Nevada's Debaji Named WAC Diver of the Week

By: WAC Email
By: WAC Email

DENVER – Nevada’s Aniesa Debaji was named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference diver of the week.

Debaji, a sophomore from Edmonton, Alberta (St. Francis Xavier HS), won both diving events in Nevada’s 184.5-110.5 dual meet victory over Fresno State on Friday.

Debaji scored 274.80 points on the 1-meter board and 313.58 points to capture top honors on the 3-meter.

Northern Arizona’s Fiona Connell was also named the WAC swimmer of the week.

Connell, a freshman from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia (Hill Sports), made her Lumberjack debut last week and won all three individual events she competed in.

At a double-dual meet against New Mexico State and Northern Colorado in Las Cruces, N.M., Connell won the 100-yard backstroke (56.84), 200 back (2:05.82) and 200 individual medley (2:09.36), while also leading off the victorious 200 medley relay (1:47.45).

Her time of 56.84 in the 100 back is the fastest in the WAC this year, while her 200 back time is the third fastest.

Other swimmers nominated: Dani Yoho, Fresno State; Marichi Gandionco, Nevada; and Kelly Conrad, New Mexico State.

Other divers nominated: Stacey Luke, Fresno State; and Taryn Harris, Northern Arizona.


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