MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming and diving squad celebrated the 2017-18 season at their annual banquet. The event held on campus Saturday recognized the team’s accomplishments as well as individual award winners as found below.
In addition to the current student-athletes, the program recognized Terry Bjokrlund and Linda Schissel with the Spirit of Minnesota Award. Bjokrlund was recognized for his service to Minnesota swimming and diving as the public address announcer for diving while Schissel was honor for being a pioneer in Sports Massage Therapy.
Bowen Becker - Men's
Sarah Bacon - Women's
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Diver of the Year
Dorothy Lestina Sheppard Award
This award recognizes a female student-athlete who values the science of the sport, international awareness and travel and a competitive educational experience.
Jean Freeman Award
This award goes to a female student-athlete who represents unyielding motivation and a committed spirit that is complemented with a deep-seated dedication to personal growth.
Jerry McCaul Award
This award recognizes the male student-athlete who best exemplifies Jerry McCaul’s enthusiasm and dedication to the sport.
This award recognizes an athlete who is dedicated to work in the weight room.
Patricia Van Law
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Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet
4/16/2018 - M. Swimming
Minnesota celebrated the 2017-18 season at its annual banquet to recognize the team's accomplishments as well as individual award winners.
Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind
4/3/2018 - M. Swimming
2017-18 saw the team earn individual championship titles, impressive dual record, numerous individual top times and new school record times.
Gophers Finish 15th at NCAA Meet
3/24/2018 - M. Swimming
The University of Minnesota earns their best finish at the NCAA meet since 2011.