Andy Knaak  
Andy Knaak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stillwater, Minn.

High School:
Stillwater HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
Breaststroke/Individual Medley

Experience:
HS


07/11/2012

Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

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

03/28/2012

Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

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

03/02/2012

Kristoffer Jorgensen Named Co-Diver of Big Ten Championships

Jorgensen claimed the title in platform diving at the Championships

02/03/2012

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.

2009-10 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

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.

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
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.

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
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