UNLV junior Henrique Machado was named the WAC Men's Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday after leading the Rebels to a 161-137 win over Air Force last week, the league office announced Tuesday. It's the first weekly for Machado this season, and he is the third swimmer to be honored in 2014-15.A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Machado swept both back events against the Falcons while also swimming the back leg on the first-place 400 medley relay, which posted a time of 1:30.49. He then claimed wins in the 100 back (48.87) and in the 200 back (1:50.46).
The UNLV Lady Rebels and the UNLV Athletic Department will be hosting over over 300 kids in the 29th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which will be held at UNLV on Saturday, Feb. 7 prior to the women's basketball game against Colorado State.
Coming off a 79-77 overtime win at home against Utah State on Saturday, the UNLV men's basketball team will head north to Reno to face the Wolf Pack of Nevada, Reno, on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.
The UNLV men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept a dual meet over Air Force on Saturday afternoon in Buchanan Natatorium. The Rebel women won their third straight thanks to a score of 170-130, while UNLV men posted a 161-137 win over the Falcons.