May 9, 2013
University of Minnesota head men's and women's swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer announced Thursday that Derek Toomey and Luke Bushman have been named team captains for the 2013-14 season. Toomey will lead the team for the second-straight season, while Bushman will serve as captain for the first time as a junior.
The pair helped the Gophers place fourth at the 2013 Big Ten Championships and post a top-20 finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Toomey and Bushman will lead an experienced group in 2013-14 that is set to include six returners from last year's NCAA roster.
Toomey is coming off the most successful season of his career as a junior, where he earned All-America First Team honors with a third-place finish in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships. Toomey also earned All-America accolades in the 100 free and as a member of the 200 free and 400 free relay teams.
Bushman concluded his sophomore season, his first with the Gophers, with a sixth-place finish as a member of the 200 medley relay and a 16th-place finish in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships. During the season, Bushman claimed five events titles.
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