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.
2017-18 Freshman Season: Placed fifth in the 500-yard free (4:49.94), second in the 400 IM (4:19.48) and fourth in the 1650-yard free (16:46.10) in the Minnesota Invitational. • Seventh place in the 1000-yard free (10:13.45) against Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin in the Quad Dual. • Took third in the 1000-yard free (10:13.59) and fourth in the 500-yard free (4:59.88) against the University of Iowa. • Placed fourth in the 1000-yard free (10:22.52) and third in the 500-yard free (5:03.64) against Florida State.
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.
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