DENVER (Jan. 25)-New Mexico State senior swimmer Kelly Conrad was named the Verizon WAC Swimmer of the Week, for Jan. 17-23. This is the first time she has earned the award this season and third time in her career.
Conrad led NM State to a pair of road wins at Northern Colorado and Colorado State, Jan. 21-22. Her performances lifted the Aggies to victory over Northern Colorado. She swam the anchor leg of the winning 200-medley relay (48.14), and also claimed victory in the 50 free with a time of 24.69. Conrad went on to wrap up the 132-108 victory for the Aggies as the leadoff leg for the winning 200-free relay team (1:36.29).
Her two individual wins against Colorado State helped propel the Aggies to their first-ever victory over the Rams in 14 dual meets. Conrad claimed the top spot in the 100 free, recording a season-best time of 51.98 in the event, and in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.71. The Aggies won the meet, 156.5-143.5.
“Kelly is having a special season and as our captain and senior she is certainly taking advantage of everyday she has left in the pool,” head coach Rick Pratt said. “I thought her performances were great this past weekend, and it is an honor for her to receive this award.
“There were lots of great swims this past weekend, and we’re excited to watch everything unfold heading into the WAC Championships.”
The Aggies host New Mexico, Feb. 5 at noon, in the regular season finale. The meet is also senior day for the Aggies.