DENVER, Colo. – Northern
Arizona swimmer Fi Connell and diver Lana Christensen were selected
Verizon Wireless WAC Swimmer and Diver of the Week, the conference
announced on Wednesday. Connell picked up her second weekly honor
this season while Christensen notched her first of 2009-10.
Connell continued her brilliant fall season against Boise State accounting for four of the six NAU wins facing its second-WAC opponent of the season. Connell, a freshman from Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, won three individual events on Friday and led off the 200-yard medley relay which finished first as well.
She won the 100-yard backstroke (56.67), 200-yard backstroke (2:02.41), and 200-yard individual medley (2:08.15) against a team in Boise State (9-3) that has posted an impressive 6-1 record in WAC competition this season.
All three times were season-bests for Connell who has made an immediate impact for the Lumberjacks this season. Connell holds the fastest time in the WAC in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke and second fastest in the 200 individual medley.
Christensen helped keep swimming and diving alive during competition last Friday against Boise State as NAU lost 185.5-114.5 to the Broncos. Christensen scored 271.90 on the 3-meter picking up top honors in the event. She has two wins in three meets on the 3-meter. Christensen also picked up some key points with a second place showing at the 1-meter with a score of 251.40.
April 27, 2010 Swimming and Diving's Connell Named Mid-Major All-America
April 9, 2010 Swimming and Diving Takes Part in Relay For Life
April 2, 2010 Swimming and Diving Puts 12 on Academic All-WAC Team
February 26, 2010 Connell Wins Gold, Harris Silver on Day Three at WAC Championships
February 25, 2010 Five Lumberjacks Advance to Finals at WAC Championships on Thursday
February 24, 2010 WAC To Stream Swimming & Diving Championships
February 24, 2010 Swimming and Diving on Top after First Day at WAC Championships
February 23, 2010 Swimming and Diving Set for 2010 WAC Championships
February 22, 2010 10 Questions with Swimming and Divings Rachael Foe
February 11, 2010 Swimming and Divings Harris Claims Second WAC Award
February 8, 2010 Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA Team Academic Award
February 6, 2010 Swimming and Diving Splits in San Diego, Harris Sweeps Diving
February 5, 2010 Swimming and Diving Close Dual Schedule in San Diego
January 30, 2010 Diving Finishes up at Air Force Invitational
January 29, 2010 Diving Wraps First Day at Air Force Invitational
January 29, 2010 Diving Team in Action at Air Force Invitational
January 13, 2010 Ardavanis Selected WAC Diver of the Week
December 18, 2009 Swimming and Diving Set for Meet at Arizona State
December 1, 2009 Swimming and Diving Signs Two New Zealanders
November 25, 2009 Swimming and Diving's Harris Selected WAC Diver of the Week
November 18, 2009 Swimming and Diving Sweeps WAC Athlete of the Week
November 13, 2009 Connell Wins Four Events in Swimming and Divings Loss at Boise State
November 12, 2009 Swimming and Diving Squares off Against WAC-Rival Boise State
November 5, 2009 Swimming and Diving to Face Washington State in Home Opener
November 3, 2009 Connell Named Verizon Wireless WAC Swimmer of the Week
November 1, 2009 2009-10 NAU Swimming and Diving Media Guide Released
October 30, 2009 Swimming and Diving Opens Season with Double Dual Meet
October 15, 2009 Swimming and Diving Set for 27th Annual Blue vs. Gold Meet
September 25, 2009 Freshman Fiona Connell Top Scorer at 14th Annual Pentathlon
September 23, 2009 Swimming & Diving Starts 2009-10 Season with 14th Annual Pentathlon
June 30, 2009 Check in With Maria Hechanova: Intern in the City