High School: 2017 graduate of St. Mar's Central high School • Coached by Thomas Stromme and Emily Poppe • Three-year National Honor Society Earned six swiming letters and four soccer letters • Western Dakota Assocation All-Conference 2012-2016 • First-Team North Dakota All-State 2012-2016 • 2017 State Champion in 200 free and 500 free • 2016 State Champion in 100 back, State Runner-up 200 free • 2015 State Runner-Up in 200 free and 100 back • 2014 State Runner-Up in 100 back • Member of Bismarck Aquastrom swim team for eight years • was four-year varsity soccer player.
Personal: Born August 3, 1998 • Daughter of Jane and Wayne Hepper • Has one sibling, Meg • Mother Jane swam for Minnesota • Enjoys reading, writing, music and the rodeo • Major is currently undecided.
Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 18
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Padington Earns a Pair of Big Ten Weekly Honors
Following impressive performances in the Gophers victory over Florida State, Padington earned Big Ten Women’s Swimmer and Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Big Ten...
Gophers Open Up Season with Split of Florida State
The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for No. 17 Minnesota who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State.