Natalie Herrild
Natalie Herrild


Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville South HS



Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.


Twenty Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in their second academic year at an institution to earn the honor.


Gophers Post Strong Finish At Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota won 12 events on the day


Gophers Wrap Up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm


Gophers Wrap up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm

2012-13 • Senior Season: Finished eighth in both the 50 free and 100 fly, as well asswimming on the fifth place 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teamsagainst Kansas (10/20).

2011-12 • Junior Season:
Member of the fourth place 200 medley relay team vs. Kansas• finished sixth in both the 100 fly (1:01.58) and 50 free (25.93) at the Iowa State dual • also part of the runner-up 200 medley relay and 400 free relay against Iowa State.

2009-10 • Freshman Season:
Opened her Gophers career competing in three events at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13) • finished fifth in the 100 free with her season-best time (53.42) at the Falcon Invite (12/4) • finished her season at the Minnesota Challenge (2/5) with season-best times in the 50 free (24.64) and 100 fly (59.76) • swam in the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, and 200 medley relay at both the Falcon Invite and the Minnesota Challenge.

High School:A 2009 graduate of Lakeville South High School • swam with high school team and the South Metro Storm Swim Club • earned NISCA All-America honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008 • all-state selection in 2005, 2007 and 2008 • was a part of the state champion 200 free relay her senior year and set the all-time Minnesota and meet record • three-time all-conference selection • was a team captain and the most valuable swimmer • lettered in swimming, golf, academics, marching band and drumline • outstanding student • was a member of the National Honor Society • was an Academic All-American, All Conference, ExCEL award winner, Triple A award winner and Marine Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Born September 18, 1990 • daughter of Randy and Kathy Herrild • has a younger brother, Alex • majoring in economics.

Herrild's Top Times
Year Event Time
2011 50 Free 24.59
2011 100 Free 52.48
2011 100 Fly 56.90


Zhou Named B1G Diver of the Week


Yu Zhou was selected as the Big Ten Diver of the Week after her performances at the Georgia Tech Invite, announced today by the conference office. This is Zhou's fifth conference honor of...

Minnesota Diving Wraps GT Invite


The University of Minnesota men's and women's diving teams wrapped competition at the 2015 Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the McAuley Aquatic Center with platform diving.

Zhou Highlights Day 2 at GT Invite


Yu Zhou picked up her second even win, topping the women's 3-meter field with a 369.00 on the second night of the Georgia Tech Invite.

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