Barras, Overeem Honored By Mountain West Conference
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/27/2005
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 27, 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Seniors Becca Barras and Nicole Overeem were honored by the Mountain West Conference following the 2005 MWC Championships held at the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center, Feb. 23-26.

Barras was named the Co-Diver of the Year for the second time in her career, this time sharing the honor with Utah's Kelsey Patterson. At 2003's Championships, Barras shared the honor with her teammate, Tracey Berghian. Barras was also given the Senior Recognition Award.

Overeem was honored with the Sportsmanship Award for the first time in her career. It is the second honor for Overeem of the season after earning a share of the Leslie Self Inspirational Award last month.

Swimmer of the Year: Raluca Udroiu, UNLV

Co-Divers of the Year: Becca Barras, New Mexico/Kelsey Patterson, Utah

Senior Recognition Award: Becca Barras, New Mexico

Sportsmanship Award: Nicole Overeem, New Mexico

Swimming Coach of the Year: Jim Reitz, UNLV

Diving Coach of the Year: Keith Russell, BYU