Two BYU swimmers earn MPSF awards
BYU senior swimmer Payton Sorenson and freshman swimmer Gwen Gustafson represented the program by earning individual 2019 MPSF major awards after the close of the season.
Sorenson had an impressive season, claiming both the 50-yard freestyle (19.36) and 100-yard freestyle (42.24) titles in conference and setting record-breaking times. Sorenson set new BYU all-time bests in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle during the season and completed his collegiate year swimming in the NCAA Championships, where he placed 20th in the 50-yard freestyle (19.28) and 31st in the 100-yard freestyle (42.88). The BYU swimmer earned MPSF/TYR Athlete of the Week twice this season and is currently ranked 22nd in the world in the 50-yard freestyle.
Gustafson started her collegiate career strong as a Cougar, winning both the 50-yard freestyle (22.72) and 100-yard freestyle (49.61) at the MPSF Championships. Both of these times were career-bests for the swimmer, ranking her No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in BYU’s program history. Gustafson was the only freshman to win an MPSF title this year, earning MPSF/TYR Athlete of the Week.
The Cougars are in the off-season and will pick up in the 2019-20 season.