DENVER, Colo. – Northern Arizona's Taryn Harris was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Swimmer and Diver of the week, for Jan. 5-11. San Jose State's Julia Craddock was named Swimmer of the Week.
Harris, a senior from East Wenatchee, Wash., helped Northern Arizona to its first ever victory over Pac-10 opponent Oregon State in a double dual meet against the Beavers and in-state rival Arizona on Jan 8 in Tucson, Ariz.
Harris came up big as she claimed second place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events with scores of 332.33 and 365.18, respectively. Both scores were season-best marks for Harris. Her performance in the diving events helped the Lumberjacks secure the victory over Oregon State.
The selection was Harris' first of the season and fifth of her career. She was named Diver of the Week two times last season and two times as a sophomore.
Craddock, a sophomore from Litchfield Park, Ariz., had a great showing in a dual meet at Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 7, as she claimed two individual titles and was a member of the victorious 200 medley relay team. She won the 50- and 100-yard butterfly events with times of 26.73 and 57.68, respectively.
In addition, Craddock recorded the fastest time in the 400 IM (4:26.61), but was exhibitioned due to her team's large lead. San Jose State also participated in the San Diego Relays where Craddock swam on the winning 1500-yard freestyle relay team that recorded a time of 15:18.34 in the event.
Other swimmers nominated: Stephanie North, Boise State; Stephanie Hatayama, Fresno State; Chalene Dirks-Ryan, Northern Arizona
Other divers nominated: Ciera Cortney, Boise State; Stacey Luke, Fresno State