Becker, an eight-time All-American with the Gophers, will continue to train at the university through 2024.
The duo will be joining the Gophers’ current captain group of Tom Donker and Max McHugh (men) and Olivia Bloomer, Emma Linscott and Kelli McCarthy (women).
The Medal of Honor was established in 1915 and was the first award to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.
4-time NCAA Champion diver Sarah Bacon will use her bonus 5th year of eligibility after a change-of-heart from her post-NCAA Championship decision.
Tuesday’s announcement makes Bacon only the fourth Gopher in any sport to secure the honor since the induction of the award in 1983, and the third since 2013.
The University of Minnesota has announced the addition of former student-athlete Stacy Busack an associate head coach for the program.
13 athletes locked in Olympic quota spots in women’s 10-meter. Most notable was Tanya Watson, who earned Ireland’s first-ever Olympic bid in women’s diving.
Day 3 of the FINA Diving World Cup qualified 36 more Olympic quota spots across two events – with some lineup drama for Team USA.
Sarah Bacon and Kassidy Cook (above) become the 8th quota spot filled by the Americans for diving at the Toyo 2020 Olympics out of a possible 12.
The group will dive in Japan amid a third State of Emergency as new coronavirus cases in the Olympic host city are rising.
The award honors Bacon as the top female swimming & diving athlete in the country during the 2020-2021 season after sweeping the NCAAspringboard titles.
The U.S. divers will look to secure an additional five Olympic spots after securing seven of the maximum 12 spots available at the 2019 World Championships.
The Swimming & Diving finalists are selected by a Collegiate Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) panel.
Maggie MacNeil, Sarah Bacon, Wenbo Chen, and Bill Dorenkott were named the Big Ten end of year award recipients following the conclusion of the NCAA season.
These selections match the SwimSwam awards, which were announced yesterday.