The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for the No. 17 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State, 153.5-146.5. The No. 21 Golden Gopher men's swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.
Looking to pick up right where they left off, the Gophers will strive to continue their success in the water throughout the 2017-18 campaign.
GopherSports.com gets to know Gopher freshman Lindsey Horejsi.
2016-17 Freshman Season: Named All-American • earned CSCAA All-American Honorable mention honors • All-Big Ten Team • named Most Improved by her teammates • clinched second place and a school record at the 2017 NCAA Championships with a 58:03 in the 100-yard breast • part of the Big Ten Champion 200-medley relay (1:35.55) • earned first place and a 1:01.54 in her first 100-yard breast race as a Gopher • finished with a 23.78 against Iowa in the 50-yard free • earned third place in the 100-yard breast (59.10) in the Big Ten vs. USA College Challenge • improved times on three events at the AT&T Winter Championships: 50-yard free (22.84), 100-yard breast (59.41), and 200-yard breast (2:10.05) • earned second place in the 100-yard breast with a 58.90 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • earned fourth place in the 200-yard breast with a 2:08.89 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • improved to 22.69 in the 50-yard free at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • earned 11th place with a 2:08.21 in the 200-yard breast at the 2017 NCAA Championships.
High School/Club: Graduate of Albert Lea High School, where she swam under coaches Jonathan Schmitz, Joey Clapp and Erik Johnson • broke the national high school record in the 100-yard breaststroke (58.56) at the 2015 Minnesota State High School Swimming & Diving meet • competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials • earned Athlete of the Year at the high school All-State banquet • also swam the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.05), 50 freestyle (22.79) and the 200 IM (1:59.77) • was an all-state honoree • named the MVP of her high school team • swam for the Mantas Swim Club under head coach Alex Lindstrom
Personal: Daughter of Mark and Sue Horejsi • married to William Kozelsky • maiden name is Horejsi • has two siblings, Krista and Amy • is joining former club teammates, Danielle and Chantal Nack at the University of Minnesota • majoring in elementary education
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