Nov. 22, 2016
BOISE, Idaho â€" Boise State senior Brittany Aoyama was named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week for the second time this year, the conference announced Tuesday.
Aoyama, who has now claimed the honor nine times over here career, competed in seven events at the Art Adamson Invitational in Mansfield, Texas, last Thursday-Saturday, grabbing one win (200 free relay), four second-place finishes (400 free relay, 800 free relay, 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly) a third-place finish (100 free) and a fifth-place finish (400 medley relay). Her performance helped the Broncos finish third in the seven-team field with 522.5 points.
All of Aoyama's times over the weekend were the fastest in the Mountain West this season, with thre of her event times ranking in the national top 7 through Nov. 20 (200 FR, fourth; 800 FR, seventh; 100 fly, seventh).
The Bronco senior set the school record in the 100 fly, touching the pad in 52.04 to eclipse Amber Boucher's five-year-old mark of 52.05 by one-hundredth of a second. Aoyama opened the meet by swimming on Boise State's 200 free relay which captured first place in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:29.58.
Aoyama went on to swim a personal-best 22.45 in the 50 free, taking second place, and finished third in the 100 free with a time of 49.33. She actually topped that mark as the leadoff leg of Boise State's 400 free relay, swimming a 49.03, 25th-fastest in the country through Nov. 20. All three of her individual event times went for NCAA B cuts, giving her four total for the weekend including the 200 free relay.
Boise State hosts Utah at the Boise West YMCA next Saturday (Dec. 3) at 11 a.m.