For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in their second academic year at an institution to earn the honor.
Minnesota sits in first with 573.5 points and eight Big Ten titles
The Gophers will send 16 women to the finals
Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm
Women's Big Ten Swimming
2012-13 Sophomore Season: Placed 15th in the 100 breast (1:02.72) and 19th in the 50 free with a personal-best time of 22.99 at the 2013 Big Ten Championships (2/20) also established a personal-best time in the 100 breast (1:02.17) in the preliminaries of the event placed first as a member of the 400 medley relay (3:50.63) and 200 free relay (1:33.53) at the Minnesota Challenge (2/8) finished 13th in both the 100 free and 100 breast at the Big Ten Quad Duals (2/1) posted a fourth-place finish in the 50 free vs. North Dakota (1/25) won the title in the 50 free (23.92) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:46.77) at the Jean Freeman Invite (11/30) member of the 200 free relay team that placed second at Kansas (10/20) also placed fourth in the 50 free vs. the Jayhawks claimed first-place honors in the 100 free (52.71) and third-place honors in the 50 free (24.13) and as a member of the 400 free relay vs. Iowa State (10/12) finished fourth with the 400 free relay at Michigan (10/5) earned second varsity letter.
High School: A 2011 honor roll graduate of Kennedy Secondary high school coach was Tom Uvaas swam for Fergus Falls Flyers and Twin Cities Swim Team 100 freestyle state champion in 2009 and 2010 state runner-up in 50 freestyle in 2009 and 2010 all-state selection from 2007-10 NISCA All-American voted most improved and hardest worker by her team.
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