Schultz garners MPSF/TYR Athlete of the Week Award

Feb. 7, 2018

DAVIS, Calif. — Senior Courtney Schultz clinched two individual victories last weekend in addition to swimming the lead off leg of the winning 400 free relay and anchoring the 200 medley relay with the fastest split of the meet, to help UC Davis to a decisive victory over conference rival, Pacific, a performance that also helped her earn Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimmer of the Week accolades as announced on by the league on Wednesday.

The managerial economics major out of Cupertino, Calif. started the day off strong in Stockton, Calif., posting the fastest 50 free split as anchor for the 200 medley relay (23.53), and later taking home top honors in her signature events as she touched first overall in the 200 free (1:52.15) and edged teammate Ali Sena in an Aggie sweep of the 100 free with a time of 52.05.

With eight individual wins tallied across four dual contests, Schultz’ effort against the Tigers represents just one of several impressive performances from the senior this season. Back in November, Schultz doubled in the 100 free (52.21) and 200 free (1:53.95) when the Aggies played host to CSU East Bay and Fresno State, then kicked off her 2018 campaign with a win in the 100 free (52.07) against MPSF rival, UC Santa Barbara. Tripling against San Jose State the following day, Schultz collected the highest point total of any competitor on the pool deck, tallying a respectable 27 points for UC Davis, to help the Aggies to a senior day victory over the Spartans.

Schultz is the first Aggie swimmer to garner recognition from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation this season, and the award marks her first career weekly honor from the league.

UC Davis now has its sights set on the MPSF Championships scheduled to take place in Southern California on Feb. 14-17. For the seventh consecutive season, the swimming events will be held at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif., with action beginning at 10 a.m. each day, while the diving competitions will be held at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, Calif., with action beginning on Thursday, Feb. 15.

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