#9 Freshman Barnard Qualifies for NCAA Diving

Australian Matt Barnard began diving for the Gophers just this past January. The freshman immediately made a splash.

At the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, Matt began day one placing 10th on the 3-meter and the next day, finishing 16th on the 1-meter. With only one opportunity left for divers to qualify for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, Barnard showed up. His performance on the platform resulted in a second-place finish, with total of 823.97 points - the freshman, who had only competed in a total of 3 collegiate diving meets was headed to Austin, Texas.

Joining the 8 swimmers on Minnesota's NCAA roster, Barnard was set to compete against the top Division I divers in the country.

At the NCAA Championships, Barnard finished 31st on the 1-meter board with a total of 281 points and 31st on the 3-meter with 317.35 points. During the 3-meter competition, Matt sustained an injury to his leg preventing him from competing in the platform competition.

With three years left of Diving for the U, there is only optimism from Head Swimming and Diving Coach Kelly Kremer, "Matt did a great job... I can't wait to see what happens next."




Busch Finds Leadership Role


Voted Hardest Worker last season, junior Noah Busch has been a leader in the water for freshmen sprinters.

Minnesota Diving Wraps GT Invite


The University of Minnesota men's and women's diving teams wrapped competition at the 2015 Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the McAuley Aquatic Center with platform diving.

Pollard Takes 2nd on Day 2 of GT Invite


Night two of the Georgia Tech Invitational featured five Golden Gophers qualfiying for finals in the women's 3-meter and men's 1-meter diving competitions.

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