patil, BYU (1-meter, 3-meter)

Gary Tan, BYU (100 back)

Adam Ware, BYU (200 breast)

Relays

BYU 200 medley relay (Gary Tan, Adam Ware, Kurt Mullen, William Betz)

FIRST-TEAM ALL-MWC (Women)

Nichole Burrows, BYU (100 back)

Tamber Covington, BYU (100 breast, 200 breast)

Amanda Grant, BYU (200 breast)

Jamie Lambert, BYU (100 breast)

Heidi Lietz, BYU (50 free)

Ashlee Rumfallow, BYU (200 back)

Nikki Xanthos, BYU (200 breast)

Relays

BYU 200 freestyle relay (Heidi Lietz, Jamie Lambert, Nicki Xanthos, Nichole Burrows)

BYU 400 medley relay (Nichole Burrows, Jamie Lambert, Heidi Lietz, Ashlee Rumfallow)

SECOND-TEAM ALL-MWC (Women)

Individuals

Nichole Burrows, BYU (50 free, 200 back)

Tessa Clark, BYU (3-meter)

Kelli Einfeldt, BYU, (1-meter, 3-meter)

Monica Ferrell, BYU (200 fly)

Amanda Grant, BYU (100 breast)

Jamie Lambert, BYU (200 breast)

Heidi Lietz, BYU (100 free, 100 fly)

Rachel Mason, BYU (400 IM)

Ashlee Rumfallow, BYU (100 back)

Kathryn Rappleye, BYU (100 back)

Nikki Xanthos, BYU (100 breast)

Relays

BYU 200 medley relay (Ashlee Rumfallow, Amanda Grant, Heidi Leitz, Nichole Burrows)

BYU 400 freestyle relay (Nichole Burrows, Heidi Lietz, Amanda Grant, Ashlee Rumfallow)

2002 MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:

Men's Diver of the Year Justin Wilcock, BYU (Smithfield, Utah)

Women's Diver of the Year Sarah Law, Air Force (Parker, Colo.)

Men's Swimmer of the Year Jacint Simon, UNLV (Kecskemet, Hungary)

Women's Swimmer of the Year Lorena Diaconescu, UNLV (Bucharest, Romania)

Men's Diving Coach of the Year Keith Russell, BYU

Women's Diving Coach of the Year Stan Curnow, Air Force

Men's Swimming Coach of the Year Tim Powers, BYU

Women's Swimming Coach of the Year Mike Litzinger, Utah