The senior concluded her career as a nine-time All-American.
Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams
Ashley Steenvoorden and Maggie Keefer lead the Gophers on the first day of the NCAA Championships.
Minnesota looks to post its best finish at the event in 2012.
Eleven women will represent Minnesota at NCAA Championships
2010-2011 Junior Season: All-American led off the 400 yard medley relay team that placed sixth at the NCAA Championships (3:32.67) 200 medley team placed ninth at NCAA's (1:37.87) 200 yard medley relay team placed second at the Big Ten Championships placed fifth in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships swam three NCAA `B' qualifying times on three consecutive nights at the Minnesota Grand Prix in the 200 (1:47.54) and 500 (4:43.88) freestyle and the 200 backstroke (1:57.62) runner-up in 100 and 200 back at Wisconsin dual (10/29) won 200 free at Michigan State dual (10/9) swept the 100 and 200 back at Michigan dual (10/8) Third on the team with 57.5 tallied points at the Big Ten meet tied for second on the team with 150 tallied points in dual meets this season Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned third varsity letter
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Competed in her second NCAA Championships and earned All-America honors in the 800 free relay and the 400 medley relay earned her first All-Big Ten honors member of the Big Ten champion 400 medley relay held the team's fastest time in the 100 (53.50) and 200 back (1:57.40), both of which were set at NCAAs member of the team's 200 and 400 medley relays holds the school's fastest time in the 100 back and the third-fastest in the 200 back competed in the 100 and 200 back at the Wisconsin dual, finishing second and third helped the Gophers to a 200 medley relay win against Iowa (11/6) helpd the 800 free relay and the 400 medley relay to wins at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13) also placed third overall in the 200 back helped the 400 and 200 medley relays set provisional qualifying times and a win at the OSU Invite (12/4) also won the 100 back at the OSU Invite finished fourth in the 100 back at the Quad Duals placed third overall in the 500 free at Big Tens (4:42.76), which was good enough for the fourth-fastest time in school history also placed fifth in the 100 back and 12th in the 200 back at Big Tens.
2008-09 Freshman Season: Made her first trek to the NCAA Championships as a freshman and earned All-America honorable mention accolades with the 400 medley relay Second-Team All-Big Ten with the 200 medley relay placed 7th at Big Tens in the 1650 with a time of 16:19:74 held the team's best time in the 100 back (53.89), ranking second in school history placed third in the 200 back and fourth in the 200 free at the Michigan dual (10/10) finished second in the 500 free at the Michigan State meet (10/11) held a sixth-place showing in the North Carolina dual (10/31) won the 200 free and finished second in the 500 free in the dual win over Iowa (11/7) won the consolation 100 back final at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14) and helped the 400 medley relay to a win finished 10th in the 200 free and won the 200 consolation back at the OSU Invite (12/5) placed fourth overall in the 100 back at the Quad Duals (1/30) swam in the Championship final of the 100 back final at Big Tens.
High School: A 2008 graduate of East Grand Forks Senior High was a member of the Central High School swim team swam with the club team RRVY Wahoos and head coach Bryan Walls. held two North Dakota state records in the 200 and 500 free and was named the 2007 North Dakota Senior Athlete of the Year finished her high school career as a 10-time state champion won nine individual events and was a member of a winning relay six-time all-state, all-conference selection six-year letterwinner a nine-time NISCA All-American and a 17-time YMCA All-American national qualifier in the middle distance and distance free events enters her college career with top times of 1:50.09 in the 200 free, 4:53.72 in the 500 free and 9:57.44 in the 1,000 free.
Personal: Born August 16, 1990 daughter of Jim and Veronica Whitehead has a younger brother, Sam majoring in finance and accounting.
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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.