Mi, Huang Sweep Weekly MW Honors


Grace Huang (left) and Mengjiao Mi (right) swept the Mountain West weekly swimming and diving honors, the conference announced on Wednesday

Grace Huang (left) and Mengjiao Mi (right) swept the Mountain West weekly swimming and diving honors, the conference announced on Wednesday

Oct. 31, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nevada senior Mengjiao Mi and junior Grace Huang have earned Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week honors, respectively, for meets contested from Oct. 24-30, 2012. It is the first Mountain West career honor for both student-athletes.

Mi, a native of Beijing, China, recorded first-place finishes in five individual events in the Wolf Pack's dual meets vs. MW foe Fresno State and non-conference opponents Pacific and Fresno Pacific. On Friday, Oct. 26, against the Tigers, the senior clocked respective times of 52.64 and 5:10.17 in the 100-yard and 500-yard freestyle to claim first in both events, while adding a second-place finish in the 200 free (1:51.36). She also anchored Nevada's 400-yard medley relay that took second in 3:58.43. Mi followed suit on Saturday, Oct. 27, by sweeping the sprint freestyle events in a double-dual meet vs. Fresno State and Fresno Pacific. She paced the field in the 100 free with a time of 52.23, which ranks fifth in the Conference this season, and followed with winning marks in the 200 free (1:52.63) and 500 free (5:06.85). Mi capped the week by swimming the final leg in the Wolf Pack's first-place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:29.88), as Nevada defeated the Bulldogs, 154-141, and downed the Sunbirds, 154-80.

Huang, who hails from Kaohsiun City, Taiwan, posted NCAA zone-qualifying scores in both springboard events at the Wolf Pack's double-dual meet in Fresno, Calif. The junior, who placed second on the 1-meter springboard after tallying 289.50 points, captured a first-place finish on the 3-meter board with a mark of 321.00.

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Swimmer of the Week
Oct. 10 - Mikaela Macklin, Jr., San Diego State
Oct. 17 - Dani Yoho, Sr., Fresno State
Oct. 24 - Melanie Garibaldi, Sr., San Diego State
Oct. 31 - Mengjiao Mi, Sr., Nevada


 

 

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Diver of the Week
Oct. 10 - Aubrey Bush, Sr., New Mexico
Oct. 17 - Stacey Luke, Sr., Fresno State
Oct. 24 - Ariana Milone, Fr., Colorado State
Oct. 31 - Grace Huang, Jr., Nevada 

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