Wolf Pack swimming and diving gears up for Mountain West Championships

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RENO - NV The Mountain West Championships are almost here. After finishing third last year, the Wolf Pack swimming and diving team is hungry to return.

"Everyone is going to their limits and working on their recovery and working in the weight room, so we have a pretty good chance and I'm pretty positive. We are trying to bring the championship home," said sophomore Andressa Cholodovskis.

"We could push Boise State, which is kind of the favorite and potentially win the conference championship, but I like that that's all out there for us. We have every opportunity to do well," added Nevada head coach Brendon Bray.

One reason why the Wolf Pack are expected to do well is reigning Mountain West diver of the year Sharae Zheng who was also the NCAA diver of the year as sophomore.

"I'm just trying to do my best and do my every day practice, give it my all, and in competition I think it will show," said Zheng who's in her senior season.

"Sharae is really good at the process. She comes in each day, doesn't think too far in advance, she's really good at what she's doing, so she's focused completely on dryland when it's time to do dryland, when she's focused on a dive she's completely focused on that. She's a great model student athlete," added coach Bray.

Sophomore Andressa Cholodovskis has also emerged winning 14 races this season and she says it's all about having the right mindset.

"I'm always trying to be happy where I am and if I'm not happy, if I'm not having fun I'm not going anywhere, so my goal is always to be happy," said Cholodovskis.

"Andressa kind of puts herself in a position to improve every day. She's very consistent, she performs at a high level each day and when you see her race and you see her win that's kind of a result of what she's doing on a day to day basis," added Bray.

The Wolf Pack begin the Mountain West Championship on February 14.