April 29, 2013
University of Minnesota head men's and women's swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer announced Monday that Jakub Maly (Vienna, Austria) has signed a National Letter of Intent to swim for the Gophers beginning in the 2013-14 season.
"Jakub is an elite athlete that already brings International and World class swimming with him to Minnesota," Kremer said. "We could not be more pleased that he has decided to become a Golden Gopher. Steve Miller, our men's recruiting coordinator, did a great job of showing Minnesota to Jakub, and ultimately we were the right fit for him and he is the right fit for our team."
Maly will represent Austria at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona this summer. He placed 10th in the 400 IM, 14th in the 200 IM, 16th in the 200 breast and 19th in the 200 fly at the 2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships, and also had an impressive performance at the 2012 Short Course World Championships. At the event, he secured an 11th-place finish in the 400 IM, 16th-place finish in the 200 IM and a 25th-place finish in the 200 fly.
US Nationals Start on Tuesday
Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.
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Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
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