Nicki Ciavarella
Nicki  Ciavarella


Valley Cottage, N.Y.

High School:



2017-18 Junior Season: 

2016-17 Sophomore Season: 
Earned sixth place in the 200-yard breast with a 2:26.84 against Iowa • earned 2:26.27 in the 200-yard breast against North Dakota • cut over four seconds off of her time in the 200-yard breast, earning a 2:22.84 at the Jean Freeman Invitational • finished in fourth place with a 1:03.40 in the 100-yard breast at the Jean Freeman Invitational • tallied a 1:02.87 and 32nd place in the 100-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • earned a 2:19.20 and 41st place in the 200-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships.

2015-16 Freshman Season:
First-year letterwinner • at the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Ciavarella placed 41st in the 100 breast, 51st in the 200 breast and 73rd in the 200 IM • Recorded seven top-five finishes for Minnesota as a rookie • competed in 10 meets during the regular season.

High School: 2015 graduate of Nyack High School • member of the National Honors Society and Art Honors Society • Swimming varsity letter winner • All-State • Rockland County Swimmer of the Year • Scholastic All-American • Junior National Qualifier in 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke • Metropolitan Record Holder and Junior National Qualifier in the 400 medley relay • Section meet record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke • Phoenix Aquatics record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke • Zone Select Camp Participant • two-time county and section champion in the 100-yard breaststroke • New York State Medalist. 

Personal: Born March 17, 1997 • daughter of Angelo and Kathleen Ciavarella • has one sister, Faith • plans to major in engineering. 

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
100 breast 1:02.87 2/17/2017
200 breast 2:19.20 2/18/2017
200 IM 2:06.55 2/18/2016



Gophers Add Pair of Transfers

Gophers Add Pair of Transfers

6/13/2018 - W. Swimming

Kelly Kremer announced the addition of transfers Katherine Wagner and Emily Cook to the Gophers' roster, Wednesday afternoon.

Maddy Olson Added to Gophers Swim and Dive Staff

Maddy Olson Added to Gophers Swim and Dive Staff

5/16/2018 - W. Swimming

Kelly Kremer has announced the hiring of Maddy Olson as Assistant Coach/Coordinator of Recruiting and Communication.

Going Pro: Beth Etterman

Going Pro: Beth Etterman

5/10/2018 - W. Swimming

University of Minnesota diver Beth Etterman is set to begin another chapter in her life.

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