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.
The gophers qualified 12 swimmers for the evening finals
The Gophers lead the Championships with 303.5 points
Minnesota hosted a successful first year of the invite
2012-13 Senior Season:Captain finished runner-up in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 breast at Kansas (10/20)placed second in both the 100 breast and 200 breast against Iowa State (10/12) competed in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at Michigan (10/5).
2011-12 Junior Season: Established three top times at the Big Ten Championships placed 12th in the 400 IM (4:15.12 in prelims, 4:15.52 in finals) 14th in the 200 breast (2:14.48 in prelims, 2:14.89 in finals) and 19th in the 200 IM (2:01.57) won the 200 breast (2:16.86) and finished runner-up in the 200 IM (2:04.40) at the Minnesota Challenge placed second in the 400 IM (4:22.21), third in the 200 IM (2:04.54), fourth in the 100 breast (1:03.85) and eighth in the 200 breast (2:20.51) at the Quad Duals won the 200 breast in three different dual meets against Iowa, Kansas and Iowa State letterwinner.
2010-11 Sophomore Season: Won the 200 back, 200 IM, and 400 IM at the Minnesota Challenge.
2009-10 Freshman Season: Had the team's third-best 400 IM, fourth-best 200 back, and fifth-best 200 IM times on the year earned 13 dual meet points letter winner finished fourth in the 200 fly and sixth in the 200 IM at Wisconsin (10/30) finished third in the 200 fly at the Iowa dual (11/6) swam her best 200 IM time (2:03.28) in the prelims at the Ohio State Invite (12/4) raced her best time in the 400 IM (4:21.82) at the Big Ten Championships (2/17) also competed in the 200 IM and 200 fly recorded her best 200 back time (2:02.44) at the Gopher-It Invite (2/28).
High School: A 2009 graduate of Ingraham High School in Seattle, Wash. swam with Ingraham High School under head coach Mary Orloskly also swims with Cascade Swim Club and qualified for nationals competed at the Speedo Junior nationals in 2007, 2008 and 2009 state champion in the 100 breaststroke as a junior holds numerous school records in individual and relays was a three-year letterwinner in swimming and one in track enters her freshman season with a 100-yard breaststroke time of 1:05.11 and a 100 breaststroke-meter time of 1:13.24.
Personal: Born February 28, 1991 majoring in architecture daughter of Kellye Campbell and Bruce Weitz has two older brothers, Eric and Kevin, both of whom played lacrosse collegiately enjoys longboarding.
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