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.
Minnesota had 12 appearances in the Championship Finals
The senior concluded her career as a nine-time All-American.
Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams
2012-13 Junior Season: Placed fourth in the 1,000 free at Kansas (10/20) finished third in the 200 back, fourth in the 1,000 free and fifth in the 200 IM against Iowa State (10/12) competed in the 1,000 free and 500 free at Michigan (10/5).
2011-2012 Sophomore Season: Established three carrer best times at the Big Ten Championships placed 13th in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:27.18 finished 16th in the 400 IM (4:16.92 in prelims, 4:20.18 in finals) and 22nd in the 500 free (4:49.07) at Big Ten's placed second in the 200 back (2:05.51) and third in the 500 free (4:56.85) at the Minnesota Challenge placed seventh in the 400 IM (4:25.50) and 12th in the 200 IM (2:08.99) at the Quad Duals letterwinner.
2010-2011 Freshman Season: finished thirteenth in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championship (4:17.76) swam an NCAA `B' qualifying time at the Minnesota Grand Prix in the 400 IM with a time of 4:18.63 swam in nine different solo events throughout the season finished second in 200 back at Michigan State dual (10/9) earned first varsity letter
High School: 2010 graduate of Elk River High School swam with the Aquajets Swim Club under Coach Kate Lundsten A NISCA All-American named most valuable of her team has competed nationally at the Junior Nationals, the Short-Course Nationals and the Speedo Series all-conference and all-state honoree a five-year letterwinner for Elk River High School was fourth overall in the 200 IM (a school record), sixth in the 100 back (school record) and fifth with the 400 free relay (school record) at the 2008 Minnesota State High School Championships won the 200 IM and finished second in the 100 back, the 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay a two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American enters her college career with a time of 4:20.07 in the 400 IM and 4:59.41 in the 500 free.
Personal: Born June 19, 1992 daughter of Chris and Vicki Szews has an older sister, Courtney, and a younger sister, Addie majoring in sport management.
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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.