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February 11, 2010

Swimming and Diving’s Harris Claims Second WAC Award

DENVER, Colo. – Northern Arizona swimming and diving’s Taryn Harris was selected Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week. Harris finished first on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards in a double dual last weekend in San Diego, Calif.

Harris, from East Wenatchee, Wash., led NAU diving to wins against San Diego and San Diego State on both boards while helping the Lumberjacks place first, second, and third in each event.

Harris won on the 1-meter with a score of 273.30 and scored 305.30 on the 3-meter. The junior diver finished 20 points ahead of the teammate Cassie Anderson on the 1-meter and 40 points ahead of teammate Lana Christensen on the 3-meter.

The diver of the week award was the second for Harris this season and the fourth diving award for the Lumberjacks this year.  The swimming team has totaled two awards this year with Fi Connell winning twice.

Harris and the Lumberjacks were competing in their final dual meet of the season and will participate in the WAC Championships on February 24-27.

Other divers nominated: Stacey Luke, Fresno State; and Amanda Morrow, Idaho.

Other swimmers nominated: Heidi Gjoen, Fresno State; Cortnee Hanson, Idaho; Fi Connell, Northern Arizona; and Caitlin Macky, San Jose State.

DID YOU KNOW…The Lumberjacks had 11 of the 15 intercollegiate teams record a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher led by women’s soccer at 3.42. Women’s basketball was close behind at 3.39, followed by women’s cross country (3.35), women’s golf (3.29), swimming and diving (3.25) volleyball (3.22) and men’s cross country (3.19).