Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
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.
It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.
Haley Spencer looks to earn her fourth-straight All-America honor in the 200 breast tonight.
Women's Swimming Championships
2012-13 Sophomore Season: Claimed the title in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 medley relay against Iowa State (10/12) notched first-place finishes in the 200 IM and as a member of the 400 free relay team, and also placed second in the 200 free, at Michigan (10/5).
2011-12 Freshman Season: Earned two All-American Honors at the NCAA Championships as a member of the fourth place 400 free relay (3:15.88) and the fifth place 800 free relay (7:00.65) also finished 20th in the 200 IM (1:58.14) and 31st in the 100 fly (53.51) at the NCAA's earned three top times at the Big Ten Championships placed third in the 200 IM (1:57.96 in prelims, 1:58.43 in finals) placed ninth in the 100 fly (53.26) and 18th in the 200 fly (2:01.19) also member of the second place 800 free relay and third place 400 free relay at the Big Ten Championships won the 200 IM at the Minnesota Challenge (2:01.40) placed second in the 100 fly (55.48) and 200 fly (2:01.52) at the Quad Duals won the 200 fly (2:02.43) and placed second in the 100 fly (55.19) against Missouri won the 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM and 200 medley relay at the Hawaii Dual named Big Ten Freshman of the Week two times, (1/17 and 1/3) named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (1/3) letterwinner.
High School: A 2011 honor roll graduate of Sprague High School competed for Bearcat Swim Club coached by Craig Charlson USA Swimming All-American in 2010 and 2011 swam in Australia for U.S. junior team in 2007 U.S. Nationals competitor.
Personal: Born September 4, 1992 daughter of Sue and Todd Simenec majoring in psychology racing in the 2008 Olympic Trials in front of 20,000 people is her greatest sports thrill enjoys snowboarding and piano.
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