Barras Claims Third Straight MWC Diver of the Week Honor
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/08/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Dec. 8, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Senior Becca Barras and Colorado State sophomore Chandra Engs have been named Mountain West Conference Women's Diver and Swimmer of the Week, respectively. Barras has been nominated and won the award three times this season, bringing her career total to 12. It's the first career award for Engs.

Barras, from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, had finishes of fourth, fifth and sixth, as she competed against the nation's top divers at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas. She tallied a score of 271.15 to finish fourth in the 1-meter dive and a score of 481.40 in the 3-meter competition for a fifth-place finish. She concluded the meet with a score of 333.85 in the platform competition to place sixth.

Engs, a Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, native, helped the Rams to dual meet victories over Northern Colorado and conference foe Air Force last weekend, claiming four first-place finishes in the process. Against the Bears, she was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly (2:14.65), 100-yard freestyle (54.22) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.32, season best). In CSU's conference win over the Falcons, Engs tallied a win in the 100-yard freestyle (10:47.30) and also placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.42).