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Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
Heidi Voigt
Assistant Coach

 

Heidi Voigt begins her third season as an assistant coach with the New Mexico State swimming and diving team. Her responsibilities include coaching the distance freestyle group, arranging team travel and handling administration duties.

 

In 2009-10, she helped direct the Aggies to a program-best second-place showing at the WAC Championships. The distance freestyle crew made a significant impact with five Aggies placing in the top 12 of the 1,650 free with Liz Thomson earning the gold in her final meet in the Crimson and White. Jessi Vlasic (fourth), Brittney Moore (sixth), Ana Smith (ninth) and Rachelle Bassen (12th) scored for the Aggies in the event. Additionally, Thomson set the school record in the 500 freestyle.

 

Academically, NM State maintained its success as the squad ranked ninth nationally on the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Team Scholar All-America Fall 2009 list. The Aggies posted a team grade point average of 3.44. NM State was the only WAC school ranked in the top 25. NM State also had 14 Academic All-WAC selections and nine Academic All-WAC Freshman/Transfer team honorees.

 

The Aggies finished in third place at the WAC meet in 2008-09 with help from Voigt’s distance squad that posted great performances. Smith finished second in the 1,650 free with a school record (16:51.00). Thomson collected a fourth-place showing while Bassen finished in eighth place.

 

Out of the water, the Aggies also had a successful season in 2008-09, and they were named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Spring 2009 Team Scholar All-America Division I List. NM State had 15 Academic All-WAC selections and five Academic All-WAC Freshman/Transfer team honorees.

 

Voigt joined the Aggies after five seasons at Wyoming. She spent the three previous seasons as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s programs following two years as a graduate assistant with the team.

 

Voigt guided the Cowboys to a third-place finish at the Mountain West Conference Championships while the Cowgirls claimed fourth in 2007-08. Both squads had 10 athletes on the all-conference team. Voigt coached junior Aimee Stinson to top honors in the 1,650 freestyle with a NCAA B’ cut time of 16:52.52. Additionally, Voigt guided junior Krista Jones to a pair of B’ cuts in the 200 and 500 free.

 

In the 2006-07 season, Voigt directed six first team All-MWC selections and 11 second team accolades. In addition, she led the distance freestyle squad to one first team all-conference honor and three to second team awards.

 

Both the men’s and women’s crews were named CSCAA Academic All-America teams. The Cowgirls ranked No. 20 in the nation in team G.P.A. while the Cowboys were No. 38. Wyoming also had 12 student-athletes on the MWC Scholar Athletes list and 23 earned academic all-conference honors.

 

Voigt coached 25 men and 30 women to all-league honors in her time as a graduate assistant. In 2005-06, she helped the men’s team to its highest finish, second place, at the MWC meet in the program’s history. Voigt also guided Scott Usher to a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2004 Olympics. Additionally, the CSCAA awarded both the 2004-05 men’s and women’s teams with academic all-America honors.

 

Prior to Wyoming, Voigt was a high school and age group coach in Seattle and Montana. In 2002, she was named the age group coach of the year for the state of Montana.

 

Voigt was a team captain at Washington before she graduated in 1996. She then earned a master’s degree in health and kinesiology from Wyoming in 2005. A native of Helena, Mont., Voigt and her husband, Eric, have two sons, Sevi, (3) and Anton born March 22, 2010.

 

 

Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Washington
Graduating Year: 1996
Experience: 1 Year
Phone: (575) 646-8162

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