FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Building on their finishes from the first day of the 69th Husky Invitational, sophomore Felicia Anderson and junior Arianna Letrari led the Oregon State swimming program with top finishes during the second day of the invite at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center on Saturday.
Letrari started the celebration with a time of 53.75 in the 100 fly, over 3 seconds faster than her time at the Cal dual back on Nov. 3.
Anderson followed up with the top spot in the 100 back with a time of 54.48. Her finish was sixth-hundredths of a second off her time in the first leg of the 400 medley relay during the first day of the invite.
The Portland native also finished seventh in the 100 fly with a personal best time of 55.18.
Oregon State's 200 medley relay team led off the day with a sixth-place finish behind a time of 1:45.81. The Beavers currently sit seventh among all colleges with a team score of 307 points.
SAN FRANCISCO — Oregon State wide receiver Timmy Hernandez has been named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic First-Team and running back Ryan Nall earned second-team honors, the league announced last week.
The two headline 11 total selections from the 2017 team as nine Beavers were chosen as honorable mention. Those nine players include Blake Brandel, Jordan Choukair, Sumner Houston, Andrzej Hughes-Murray, Nous Keobounnam, Trent Moore, Artavis Pierce, Nick Porebski and Tuli Wily-Matagi.
To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, be a starter or a significant reserve and play in at least half of his team’s games. They may not be in their first year at their institution.
For Hernandez, it is his first selection in his initial year of eligibility for the honor after transferring from Pima Community College prior to the 2016 season. A native of Phoenix, he is majoring in mechanical engineering. He ended the 2017 season having played in all 12 games, making 30 catches for 357 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdown at Colorado State was the first by any player during the FBS season.
Nall, meanwhile, has picked up his second Pac-12 academic honor after being named honorable mention in 2016. A speech communication major with a minor in leadership, he is also eligible for an Academic All-America selection after being named All-District by CoSIDA. The Sandy native played in 11 games in 2017, finishing with 810 rushing yards and 240 receiving yards, tallying 10 total touchdowns.