Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Toomey and Bushman will lead the team in 2013-14.
Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
Minnesota's 18th-place finish was an improvement of six spots from last season.
Toomey advances to finals in the 100 free and as a member of the 400 free relay.
Career Notes:Awarded 2014 B1G Medal of Honor First B1G swimmer to race under 19 seconds in 50 free with an 18.95 4th place finish at 2014 NCAA Championships in 50 Free 2014 Big Ten Champion in the 50 free, tied for meet record during prelims with 19.05 Finished second in the 100 free at the 2014 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Placed third in the nation in the 2013 NCAA Championships for the 50 free, one of Minnesota's highest finishes 2011 Big Ten Champion in the 200 free relay holds the Minnesota record in the 100 free (42.60) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:16.78) Co-record holder Minnesota in the 50 free (19.05).
2013-14 Senior Season:Co-Captain During the 2014 NCAA Championships, Toomey finished 13th in the 200 Free - with a prelim split of 18.95, becoming the first B1G swimmer to race the 50 sub 19 with a time of 18.95 - placed 4th in the 50 Free with a time of 19.05, 17th in the 400 Medley Relay, 18th in the 200 medley Relay, and 16th in the 100 Free (3/27-3/29) At the 2014 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Derek was the B1G Champion in the 50 free, became B1G and Minnesota co-holder with his prelim time 19.05, took home the silver medal in the 100 free, took sixth in the 400 medley relay, fifth in the 200 medley relay and fourth in the 400 free relay (2/26-3/1) At the 2014 Minnesota Challenge, Toomey finished first in the 50 free, second in the 100 free, third in the 400 medley relay, fourteenth in the 100 fly, and first in the 200 free relay (2/7-2/8) 200 medley relay took first, 50 free took first, 100 free took second and 200 free relay took second at the B1G Triple Dual (1/31-2/1) 400 medley relay finished second, second in 200 free relay, first in the 400 free relay, second in the 50 free, and third in 100 free against NC State (1/24-1/25) Finished first in the 50 free and second in the 100 free in Hawaii (1/11) 200 free relay team took first, ninth in the 100 breast, first in 400 medley relay, first in 200 medley relay, first in the 100 free and first in the 400 free relay at the 2013 Jean Freeman Invite (12/6-12/7) During the 2013 Arena Grand Prix, Toomey's 400 free relay finished first, fourth in the 50 free, eighth in the 100 free and first in the 400 medley relay (11/14-11/16) At Iowa, Toomey anchored 200 free relay that took second, first in the 50 free, second in the 100 free and anchored 400 free relay for first (11/1). 200 free relay took first, first in the 50 free, first in the 200 medley relay, first in 400 medley relay, second in 100 free, and anchored first place 400 free relay against Wisconsin (10/18-10/19) 400 medley relay finished second, first in the 50 free, fifth in the 100 free and anchored winning 400 free relay versus Florida Anchored 200 free relay team that took first, first in the 50 free, second in the 100 free and first in 200 medley relay against Arizona State (10/5).
2012-13 Junior Season: Earned three All-American Honors at the NCAA Championships competed in the NCAA Championships and had 22.5 points, the most of the Golden Gophers had the most points earned in the Big Ten Championships with 44 earned two career best top times in the season for the 50 free and 100 free in the 50 free and 100 free lead the team in top times lead the team in contributing dual meet points with 132.5 letter winner competed in the 50 free in the NCAA Championships and placed third while also earning 15th in the 200 free relay took third place in the 50 free and sixth in the 200 free relay at the Big Ten Championships earned his season top time in the 200 free at the Grand Prix while also placing first as a team in the 400 free relay took first in the 50 free, second-place in the 100 free and won the 200 medley relay against Iowa (11/2/12) won the 50 free, 100 free and the 200 medley relay against Wisconsin (10/26/12) placed third in the 50 free, 100 free and as a member of both the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams at Michigan (10/5/12).
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Earned three All-Ameican Honors at the NCAA Championships led off the 12th place 200 free relay swam in the 15th place 400 free relay member of the 16th place 800 free relay team also finished 31st in the 50 free (19.87) earned two career-best times at the Big Ten Championships claimed seventh place in the 100 free with a time of 43.83 (prelims-43.45) finished ninth overall in the 50 free (19.84) also member of the third place 400 free relay, 800 free relay and fifth place 200 free relay Academic All-Big Ten letterwinner.
2010-11 Freshman Season: Anchored the Big Ten meet record-setting 200 free relay (1:16.78), which went on to finish seventh at the NCAA Championships Minnesota's first freshman Big Ten champion since 2004 also part of the runner-up 400 free relay team finished ninth in the 50 free with a time of 19.94 finished 11th in the 100 free at NCAAs, earned All-America honors in the 400 and 800 free relays in addition to the 200 free relay finished 13th in the 50 free and 18th in the 100 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix letterwinner.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Verona Area High School high school coaches were Bill Wuerger and Aaron Osten 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state runner-up in the 50 and 100 free with times of 20.57 and 45.19 also anchored Verona's runner-up 200 free relay two-time NISCA All-American all-state and All-Big 8 Conference as a junior and senior set three school records swam with Badger Aquatics and Seminole Sharks Academic All-American graduated with highest honors.
Personal: Born November 2, 1991 kenisiology major son of Kathleen Horner and Thomas Toomey has siblings Crystal Held, Angie Hale and Brad Toomey sister, Angie, swam for Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been doing karate since age eight and is now a third-degree black belt.
Toomey's Top Times:
50 free 18.95 2014 NCAA Championships
100 free 42.42 B1G Championships 2014
200 free 1:37.17 2/25/11
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