Minnesota diving competed in their first platform competition of the season on the final day of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invite.
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 Dominate at Minnesota Invite
12/2/2017 - M. Swimming
Minnesota capped off the final night of the Minnesota Invite with dominate performances all around.
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12/1/2017 - M. Swimming
The Gophers combined to win 10 of the 12 final events.
Gophers Open Strong at Minnesota Invite
11/30/2017 - M. Swimming
Minnesota men's and women's swimming team displayed strong showings on day one of the Minnesota Invite.