Sept. 18, 2012
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada swimming and diving team was picked to finish eighth in its inaugural season in the Mountain West on Tuesday by the conference's head coaches.
The Wolf Pack earned 17 points, finishing one spot ahead of Air Force (11) and one spot behind Fresno State (22).
San Diego State was selected as the favorite to win the Mountain West in 2012-13, one point ahead of defending champion Boise State. The Aztecs collected four first-place votes and 60 total points, while Boise State was selected to finish second with 59 points and claimed five first-place votes. One point also separates third and fourth place as UNLV collected 48 points for third place, just ahead of Wyoming in fourth with 47 points. Colorado State (34 points) and New Mexico (26 points) claimed fifth and sixth place, respectively, followed by Fresno State (seventh, 22 points), Nevada (eighth, 17 points) and Air Force (ninth, 11 points).
The Pack finished fifth at the WAC Championships in its final season in the conference in 2011-12 collecting multiple individual honors in the process. Grace Huang was named the diver of the year and her coach, Jian Li You, was named the diving coach of the year as well. Jojo Mi won the 500 and 1,650-yard freestyle for the second consecutive year and was within a second of taking the crown in the 200-yard freestyle.