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Aztec diver receives fifth conference award of her SDSU career

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November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Alexandra Caplan has earned Mountain West Women’s Diver of the Week honors for competition through November 13, 2016. It is the fifth MW weekly honor for Caplan.

Caplan, a junior from Mission Viejo, Calif. (Mission Viejo HS), was the top Mountain West competitor in two of the three events at the USC Diving Invitational last week. The meet involved athletes from USC, UCLA, Fresno State, Air Force, Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield, Azusa Pacific and Cal Baptist in addition to the Aztecs.


Caplan placed third of 35 divers) in the 3-meter springboard on Friday with an NCAA-qualifying mark of 309.65. Her score of 284.10 in the prelims put her in fifth place and she moved up two places with her effort in the finals.


On Saturday, she took third (of 33 divers) in the 1-meter springboard with an NCAA-qualifying score of 276.15. She advanced out of the prelims after a third-place finish with a mark of 279.60.


Caplan then placed sixth (of 24 divers) on the platform dive on Sunday with an NCAA mark of 225.40 and she moved up one spot from her seventh place in the prelims where she scored 225.25.


The San Diego State swimming and diving team will next be in action this coming weekend at two different meets that get underway on Friday.


The swimmers will be at the A3 Performance Invitational in Monterey Park, Calif., scheduled to run from Nov. 17-19. The divers, meanwhile, will compete at the NAU Diving Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Ariz., Nov. 18-19.

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