Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming and diving team used solid showings in their home pool to pick up a pair of Big Ten conference wins
Coming off a successful campaign in 2016-17, the Gophers return to the pool, looking to build on their success in the upcoming season.
2017-18 Junior Season: Finished in first in the 50-yard free (19.64), first in the 100-yard free (43.18), and fourth in the 100-yard fly (49.14) at the Triple Dual vs. Northwestern and Purdue • placed first in the 50-yard free (19.62) and first in the 100-yard free (43.81) vs. Denver. • Had a first place finish in the 50-yard free (20.20) and in the 100-yard free (44.62) against Hawai'i and Drury • placed first in the 50-yard free (19.59), fifth in the 100-yard fly (48.29), and first in the 100-yard free (43.02) at the Minnesota Invitational • took second in the 100-yard free (44.54) and first in the 50-yard free (20.06) vs. Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin at the Quad Dual • finished in first place in the 50-yard free (20.15) and second in the 100-yard free (44.66) vs. the University of Iowa.
2016-17 Sophomore Season: CSCAA All-America - Honorable Mention • Academic All-Big Ten • Part of the record-breaking 400 free relay (2:51.06) at the NCAA Championships • earned fourth-place finishes in the 50-yard free (19.08) and 100-yard free (42.24) at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • improved to 43.91 in the 100-yard free at the Minnesota Invitational • earned first-place finishes in the 50-yard free (19.60) and 100-yard free (42.87) • competed in the 50-yard free (19.46) and 100-yard free (42.57) at the 2017 NCAA Championships.
2015-16 Freshman Season: Named Most Improved by team • first-year letterwinner • at the 2016 NCAA Championships, Becker was named an Honorable Mention All-American in the 200 medley relay, placed 20th in the 200 medley relay, 21st in the 400 free relay, 40th in the 100 free and 46th in the 50 free • finished 5th in the 200 medley relay, 5th in the 400 free relay, 5th in the 200 free relay, 6th in the 400 medley relay, 7th in the 50 free and 100 free, and 42nd in the 200 free at the 2016 Big Ten Championships • swept sprint free events at the Jean Freeman Invite • recorded five 1st-place finishes and 13 top-five marks as a rookie • made his collegiate debut at Florida State.
High School: 2015 graduate of Faith Lutheran High School• four-time varsity swimming letterwinner • honor roll • coached by Stephen Blank • Rookie of the Year • MVP • ranked in the top twenty recruits in the nation for the class of 2015 • lists winning the state meet in the 50 free when he was 14 years old as his most memorable sports thrill • also competed for Sandpipers of Nevada with Minnesota teammate Erin Emery.
Personal: Born July 7, 1997 • son of Heber and Barbara Becker • has two brothers, Cameron and Brandon • mother, Barbara, was a gymnast for Cal State Northridge from 1983-1987 • undecided on major.
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Minnesota men's and women's swimming and diving closed out their regular season with a pair of Big Ten victories Saturday afternoon defeating Northwestern and Purdue.