Madelyn Moore secures second consecutive WAC Swimmer of the Year recognition
Madelyn Moore has been named as the Western Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year for the second successive year.
The latest honour comes just days after the Bermudian’s record-breaking exploits in the pool competing for the University of Northern Colorado in the conference championships in Houston, Texas.
“I am definitely blessed to be named swimmer of the year again, I’m ecstatic about it really,” an elated Moore told The Royal Gazette.
“I’m just so excited that all the coaches voted for me to have this award. It just makes all the hard work worth it and I feel recognised, which is just amazing.
“I’m just so happy that I got to do it with Northern Colorado and just blessed for all the opportunities that I have had to get this point. It’s just amazing honestly.”
Leading by example, the University of Northern Colorado senior and captain achieved multiple records and personal best times on the way to victory in the 50 metres freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle at the recent conference championships.
Moore’s time of 22.17sec in the 50 free lowered her own school record and is also a meet record and personal best.
She also lowered her school record and personal best in the 100 free after touching the wall in 49.10, while her time of 53.14 in the 100 backstroke is also a school record and personal best.
Moore also enjoyed success with her team-mates in the relay, winning gold in the 400 medley relay and silver in the 200 freestyle relay.
Her team’s time of 3:38.40 in the 400m medley relay and 1:30.32 in the 200m freestyle were both school records.
Moore presently holds school records in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back and was part of record-breaking efforts in the 200 medley, 400 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.
Her times in the 100m back and 100m free met the NCCA “B” cut, which she has met three times, having already done so in the 50m free going into the meet.
She remains on course to become the first swimmer from her school to compete at the NCAA Championships to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 16 to 19.
The 21-year-old awaits other results from around the United States that will ultimately determine whether she competes at the event.
In all, Moore and her University of Northern Colorado team-mates amassed four gold medals, three silver, six bronze and seven school records on the way to finishing third overall at the conference championships with the school’s highest-ever point total at 530.5.
“Overall, I was ecstatic with how the meet went,” Moore said. “I could not be more proud of myself or of my team because we did absolutely amazing.”