Read as GopherSports.com gets to know more about Gopher freshman Tara Chapman.
2017-18 Sophomore Season: Placed seventh in the 50-yard free (24.86) vs. Denver • took eighth place in the 100-yard breast (1:06.54) against Hawai'i and Drury • finished fifth in the 100-yard breast (1:02.20) and sixth in the 200-yard breast (2:17.44) in the Minnesota Invitational • eighth in the 50-yard free (24.33) against the University of Iowa • took sixth in the 100-yard breast (1:05.62) and in the 200-yard breast (2:23.86) against Florida State.
2016-17 Freshman Season: Earned a 1:02.28 in the 100-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • outstanding student-athlete award • notched a 23.54 in the 50-yard free at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • earned 2:18.10 in the 200-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • finished with a 1:06.91 in the 100-yard breast against Wisconsin • improved to 1:05.87 in the 100-yard breast against Iowa • earned third place with a 1:05.22 in the 100-yard breast against North Dakota • earned second place in 1:05.27 during the 100-yard breast at the Minnesota Invitational • notched two second-place finishes at the Jean Freeman Invitational: 200-yard breast (2:18.63) and 100-yard free (52.33) • finished third at the Minnesota Challenge with a 1:53.56 in the 200-yard free.
High School/Club: Graduate of Centennial High School, where she swam under head coach Chip Fechter • set Centennial High School records in the 100 breast (1:03.53), 200 IM (1:04.90) and 100 free (51.21) • earned a time of 1:52.63 in the 200 free • three-time All-American in the 100 breaststroke (2012, 2014, 2015) • won the Athena Award in 2016 • won the Triple-A Award in 2016, which is given to the best overall arts, academics and athletics student in each senior class • placed third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 100 free and the 2015 Minnesota State Meet • finished fourth in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 IM at the 2014 Minnesota State Meet • earned fifth place in the 100 breast and seventh place in the 200 IM at the 2013 Minnesota State Meet • at the 2012 Minnesota State Meet, finished third in the 100 breast and eighth in the 200 IM • was a four-time high school MVP (2012-15) • earned all-state recognition five times (2011-15) • was on her high school’s ‘A’ Honor Roll • named an Academic All-American by USA Swimming (2013-15) • swam for the Great Wolf Swim Team under coach Dave Bentz.
Personal: Daughter of Gena and Mike Chapman • has one sister, Kaila • great uncle, John Bergman, and grandfather, Clark Bergman, swam for the Gophers • intended major is business.
Top Times at Minnesota
Gophers Place 10th at NCAA Meet
3/17/2018 - W. Swimming
The Gophers' 10th place finish came with a total of 157 points, which is the second most in program history,
Ramberg's Side of the Cinderella Story
3/17/2018 - W. Swimming
Minnesota’s own Jessica Ramberg was part of NCAA history yesterday when 16 seed UMBC knocked off Virginia. She is Director of Strategic Media for the American East conference.
Gophers in Eighth Heading into Final Day of NCAAs
3/16/2018 - W. Swimming
Minnesota ended day three of the NCAA Championship meet with six All-American performances.