Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
The two advanced to the Championships March 28-30
3 meter diving wrapped up at Zone D at the University of Houston
Mikey Ross finished third in 1 meter to lead the Gophers
Minnesota concluded the Championships with 378 team points .
2014-15 Junior Season: Academic All Big Ten Team • Third-year letter winner • All-American Honorable Mention (1m) • At the 2015 NCAA Championships, Pollard finished 13th on 1m, 20th on platform and sustained an injury during the 3m competition (3/26-3/28) • Qualified for the 2015 NCAA Championships at the Zone D Championships where he finished 5th on 1m, 6th on 3m and 5th on platform (3/9-3/11) • During the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Pollard placed 9th on platform and 7th on both 1m and 3m (2/26-2/28) • Finished 2nd on 1m and 3rd on 3m at the 2015 Minnesota Challenge (2/7) • Took 5th on both 3m and platform against Northwestern and Purdue (1/30-1/31) • Finished 3rd on 3m at N.C. State (1/24) • Took 1st on both 1m and 3m boards at the 2014 Jean K. Freeman Invite (12/5-12/6) • Finished 1st on 3m and 3rd on 1m at Florida (11/8) • Claimed 1st on both 1m and 3m boards against Iowa (10/31) • Finished 1st on 1m and 3rd on 3m vs. North Dakota (10/24) • Took 2nd on both 1m and 3m against Wisconsin (10/17) • Secured 3rd Big Ten Diver of the Week accolade after sweeping the 1m and 3m competition at Arizona State (10/4).
2013-14 Sophomore Season: Academic All Big Ten Team • Second-year letter winner • Finished 4th on both 3m and platform and 11th on 1m at the 2014 NCAA Zone D Diving Championships • At the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Pollard secured the bronze on platform, finished 6th on 1m and 9th on 3m - scoring 38 points (2/27-3/1) • Took 1st in 1m diving competition at the 2014 Minnesota Challenge (2/7-2/8) • Against Purdue and Wisconsin, Pollard finished 3rd on 3m 2nd on 1m (1/31-2/1) • Took 1st on both 1m and 3m boards against N.C. State and was awarded the Big Ten Diver of the Week honor (1/24-1/25) • Placed 1st on both 1m and 3m diving contests against Wisconsin (10/18-10/19) • Took 2nd on the 1m and 3m boards against Florida (10/12) • Finished 1st on both 1m and 3m diving at Arizona State, claiming the Big Ten Diver of the Week title (10/5).
2012-13 • Freshman Season: First-year letter winner • competed in the Big Ten Championships his first year at Minnesota • had 47 total points in dual meets in the year for the team • added 26 points at the Big Ten Championships • earned all three career-high top scores at the Big Ten Championships • fifth at Minnesota for the 1 meter and platform • seventh at Minnesota in the 3 meter • finished third in the 1 meter and second in the 3 meter in the Iowa dual (11/2/12) • took third place in 1 meter against Wisconsin (10/26/12) • posted second-place finishes in both 1 meter and 3 meter at Michigan (10/5/12).
Pollard’s Top Scores:
1m - 407.65 - 2014
3m - 411.55 - 2014
Platform - 412.00 - 2014
Minnesota Wraps Season with Banquet
Matt Barnard and Brooke Zeiger were named team MVPs for Minnesota's 2015-16 season.
Look Back at Minnesota's 2015-16 Season
Minnesota's swimming and diving program closed the 2015-16 season with large growth from a young team.
Chen Named Co-B1G Diving Coach of Year
He also earned Diving Coach of the Year accolades on the women's side this season.