It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.
Minnesota sits in 10th place with 99 points following Friday night's events
Four Gophers will compete in tonight's finals beginning at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN3.
Minnesota is in 10th place through one day of competition at the NCAA Championships.
Eight swimmers advnace to tonight's finals.
2012-13 Junior Season: Two-time All-American at the 2013 NCAA Championships (3/23) posted an 11th-place finish as a member of the 200 medley relay team (1:37.80) and a 10th-place finish as a member of the 400 medley relay team (3:33.15) First Team All-Big Ten Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (10/9) won two events at the Big Ten Championships (2/20) with program-record times of 1:36.89 in the 200 medley relay and 3:31.45 in the 400 medley relay placed first with the 200 medley relay team 7 times throughout the season claimed victories in the 100 backstroke 4 times during the year and in the 200 back vs. Michigan (10/5)
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Earned four All-America certificates at the 2012 NCAA Championships finished 10th as a member of the 400 freestyle relay (3:15.88), 12th as a member of the 400 medley relay (3:33.71), tied for 13th in the 200 medley relay (1:38.43) and 14th in the 200 backstroke (1:55.51) named to the All-Big Ten First Team Big Ten Champion in the 100 back (52.35) and 200 back (1:53.34) both marks at the Big Tens were program records also placed third as a member of the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay and 400 free relay Set personal record in the 100 freestyle (51.35), winning the title at the Minnesota Challenge (2/3-4) won three titles (100 back, 200 back, 400 free relay) at Quad Duals (1/27-28) won the 100 back (55.31) and was second in the 200 back and 200 medley relay at Missouri (1/14) had first-place finishes in the 100 backstroke and as a member of the 200 medley relay at Hawaii (12/31) claimed the 400-meter free relay and 400-meter medley relay titles, placed fourth in the 100-meter back and fifth in the 200-meter back at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/11-13) Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (10/11) tallied three first-place finishes at the Iowa dual (11/4) won the title in both the 100 backstroke (54.75) and 200 backstroke (2:00.93) events at the Wisconsin dual (10/28) placed first in the 100 backstroke (54.22), 200 backstroke (2:00.35) and 200 medley relay (1:44.29) vs. Kansas (10/21) took home first-place honors in the 100 freestyle (52.45) and 400 freestyle relay (3:35.02), while finishing in second place in the 200 freestyle (1:56.05) at Iowa State (10/15) won five events in the season-opening dual vs. Michigan (10/7-8) awarded Minnesota's Most Improved Award Academic All-Big Ten.
2010-11 Freshman Season: All-American with the 200 medley team, which placed ninth at NCAA's (1:37.87) placed ninth in 100 back (53.75) and 200 back (1:55.55) at Big Ten Championships member of the first-place 400 medley relay team at the Minnesota Challenge (3:54.20) 200 medley team took second (1:47.85) finished third in the 200 back and fourth in 100 back at Wisconsin dual (10/9) won the 100 back at Michigan State dual (10/9) finished second in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 back at Michigan dual (10/8) one of two Gophers voted most improved swimmer (with Lissa Tommerdahl) earned first varsity letter.
High School: Swam with Maple Grove Senior High under Matt Schoen and the Aquajets Swim Club under Coach Kate Lundsten a multiple NISCA All-American competed at the World Championship Trials, the Short-Course Nationals, Junior Nationals and the Speedo Series won the 2009 state title in the 100 back (54.47) and finished second overall in the 50 free an intregral member of Maple Grove Senior High when it won the Class AA state championship in 2007 was the 2007 and 2008 state runner-up in the 100 back and finished third overall in 2008 in the 50 free a six-time all-conference and four-time all-state selection named the team's most valuable multiple years owns the school record six events (50, 100, 500 free, 100 back, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay) a two-time Scholastic All-American.
Personal: Born July 2, 1992 daughter of Keith Behrens and Jacque Behrens majoring in history.
Behrens's Top Times
Year - Event - Times
2013 - 50 Free - 22.66
2012 - 100 Free - 51.35
2010 - 200 Free - 1:51.04
2013 - 50 Back - 26.08
2012 - 100 Back - 52.35*
2012 - 200 Back - 1:53.34*
2013 - 100 Fly - 58.81
*= program record
Bacon, Siwicki Compete in National Events
The Gophers had representation and USA Diving and USA Swimming events over the weekend.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.