Arizona's Emily Mason Named Pac-10 Women's Swimmer of the Month

Jan. 12, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA swimmer Emily Mason has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Swimmer of the Month for December, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Mason, a senior from Phoenix, Ariz., won three events at the University of Texas Invitational on Dec. 2-4, winning the 200 (1:46.2) and 500-yard freestyle (4:40.5) events, as well as the 200-yard butterfly (1:55.4). She also took third in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.6) and swam in the prelims of the 400-yard individual medley (4:15.7) All five times are under the NCAA automatic time standards, and all five are among the top seven nation-wide after the first semester.

The 2001-2002 Pac-10 Women's Swimming Newcomer of the Year, Mason was the 2004 NCAA champion in the 400-meter freestyle (4:01.58), setting a new NCAA record.

This is the first monthly honor for Mason, and Arizona's first Swimmer of the Month all-time.

2004-05 Pac-10 Swimmers of the Month: Nov. - Kim Vandenberg, Jr., UCLA; Dec. - Emily Mason, Sr., ARIZ.

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