For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.
Minnesota concluded the Championships with 378 team points .
Minnesota sits in fourth with 54 team points
Minnesota won 4 events on the night to lead Wisconsin and Purdue
Minnesota took down the Fighting Sioux 198-90 at home on Friday night
2011-12 Junior Season: Earned new top times at the Big Ten Championships claimed 19th in the 400 IM (3:54.49) finished 24th in the 1,650 free (15.33.64) came in 25th in the 500 free (4:25.66) member of the second place 400 free relay at the Minnesota Challenge placed fourth in the 400 IM at the Triple Duals finished runner-up in the 1000 free at the Missouri Dual also placed second in the 1,650 free against Hawaii letterwinner.
2010-11 Sophomore Season: Made his Big Ten Championships debut, swimming the 500 free and 1650 free won the 200, 500, and 1650 free races at the Minnesota Challenge letterwinner.
2009-10 Freshman Season: Scored 11 dual meet points on the season finished fifth in 100 and 200 back at Iowa dual won the 200 back at the Minnesota Challenge, with the team's second-best time of the year (1:51.06) also finished second in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 free.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Cascade High School in Everett, Wash. won the 2008 Washington State 4A High School title in the 200 freestyle and placed second in 2009 also finished third at the 2008 state meet in the 100 backstroke Junior Nationals qualifier swam for Cascade Swim Club under coach Tom Pardee.
Personal: Born June 15, 1991 majoring in business and marketing education son of Dale and Yumi Nesheim enjoys playing the drums.
Nesheim's Top Times:
500 free 4:25.66 2/23/12
1,000 free 9:22.87 2/26/11
1,650 free 15:33.64 2/25/12
200 back 1:52.41 10/5/12
400 IM 3:54.49 2/24/12
US Nationals Start on Tuesday
Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.
Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition
Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.