Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
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.
The two advanced to the Championships March 21-23
1 meter diving wrapped up at Zone D at the University of Houston
Women's Swimming Championships
2012-13 Sophomore Season: Posted a personal-best score of 245.35 in the platform preliminaries at the NCAA Zone D Championships (3/23) placed ninth in platform, 12th in 1 meter and 14th in 3 meter at the Zone D Championships notched personal-best scores of 316.60 in 1 meter and 348.45 in 3 meter at the 2013 Big Ten Championships (2/20) placed fifth in 1 meter, eighth in 3 meter and 18th in platform at the Big Ten Championships finished third in platform at the Minnesota Challenge (2/8) picked up fourth-place finishes in 1 meter vs. North Dakota (1/25) and at Michigan (10/5), her highest finishes of the year placed third in 3 meter vs. UND Academic All-Big Ten letterwinner.
2011-12 Freshman Season: Competed at the Big Ten Championships finshed 24th on 1-meter and 3-meter boards placed third in both 1 and 3-meter diving at the Minnesota Challenge, earning a top score in 1-meter of 279.50 placed fifth in 3-meter diving at the Quad Duals (275.15) letterwinner.
High School: 2011 graduate of Brainerd High School with a 4.0 on the honor roll high school coaches were Mary Streiff and Ann Stenglein holds the 6 and 11 dive record for Brainerd High All-Conference and All-State selection in 2009 and 2010 NISCA All-American in 2010 Brainerd High School Athlete of the Year Section 8AA Diver of the Year
Personal: Born May 15, 1993 daughter of Jim and Stephanie Etterman has two siblings Beth (15) and Tiffany (20) majoring in marketing.
Etterman's Top Scores
Year Event Score
2013 1-meter 316.60
2013 3-meter 348.45
2013 Platform 245.35
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.