July 18, 2012
The Gophers men's swimming and diving team received Scholar All-American accolades from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America this week. Four men were named to the Scholar All-American Team while seven received Scholar All-American Honorable Mention honors.
To qualify for the Scholar All-America team, an athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and qualify for the national championships. In addition to these four individuals meeting criteria, Minnesota also received the Team Scholar All-American Award. This honor is presented to teams achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 during both semesters.
Minnesota's CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Hrvoje Capan, Jr.
Kristoffer Jorgensen, Sr.
CJ Smith, Fr.
Derek Toomey, So.
Minnesota's CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
Jared Anderson, Sr.
Max Cartwright, Fr.
Alex Cisneros, Fr.
Josh Hall, Jr.
Nathan Jobe, Sr.
Matt Pappenfuss, Sr.
Mike Vernoia, Sr.
Gophers Set Pool Records, Win in Denver
Minnesota earned a pair of dual meet victories against Denver and Wyoming at El Pomar Natatorium.
Gophers Lead Denver, Wyoming on Day 1
Minnesota's men won five swimming events on the first night of competition in Denver.
Barnard, Zhou Post First Place Finishes at the Wally Nakamoto Invitational
Matt Barnard and Yu Zhou post first place finishes at the Wally Nakamoto Hawaii Diving Invitational.