The Fresno State swimming and diving team is 1-1 on the season heading into an eventful weekend.
Oct. 31, 2011
Complete Weekly Release
FRESNO, Calif. -
The Fresno State swimmers travel to Stockton, Calif. to compete at the University of the Pacific in a double dual meet on Friday, Nov. 4. The 'Dogs start swimming at 4 p.m. as they take on Pacific (1-2) and Seattle University (0-3). While their teammates make a splash in Stockton, the Fresno State divers head down south to compete at the USC Diving Invitational in Los Angeles, Calif. The invite starts Friday, Nov. 4 and concludes on Saturday, Nov. 5. This event marks the first diving invitational for the 'Dogs in the 2011-12 season.
Scouting This Week's Competition
Pacific Swimming and Diving: The Tigers are1-2 on the season, most recently defeating CSU Bakersfield. Their losses have been to UC Davis and Nevada. At its Pacific Invitational, the Tigers took second behind first place finishers BYU and in front of third place finishers San Diego.
Seattle University Swimming and Diving: The Redhawks are 0-3 on the season with losses to UC Davis, Idaho, and Oregon State. At an invitational in Boise, Idaho, the Redhawks came in third, behind Boise State and New Mexico.
Prigge Named Sysco Student-Athlete Of The Week
Fresno State's Hannah Prigge broke an eight year old 3-meter dual meet diving school record at Nevada's Lombardi pool in Reno, Nev. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Prigge, a sophomore from Rocklin, Calif. scored a 295.73 on the 3-meter dive, breaking the Fresno State school record from 2002-03 previously held by Ashleigh Raley's 288.15. Prigge's high score was good for a NCAA Zone E Qualifying score, which needed to be a total of 280 points or higher. The 3-meter dive, 295.18 was also a new career best for Prigge, breaking her old best score of 283.75 in 2010-11. This record breaking dive helped name Prigge as the Fresno State Sysco Student Athlete of the Week for Oct. 24-31.
Bulldogs Fall Short In Nevada
Despite some strong individual performances and a new school record, the Bulldogs swam in seconds too late falling to Nevada 158.5-141.5. Sophomore diver Hannah Prigge scored a 295.73 on the 3-meter dive, breaking an eight-year-old Fresno State school record from 2002-03 previously held by Ashleigh Raley's 288.15. Senior Heidi Gjoen won both of her events, the 100 and 200 Yard Backstroke and was the lead leg for the 400 Yard Medley Relay team that finished first in its event. The relay team also included Britney Vogel, Rayanne Nguyen, and Dani Yoho.
Luke Earns First WAC Honor
Fresno State's Stacey Luke was named the Verizon WAC Diver of the Week for Oct. 17-23. Luke, a junior from Kenmore, Wash. (Inglemoor HS), won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions against Fresno Pacific. She scored a 267.05 on the 1-meter dive, good for a NCAA Zone diving qualification mark, and scored 272.10 on the 3-meter dive. Luke's performance helped Fresno State open the new Fresno State Aquatics Center with a 169-118 victory.
"We Are Your Team!" - The Fresno State swimming and diving team will return home on Saturday, Nov. 12 to compete against UC Davis.