Dani Bergeson
Dani  Bergeson


Bismarck, N.D.

High School:
Century HS



2016-17 Sophomore Season: Academic All Big Ten team • named Most Improved by teammates • outstanding student-athlete award • earned sixth place in the 100-yard back with a 57.52 against Wisconsin • finished fifth in the 50-yard free with a 24.33 against North Dakota • finished in second place with a 51.69 during the 100-yard free at the Minnesota Invitational • earned three first place finishes at the Jean Freeman Invitational: 50-yard free (23.49), 100-yard free (50.40), 50-yard back (26.60) • finished 25th in the 100-yard free with a time of 50.55 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • placed 47th in the 100-yard fly with a 55.31 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • posted a 19th place finish in the 200-yard IM with a 2:00.07 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships.

2015-16 Freshman Season:
First-year letterwinner • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Bergeson placed 44th in the 200 IM, 46th in the 100 fly and 49th in the 100 back • Notched eight top-three finishes during the dual season • Made collegiate debut in the Gophers’ win at Florida State. High School: 2015 graduate of Century High School • Valedictorian • HS Coach Jeff Steele • Letter winner • 2015 North Dakota Senior Athlete of the Year (swimming) • 2015 Bismarck City Senior Athlete of the Year (overall) • All State Team 2009-2014 • All Conference Team 2009-2014 • Team Captain 2013, 2014 • Team MVP 2011-2014 • State record holder in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay • Seven-time high school Individual State Champion • Four-time high school Relay State Champion • North Dakota state record holder in the 100 back and 200 medley relay • Seven Century high school records • Most memorable sports thrill was swimming in the “A” final at the high school state swim meet as a seventh grader.  

Personal: Born January 22, 1997 • Daughter of Brian and De Bergeson • Has one younger brother, Eric • Enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends • undecided on major.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
50 free 22.66 2/18/2016
100 free 50.40 12/3/2016
100 fly 55.99 02/19/2016
100 back 55.89 12/05/2015
200 back 2:10.51 10/3/2015
200 IM 2:00.07 2/16/2017


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