Brooke Zeiger
Brooke  Zeiger

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cumberland, R.I.

High School:
Homeschool

Event:
IM/Backstroke/Freestyle


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

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Career Notes: Holds Minnesota records in the 400-yard IM (4:03.28), 200-meter IM (2:15.89) and 400-meter IM (4:42.49) • Four-time All-American.

2015-16 Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten • Named Team MVP • Earned All-American status in each event she competed in at the 2016 NCAA Championships; finished 6th in the 400 IM, 8th in the 1650 free and 15th in the 500 free • Named All-Big Ten Second Team • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Zeiger finished 2nd in the 400 IM, 6th in the 500 free, 8th in the 1650 free and 10th in the 800 free relay • Recorded 12 gold finishes during the regular season • Named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after advancing to finals in the 400-meter IM, 200 IM, 400 free and 200 back at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Minneapolis • Opened the season winning three events at Florida State.

2014-15 Freshman Season: Most Improved, voted by team • First-year Letterwinner • Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week • 400 IM All-American • 800 free relay All-American Honorable Mention • At the 2015 NCAA Championships, Zeiger finished 6th in the 400 IM, 48th in the 500 free, 53rd in the 200 back and 16th in the 800 free relay (3/19-3/21) • During the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Zeiger broke the Minnesota school record in the 400 IM with a 4:03.28 and was the Big Ten Champion in the event. Zeiger also took home the bronze in the 1650 free and placed 9th in the 500 free (2/19-2/21) • Placed 1st in the 1650 free at the 2015 Minnesota Challenge (2/7) • Finished 1st in the 400 IM, 2nd in the 200 back, 2nd in the 200 IM, 3rd in the 200 free and 3rd in the 1000 free against Northwestern and Purdue at the Big Ten Triple Dual (1/30-1/31) • Placed 4th in the 500 free, 5th in the 100 back and 2nd in the 400 IM, 200 IM and 1000 free at North Carolina State (1/23-1/24) • Finished 1st in the 1000 free and 200 back at Hawaii (1/7) • Finished 6th in the 50 back, 14th in the 100 free, 8th in the 100 fly, 7th in the 100 breast and 9th in the 200 free at the 2014 Jean K. Freeman Invite (12/5-12/6) • During the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis, Zeiger finished 4th in the 400 IM, 2nd in the 500 free, 6th in the 200 back, 8th in the 200 IM and 16th in the 100 back (11/20-11/22) • Finished 1st in both the 400 IM and 1000 free and 3rd in the 200 back at Florida (11/8) • Placed 5th in the 100 back and 1st in both the 200 back and 200 IM against Iowa (10/31) • Won both the 500 free and 1000 free vs. North Dakota (10/24) • Tallied three 1st-place finishes against Wisconsin in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM (10/17) • Made her collegiate debut at Arizona State where she finished 2nd in the 100 back and 1st in both the 200 back and 200 IM (10/4).

High School: 2014 graduate • Homeschooled • Junior National Team Member (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15) • Represented USA during the World Cup in Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan • Made first Olympic Trial cut at age 15.

Personal: Born January 9, 2015 • Daughter of Peter and Whitney Zeiger • Has 4 siblings (Blake, Elizabeth, Rebecca and John) • Older sister Blake swam for Minnesota from 2011-2015 • Parents swam at the University of Maine • Enjoys baking, playing with her pets, hanging out with friends and watching movies.

Top Times at Minnesota:
500 free • 4:38.66 • 2/19/15
1650 free • 16:00.64 • 3/19/16
200 IM • 1:59.98 • 11/22/14
400 IM • 4:03.28 • 2/20/15 • School Record

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