Governor's Series Matchup
UNLV at Lombardi Pool next Saturday
17 individual top 10 finishes
Five MW teams to compete
Pack places third at MW Championship
2015-16 (Jr.): Earned All-Mountain West honors in the pool and MW All-Academic honors in the classroom … Competed in all seven regular season events, the U.S. Winter Nationals and the Mountain West Championships … Advanced to the A finals in three events, placing third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.33), fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.41) and fifth in the 200-yard IM (2:00.03) at the Mountain West Championships to earn all-conference honors and lead Nevada to its first MW conference title in program history … Tallied 13 top-three finishes and three event titles in the regular season … Also competed in the 100 and 200 breast and the 200 IM at the U.S. Winter Nationals … Helped lead the Wolf Pack to an undefeated 10-0 record, the first Mountain West championship in program history and a top 25 CSCAA national ranking … Letterwinner.
2014-15 (So.): Named to the All-Mountain West team in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM … Named to the MW All-Academic team … On the season, swam in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, 100 free, 100 fly and 200 IM … Provided Nevada’s top time in the 100-yard breaststroke with a career-best time of 1:01.73, placing fourth at the Mountain West Championships … Also posted career-best times and fifth place finishes in the conference meet in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.63) and the 200-yard IM (2:00.31) … Was a member of Nevada’s 200 and 400 medley relay teams that set program records … Placed first in the 100 breaststroke against Fresno State, UC Davis and San Jose State … Placed first in the 100-yard butterfly against Cal State East Bay … Tallied four first place finishes and 13 top-three finishes on the season … Helped Nevada post an 8-2 dual record and place third at the MW Championships … Letterwinner.
2013-14 (Fr.): Named to the Mountain West Women’s Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team … Advanced to the finals of the 100-yard breaststroke at the Mountain West Championships, placing eighth in 1:02.51 … Placed third in the 200-yard IM ‘B’ finals (2:01.58) and 11th overall, and placed sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke ‘B’ finals and 14th overall (2:17.42) at the conference championships … Named to the Mountain West Academic All-Conference team … Tallied a runner-up finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.59) in her first collegiate meet … Secured first medalist honor against Fresno State, winning the 100 breaststroke (1:06.66) … Against UC Davis, placed fifth in the 50 free (24.92) … Placed fourth in the 50 free (25.31) against UCSB … Placed second in the 200 IM (2:10.18) and third in the 50 free (25.09) against Cal State East Bay … Earned a runner-up finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.80) and a sixth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke against San Jose State … Placed third in the 200 (2:23.30) and fourth in the 100 (1:05.91) breaststroke in a tri-meet vs. Wyoming and UNLV … Helped the Pack earn Scholar All-America team honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.37 … Letterwinner.
PRIOR TO NEVADA
Shined brightest in sprint-breaststroke events during her junior career in Mexico ... Both her 100 and 200-meter breast times are good enough to earn a place at the most recent Olympic Trials ... Her 100 long-course time equates to a 1:02.39 ... 200 long course time breaks down to a 2:15.62.
Born Arantxa Medina in Hermosillo, Mexico ... Daughter of Javier Medina and Carmen Alegria ... Both parents are teachers ... Has one brother, Javier ... Has two sisters Olympia and Alexa.