Andy Knaak
Andy  Knaak


Stillwater, Minn.

High School:
Stillwater HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Breaststroke/Individual Medley



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List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent


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Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams


Kristoffer Jorgensen Named Co-Diver of Big Ten Championships

Jorgensen claimed the title in platform diving at the Championships


No. 16 Gopher Men Impress on Opening Day of Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota continues competition from the University Aquatic Center Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

2011-12 • SENIOR SEASON:
Performed strong at the Minnesota Challenge • came in second in the 400 IM (3:59.35) • placed third in the 200 IM (1:51.91) • also finished sixth in the 200 breast (2:07.29) • finished 10th in the 200 breast and 11th in 200 IM at Hawaii dual • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

2010-11 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Won both the 200 IM and 400 IM at the Minnesota Challenge, with new career-best times in both events • Academic All-Big Ten.


Finished fifth in the 200 IM, sixth in the 400 IM, and ninth in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Challenge • recorded his career-best time of 59.39 in the 100 breast at the Falcon Invite • Academic All-Big Ten.

Competed in against Iowa in dual meet action • finished 41st in the 200 IM, 24th in the 200 breast and 30th in the 100 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix • placed second in the 200 IM at the Falcon Invite in a time of 1:54.59 and third in the 400 IM in 4:07.43 • took sixth in the 100 breast in career-best 59.81 at the Falcon Invite • finished fourth in the 100 breast, fifth in the 400 IM and 10th in the 200 breast at the Minnesota Challenge.

A 2008 graduate of Stillwater High School • coach was Brian Luke • 2008 Minnesota State AA champion in the 200 individual medley after placing second as a junior • also finished third at the Minnesota State meet in the 100 breaststroke as a senior and fifth as a junior • contributed to Stillwater's state runner-up 200 medley relay team as a senior • U.S. Senior National qualifier in the 200 IM • finished 13th in the 200 IM at 2007 U.S. Junior Nationals • NISCA All-American • 10-time all-state swimmer • earned five varsity letters in swimming at Stillwater • also competed for the STAR Swim Club.

Majoring in political science • enrolled in the University Honors program • son of Jane Tyler and Fritz Knaak • lists winning 200 IM state title and signing national letter of intent at Minnesota as most memorable sports thrills • enjoys playing the guitar • born December 4, 1989.

Knaak's Top Times:
200 breast 2:07.29 2/4/12
200 IM 1:51.91 2/4/12
400 IM 3:59.35 2/4/12


Gophers Fly Past Denver

Gophers Fly Past Denver

1/13/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota enjoyed their return to the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center with a pair of dual wins over Denver Saturday afternoon.

Gophers Victorious in the Aloha State

Gophers Victorious in the Aloha State

1/7/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota wrapped up their annual training trip to Hawai'i with a pair of victories Saturday evening.

Gophers Complete Tennessee Diving Invite

Gophers Complete Tennessee Diving Invite

1/5/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota diving closed out the final day of the Tennessee Diving Invite with four top eight finishes on the platform.

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