Dockendorf Named WAC Swimmer of the Week
Oct. 19, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's Michelle Dockendorf was named the Verizon WAC Swimmer of the Week for Oct. 13-19.
"We are very excited for Michelle," said head coach Jeanne Fleck. "Michelle did a great job this weekend and swam very well. This is a great honor to start her collegiate career and it is only the beginning."
Dockendorf, a freshman from Santa Barbara, Calif. (Dos Pueblos), scored the most points for the Bulldogs as she placed in the top-10 in six events at the University of Pacific Invite on Oct. 15-16.
In her first collegiate swim meet, Dockendorf was the individual winner in the 200-yard breaststroke, recording a time of 2:21.79. She also claimed fourth in the 400 IM, eighth in the 100 breast, sixth in the 200 IM and helped the 800 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay teams to a seventh-place finish.
Dockendorf helped Fresno State earn nearly a third of its points (111 out of 346), as the Bulldogs took fourth place.
Dockendorf started her collegiate career with a victory in the 200-yard breaststroke and over the summer of 2010 she claimed another victory in this same event. Dockendorf qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trial Standards in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:34.44. She competed at the California Junior Olympics in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and the USA Swimming established time standard for the 200-yard breaststroke is 2:35.99.
Other swimmers nominated: Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn, Nevada; Darcie Anderson, San Jose State.
"We Are Your Team!" - The Bulldog women's swimming and diving are home for two weekend as they take on Fresno Pacific, Oct. 23 and Nevada, Oct. 30. Both meets will begin at noon and are being held at Clovis North Aquatics Center and admission is free.