The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for the No. 17 Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State, 153.5-146.5. The No. 21 Golden Gopher men’s swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.
High School: 2017 graduate of Niles North High School • coached by Joe Wilson • four-time letterwinner in diving • four-time All-Conference and All-State honoree • four-time NISCA All-American • Honor Roll student • 2017 IHSA state champion • 2016 IHSA State third place • 2015 IHSA state fifth place • 2014 IHSA state 10th place • member of the Chicago dive club and Windy City Diving • 2017 Junior National Finalist, 11th in 3-meter and 10th in 1-meter • 2016 & 2017 Senior National Qualifier in 1-meter and 3-meter • 2016 Zone Champion in 1-meter adn 3-meter.
Personal: Born September 21, 1998 • son Misha and Svetlana • enjoys playing the piano • plans to major in aerospace engineering.
Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 11
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Gophers Open Up Season with Split of Florida State
The No. 21 Golden Gopher men’s swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.
Gophers Announce Captains for 2017-18 Campaign
The squad will be under the leadership of first year captains Alan LeBlang, Conner McHugh, and Jan Hansen.