Liz Li absolutely owned the 50 freestyle this morning in Ann Arbor, clocking a 21.73 to hold the nation’s 2nd-fastest time behind newly-minted 2016 SEC Champion Olivia Smoliga (21.67). She got the job done tonight, becoming the 2016 Big Ten Champion with a winning time of 21.80.
Sophomore Clara Smiddy from Michigan looks to defend her 200 IM Big Ten title from last year, taking on the likes of IU freshman Lilly King and Wolverine teammate Siobhan Haughey in tonight’s finals. Smiddy snagged the #2 seed this morning.
Celebrating her 20th birthday under the Hawaiian sun, sophomore Brooke Zeiger won a pair of individual events to help the Gopher women triumph 157-79. The Minnesota men won 146-82.
Minnesota’s Brooke Zeiger and Penn State’s Casey Francis were named co-swimmers of the week by the Big Ten. Zeiger set a new school record in the 400 meter IM twice at the Arena Pro Swim Minneapolis before going on to break a school record in the 200 IM.
Chase Kalisz went head-to-head with North Baltimore teammate Michael Phelps, roaring home on the last 50 to win this morning’s 200m IM in 2:02.42.
Lauren Votava was one of seven double event winners in #17 Minnesota’s win over Iowa.
Liz Zeiger has verbally committed to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, giving the program it’s biggest IM threat in history.
The Golden Gophers are set to open Big Ten Conference competition as they head to Madison, Wisconsin for a border-battle meet against the Badgers.
Minnesota sophomore Brooke Zeiger was a triple winner against the Seminoles
Breastroke star Kierra Smith will be greatly missed by her Minnesota teammates this season as she plans to redshirt the year in order to prepare for the Olympics
Golden Gopher Danielle Nack’s performance in the 200 fly at the2015 Speedo Sectionals at Minneapolis marked the tenth University of Minnesota school record broken in 2015 so far.
Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-American Team status by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) after maintaining team GPAs higher than 3.00.
While the 2015-16 season doesn’t kick off until this fall, Minnesota swimmers and divers are staying busy this summer in and out of the pool.
Texas A&M senior Sarah Henry is just one of the dynamic swimmers ready to swim her way to the top of the women’s 400 IM podium at this year’s NCAA Championships.
Courtney Bartholomew was all smiles at the ACC Championships, but that smile could be making American history in a few weeks given her conference performances.