List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
The former Gopher finished second in Tuesday's semifinals with a time of 53.24.
Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams
The Gophers continue to improve every session, heading into the final day with 235 points
Day two of the Big Ten Championships will get underway Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
2011-12 SENIOR SEASON:
Placed in two events at the Big Ten Championships member of the third place 800 free relay (6:25.60) placed 20th in the 200 free (1:37.78) also finished 49th in the 50 free and58th in the 100 free earned the runner-up spot in the 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge, Missouri Dual, HawaiiDual and against Wisconsin Academic All-Big Ten letterwinner.
2010-11 JUNIOR SEASON:
Swam on the fourth-place 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships also competed in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 free set new career-best times in the 100 and 200 free at the Gopher-It Invitational Academic All-Big Ten letterwinner.
2009-10 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Closed the regular season with a win in the 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge.
2008-09 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Placed fourth in the 50 free and 100 free at the Falcon Invitational clocked a career-best 45.57 in the 100 free to finish fourth at the Minnesota Challenge finished third in the 200 free in a career-best 1:39.60 at the Challenge and took fourth in the 50 free in 20.79.
A 2008 graduate of Winona Senior High School high school coach was Steve Burt was the runner-up in the 200 free at Minnesota State AA meet to Gopher teammate Paul Tierney also placed third in the 100 free as a senior won two section titles in the 100 and 200 free as a senior, breaking meet records in both events won the 2007 Minnesota Long Course state title in thte men's 17-and-over 200 free 2008 NISCA All-American all-state honoree in 2007 and 2008 earned six letters in swimming also competed for Winona Swim Club National Honor Society member four-year Academic letterwinner.
Born April 5, 1990 son of Jay and Trudy Papenfuss statistics major enjoys disc golf, video games and following professional sports.
Papenfuss's Top Times:
50 free 20.76 2/24/12
100 free 44.92 3/6/11
200 free 1:37.21 3/6/11
500 free 4:44.03 2/4/12
Busch Reflects on McCaul Award, Team Energy
The graduating senior is honored to win the award and looks forward to watching his younger teammates next year.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.