DENVER – Grand Canyon's Daniil Antipov and Wyoming's Ryan Russi have been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 22-28.
Antipov, a senior from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, led the Lopes with three individual victories in a win over Simon Fraser. His best performance came in the 100 butterfly as he recorded a 47.19 and made NCAA B Cut. He also won the 1,000 freestyle (9:32.87) and the 200 butterfly (1:47.46). Antipov leads the WAC in the 100 and 200 butterfly.
Russi, a senior from Murrieta, Calif., won the 1-meter dive and placed second in the 3-meter in a dual against UNLV. He tallied 291.08 points for first in the 1-meter and followed with a season-high 314.70 points on the 3-meter to earn runner-up. This was his second straight meet winning the 1-meter. Russi posted 13 points for the Cowboys in a 156-140 win.
Other swimmer nominees: Scott Tolman of California Baptist took first in the 100 and 200 breaststroke against Air Force… UNLV's Hayden Hemmens holds the sixth fastest WAC time in the 200 freestyle and backstroke… David Murphy of Wyoming scored 26 points for the Cowboys while winning the 50 and 100 freestyles.
Other diver nominees: California Baptist's Garret Chew placed top-two in both boards stealing first on the 3-meter with 298.10 points… Pietro Hufnagel Toscani of Grand Canyon swept both diving events tallying 334.55 on the 1-meter and 339.85 on the 3-meter… UNLV's Tazman Abramowicz earned first and second posting 225.63 points to win the 3-meter.