The Minnesota Golden Gophers continue to recruit well through the midwest, snagging a verbal commitment from Wisconsin IMer/butterflyer Brianna ‘Rina’ Krupsky.
Krupsky heads across the border to Minnesota from the well-regarded Schroeder YMCA swim team in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. She has also swam for Ozaukee Aquatics, another well-known Wisconsin program.
A great butterflyer through both NCAA distances, Krupsky could easily be considered a butterflyer who also happens to swim IM, were it not for her 4:19 400 IM, which is probably her most impressive time coming out of high school.
That time would have vaulted her into the Big Ten’s C final last year – that wouldn’t have scored points in 2015, but with the Big Ten expanding their scoring system out to 24 this season, Krupsky becomes a potential immediate scorer in the longer IM.
Krupsky’s Top Times
- 400 IM: 4:19.17
- 200 IM: 2:04.81
- 100 fly: 56.26
- 200 fly: 2:03.39
Krupsky also boasts some solid long course times: a 4:57.46 in the 400 IM, a 2:22.39 in the 200 IM and a 1:04.33 in the 100 fly that she put up as a 14-year-old back in 2012.
Minnesota is currently holding a 4-year stranglehold on the Big Ten title, thanks in large part to their outstanding recruiting in Minnesota and its neighboring states. The team’s school record-holder in the butterfly also came from a Wisconsin YMCA – recently-graduated All-American Becca Weiland.
Krupsky joins a very strong recruiting class for the Golden Gophers that is also based out of the midwest. The centerpiece is Minnesota prospect (and #10 recruit nation-wide) Lindsey Horejsi, and the class also includes South Dakota’s Tevyn Waddell, Minnesota state champ Madison Preiss and now Wisconsin’s Krupsky.