Gophers Open 2012-13 Season at Michigan
The Gophers will face up against the defending Big Ten Champions

Oct. 2, 2012

The University of Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team will open its 2012-13 season Friday when it hits the road to compete against defending Big Ten Champion, Michigan, at Canham Natatorium. The meet is set to begin Friday at 4 p.m., and continue Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

“Michigan is the defending Big Ten Champion and finished higher at NCAA’s than any other Big Ten team,” head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer said. “It is really good competition to start off our season. I think it will give us a good indicator of where our team is both mentally and physically and we are excited about that. Michigan is well coached and is a team that will give you its best every time it competes. We are excited about having the opportunity to go up against them.”

Minnesota opens the season with strong returning senior, junior and sophomore classes, as well as a very talented group of incoming freshmen.

“It’s really exciting for the freshmen to participate in their first collegiate dual meet,” Kremer said. “Our entire staff is excited to watch our newcomers compete and enjoy the experience of being a student-athlete in the Big Ten.”

The Gophers travel to Michigan following a 2011-12 season in which they finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships and 24th overall at the NCAA Championships.

“I think it is important for us to get on the road and into an environment where there is a really good team to compete against,” Kremer stated. “When we get to the NCAA Championships, which are on the road as well, that’s our biggest meet of the year. It’s good to practice being on the road all year against good competition, and this is a good way to start.”

The Wolverines kicked off their season at home last weekend against Wisconsin, earning a 172.5-115.5 victory.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Meet the Newcomers: Tom Donker

Meet the Newcomers: Tom Donker

12/12/2017 - M. Swimming

In this edition of Meet the Newcomers, GopherSports.com catches up with freshman backstroker Tom Donker. He hails from Zutphen, Netherlands and has made his mark early for the Gophers in ...

Gophers Dominate at Minnesota Invite

Gophers Dominate at Minnesota Invite

12/2/2017 - M. Swimming

Minnesota capped off the final night of the Minnesota Invite with dominate performances all around.

Padington Sets School Record at Minnesota Invite

Padington Sets School Record at Minnesota Invite

12/1/2017 - M. Swimming

The Gophers combined to win 10 of the 12 final events.

Get daily updates delivered to your inbox!

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics