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 qualified 14 swimmers to the finals Saturday night
Minnesota sits in first with 573.5 points and eight Big Ten titles
The Gophers will send 16 women to the finals
2012-13 Senior Season: Placed third in both the 100 breast and 200 breast at Kansas (10/20)won the 200 breast (2:22.88) and finished fourth in the 100 breast (1:05.98) against Iowa State (10/12) competed in the 100 breast, 200 breast and was a member of the 200 medley relay team at Michigan (10/5).
2011-12 Junior Season: Earned all new top times at the Big Ten Championships placed ninth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:01.40 clocked in at 2:12.66 in the 200 breast for 10th place finished 109th in the 50 free (29.53) earned sixth place finishes in the 200 breast and 200 medley relay at the Quad Duals also placed eighth in the 100 breast at the Quad Duals finished in the two and three spots in the 200 and 100 breast vs Hawaii won the 100 breast and runner-up in the 200 breast against Iowa Academic All-Big Ten letterwinner.
2010-11 Sophomore Season: Finished fourth in 100 and fifth in the 200 breast at Wisconsin dual with times of 1:05.58 and 2:22.27 respectively (10/9) finished third in 100 breast at Michigan State dual with a time of 1:07.85 (10/9) Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned second varsity letter.
2009-10 Freshman Season: Held team's fifth best times of the season in the 100 breast and 200 breast earned 52 points at dual meets and 2 points at the Big Ten Championships first-year letter winner started the season competing in three events at Wisconsin (10/30), including a third-place finish in the 200 breast and a fourth-place finish in the 100 breast won both breast events in the Iowa dual (11/6), swimming 1:05.08 in the 100 and 2:20.67 in the 200 finished fourth in both breast events at the Ohio State Invite (12/4) finished 15th in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships (2/17) posted her season-best time in the Big Ten 100 breast prelims (1:02.93) added a season-best race in the 200 breast prelimes (2:17.64) and finished tied for 22nd in finals.
High School: A 2009 graduate of North Kingstown High School swam with Bluefish Swim Club under coach Chuck Batchelor 2009 U.S. Open qualifier two-time NISCA All-American in the 100 breast in 2008 and 2009 four-time state champion in the 400 free and the 200 medley relays was a second-team all-state for three consecutive years NISCA academic All-American and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American four-year letterwinner in swimming member of the high school team that finished third at state in 2007 and 2008 swam in five Grand Prix's and at the 2008 Junior Nationals enters college with career-best times of 1:03.03 in the 100 breast and 2:18.77 in the 200 breast.
Personal: Born January 21, 1991 daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Jackson majoring in psychology.
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Training Change Pays off for Waddell
The South Dakota native became Minnesota's third Big Ten Freshman of the Year after a prolific conference meet.
Gophers Fourth at B1G as Zhou, Waddell Honored
Minnesota placed fourth at the conference meet and claimed the Big Ten Diver of the Championships and Freshman of the Year awards.
Saturday B1G Prelims
Minnesota will have competitors in every "A" final of the conference meet's last session.