Women’s basketball falls to New Mexico on road
The Lady Frogs met the same fate as the men’s squad Saturday, falling to the University of New Mexico 75-63 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The conference loss puts the team’s record at 12-7 overall and 4-2 in the Mountain West.
Sophomore guard Helena Sverrisdottir led the team with a career-high 25 points while adding eight rebounds.
Sophomore guard Emily Carter was the only other Horned Frog to reach double figures in scoring, adding 15 points and seven rebounds.
Neither team shot well, but the Lobos held advantages in both rebounding and turnovers by game’s end.
The Lady Frogs also allowed three different Lobos to reach double figures. Junior guard Georonika Jackson led New Mexico with 23 points.
The team will play host to San Diego State University on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Swimming and diving tops New Mexico squad
The women’s team was on the road this weekend for a conference meet against the University of New Mexico and came away with a 127-106 victory. The team won 11 of the 13 events.
The Horned Frogs (7-3-1, 4-3-1 MWC) were led by sophomore Maria Alvarez, who took first place in both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. The two victories give Alvarez a team-leading 15 wins on the season.
Junior diver Jennifer Ferguson took first place in both diving events, including a career-best score of 302.17 on the one-meter springboard.
The teammates’ impressive performances against New Mexico came just days after they were named as the Mountain West Conference Female Swimmer and Diver of the Week after last weekend’s home meet against San Diego State University and Centenary College of Louisiana.
The women’s next meet is scheduled for Feb. 4 against the University of North Texas in Denton.
Track and field team has success at Razorback Invitational
The Flyin’ Frogs won one event title and set two NCAA provisional marks at the Razorback Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.
Provisional marks are a qualifying standard for the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Junior sprinter Jessica Young had a hand in each of the provisional marks, placing second in the 60-meter and as part of the women’s 4×400 relay. Her time of 7.35 seconds in the 60 was a seasonal-best.
Sophomore runner Sean Zurko took first place in the men’s 800-meter with a time of 1:52.53.
Jeff Pels, another sophomore runner, finished in seventh place in the men’s mile event with a time of 4:18.64.
Next up for the Flyin’ Frogs is the Houston Invitational on Friday and Saturday.