'Dogs S/D Hand Out Season Awards
May 6, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State swimming and diving team held its Awards Banquet this past Sunday night and handed out season awards to five athletes and also awarded a scholarship.
Senior diver Hannah Prigge was named the team's MVP for diving. The Rocklin native holds nearly every school record for diving. She was a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships and also competed at the NCAA Zones all four years. Prigge was named to the All-Mountain West team for her performance on the 3-meter springboard and platform.
Lucy Titchin was named the MVP for swimming. The sophomore from Weston-Super-Mare, England finished the season ranked in the Top 20 in the Mountain West in both the 200 and 500 Freestyle. She set the school record in the 200 Free at the MW Championships with a time of 1:49.09. Titchin was also a part of the 800 Free Relay team that set a new school record with a time of 7:22.76 at the MW Championships.
The Most Improved Award went to sophomore Kelly Simmons. The sophomore posted a new career-best in the 500 Free this season with a time of 4:57.87 at the MW Championships. That time continued to fall all season and shattered her previous-best mark coming into the season.
Other awards were given to Hailee Baldwin (Most Inspirational) and Esme Gullick (Outstanding Freshman). These two freshman were a part of a roster that featured 15 freshman and sophomores out of 23 athletes.
Freshman diver Shelbie Holden was awarded the John A. Crosby First Team Diver Scholarship.
The swimming and diving program puts a cap on the year this Saturday when they host their Second annual Splash Dinner and Silent Auction at the Aquatics Center.
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