DENVER Nevada senior Courtney Eads has been named the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week, for the week of Oct. 6-12.
Eads, a senior from Upland, Calif. (Oregon State), won all six events in which she competed at the WAC Shoot-Out (Las Cruces, N.M.), swimming four strokes as the Pack went 4-1 in five duals to open the season. Friday, she won three individual events including the longest two races of the day, the 500 and 1000-freestyle events in times of 5:04.42 and 10:26.02, respectively. The senior also won the 200-yard Individual Medley the same day. In Saturday’s events, she improved on her 500-yard freestyle time by coming in first at 5:03.00 and also won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.50. She also swam the final leg of Nevada’s 400-yard medley relay team that finished 3:53.11.
Other nominees included: San Jose State’s Heather Denman was the Spartans’ top individual performer for the second straight week leading them to a perfect 5-0 record at the WAC Shoot-Out with her first place finish in the 200-yard backstroke, good for fourth on the school’s all-time list. New Mexico State’s Maria Spies won the 200-yard breaststroke by shattering a school record by two seconds with a time of 2:17.44. Chelsea Lopus of Boise State finished the WAC Shoot-Out with four wins and two school records.