Air Force Places 11 On All-MWC Swimming & Diving Team
March 1, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Eleven members of the Air Force men's and women's swimming & diving team were named to the 2006 All-Mountain West Conference Swimming & Diving Teams, announced by the conference office.
Six Falcons were named first team all-MWC. Junior Chris Knaute earned first team honors, by winning the 500 yard and 1650 freestyle and the 400 individual medley events for the second consecutive year. Juniors Nick Burton (200 IM, 400 IM), Justin Lapin (200 IM, 400 IM), Paul Parmenter (200 IM, 200 Fly), Brady Lindberg (platform diving) and sophomore Danielle Dowds (platform diving) were also named to the first team.
Ten Falcons were named to the second team. Juniors Nick Burton (100 Fly, 200 Breast) and Brady Lindberg (3-meter diving) were named second team for the men. Senior Colleen Smith (400 IM), juniors Lindsey Kirchhoff (100 fly), Blair Leake (100 breast, 200 breast) and sophomore Tiffany Biddle (1650 free) made the second team for the women. The men's 400 free relay team (Nick Burton, Chris Knaute, T.J. Cowling, Paul Parmenter) and the 800 free relay team (Chris Knaute, T.J. Cowling, Justin Lapin, Paul Parmenter) also earned second team honors.
The Falcon men concluded their season with a third-place finish and the women's team finished eighth at the 2006 MWC Swimming & Diving Championships.