Six Gophers are named to the CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
Ashley Steenvoorden finished 10th overall in the 400-meter freestyle.
Kristen Steenvoorden was Minnesota's top finisher in the preliminaries.
The senior concluded her career as a nine-time All-American.
Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams
2010-2011 Junior Season: finished twelfth in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championship (4:16.46) Swam three NCAA `B' qualifying times on three consecutive nights at the Minnesota Grand Prix in the 500 (4:48.26) and 1,650 (16:38.03) freestyle and the 400 IM (4:14.91) Runner-up in 500 free at Wisconsin dual (10/29) Won 1,000 free at Michigan State dual (10/9) finished second in the 200 and 500 free at Michigan dual (10/8) Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned third varsity letter
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Made her second trek to the NCAA Championships swam the Gophers' fastest time in the 400 IM (4:17.71) and the third-fastest in the 500 free (4:45.78) Academic All-Big Ten honoree ranked fifth on the team in dual meet points with 76, and had 16.5 points at the Big Ten Championships won the 500 free and the 200 IM and placed second behind sister Ashley in the 200 free at the Wisconsin dual (10/30) won the 1,000 free at the Iowa dual (11/6) earned a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM and helped the 800 free relay to a win at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13) had a great OSU Invite meet clocked a 500 free provisional qualifying time and a career-best 4:45.78 at the OSU Invite (12/4) won the 400 IM in a provisional time of 4:17.71 and helped the 800 free relay to a win at the OSU Invite placed second in the 500 free and the 200 IM at the SWCCC earned a second-place finish in the 400 IM at Quad Duals (1/30) helped the 800 free to its best season time of 7:09.14 at the Big Ten Championships (2/17).
2008-09 Freshman Season: Made her first trek to NCAAs won the 500 free and finished third in the 200 fly against Michigan State (10/11) finished third in the 1,000 free at the North Carolina meet (10/31) chipped in a third-place finish in the 400 IM and a fifth-place finish in the 1,650 free at the OSU Invite (12/5), setting personal-best times chipped in a 10:04.34 in the Washington dual for third place held the third-fastest time in the 1,000 free and fifth-fastest in the 400 IM at the Quad Duals finished 13th in the both the 500 free and the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships.
High School: A 2008 graduate of East Brunswick High School graduated with honors swam with the Scarlet Aquatic Club under coach Tom Speedling 2008 U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier spring championship qualifier in the 200 and 400 individual medleys and the 1,650 free Senior National qualifier in the 400 IM at the Super Sectionals in 2007, was third in the high point when she won the 400 IM and was a member of the third-place 800 free relay U.S. Open participant enters her Gopher career with times of 2:05.20 in the 200 IM, 4:21.84 in the 400 IM, while adding long-course times of 2:22.5 in the 200 IM and 4:55.45 in the 400 IM.
Personal: Born October 21, 1990 daughter of Jake and Debbie Steenvoorden twin sister, Ashley, also a member of the Gopher swimming team also has two brothers, Anthony and Jeremy math education major.
|Steenvoorden's Top Times|
Bacon, Siwicki Compete in National Events
The Gophers had representation and USA Diving and USA Swimming events over the weekend.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.