Nov. 16, 2012
The University of Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team signed on six new swimmers that will join them beginning in the 2013 school year. Noah Busch, Ian Gordon, Nicholas Hatanaka, Erick Huft, Nick Orf and Daryl Turner and will swim for the Gophers.
Assistant Swimming Coach and Associate Recruiting Coordinator Steve Miller commented on the recruiting class.
“We are proud and excited to announce the signing of a class of talented, young men to our swim team. These outstanding athletes will have immediate positive impact on our program and strengthen the team in Big Ten and NCAA competition. Their personalities and strong work ethics will mesh well with our current swimmers. Our entire coaching staff is looking forward to the continued development and the significant contribution these men will have on the future success of our program.”
Minnetonka High School
Minnetonka Swim Club; Coach Ben Bartell
*2012 Minnesota State High School Champion in the 100 Backstroke
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 50 and 100 Free; and the 100 Back
*NISCA High School All-American
Oconomowoc High School
YMCA at Pabst Farms Swim Team; Coach Dave Joyce
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 50 Freestyle
*Multiple Time Finalist at the YMCA Nationals
*National Honors Society Member
Loveland High School
Loveland Swim Club; Coach Jim Nickell
*2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 100 and 200 Breast.
*3rd place at the 2012 USA Swimming Junior National Championships in the 200 Breast
*Colorado State High School Division 5A Record Holder in the 100 Breast
Edina Swim Club; Coach Jeff Rodriguez
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 400 Free
*Multiple Time Finalist at the Minnesota State Championships.
Parkway Central High School
Parkway Swim Club; Coach Jack Maddan
*2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 200 Butterfly
*Missouri State High School Champion in the 200 IM in 2011 and 2012
*Placed 8th in the 200 Fly at the 2012 USA Swimming Junior Nationals in Indianapolis, IN
Greenwood Village, CO
Cherry Creek High School
Aces Swim Club; Coach Eric Craven and Scott Cummings
*Colorado State High School Record Holder in the 100 Free, 100 Back, and the 200 Medley Relay
*2012 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 100 Freestyle
*US Open Qualifier in the 100 Free and 100 Back
Three Gophers Earn B1G Weekly Awards
Zhou, Barnard and Horejsi have each won multiple conference honors this season.
Maly, Smith Head to the Short Course Worlds
Seniors Kierra Smith and Jakub Maly head to Windsor, Ontario to compete for their respective countries.
Becker Wins Second Winter Nationals Title
The sophomore posted one of the best times in program history to win the 100 free in Atlanta.