The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for the No. 17 Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State, 153.5-146.5. The No. 21 Golden Gopher men’s swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.
Looking to pick up right where they left off, the Gophers will strive to continue their success in the water throughout the 2017-18 campaign.
High School: 2017 graduate of Boise High School • letterwinner in swimming • three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American • three-time NISCA High School All-American • four-time 500 free Idaho State champion, three-time 200 free Idaho State champion and 100 fly state champion her senior year •member of the Boise Y Swim Team.
Personal: Born April 13, 1999 • cousin Spencer Howard played baseball for Philadelphia Phillies • enjoys hiking and running • was a gymnast for six years before becoming a diver • plans to major in psychology with a focus in pre-med.
Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 18
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Padington Earns a Pair of Big Ten Weekly Honors
Following impressive performances in the Gophers victory over Florida State, Padington earned Big Ten Women’s Swimmer and Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Big Ten...
Gophers Open Up Season with Split of Florida State
The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for No. 17 Minnesota who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State.