Blake Zeiger
Blake  Zeiger


Cumberland, R.I.

High School:



Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.


Twenty Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in their second academic year at an institution to earn the honor.


Gophers Finish 10th at 2013 NCAA Championships

It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.


NCAA Championships Day Three Prelim Results

Haley Spencer looks to earn her fourth-straight All-America honor in the 200 breast tonight.


Gophers Complete Day Two of NCAA Championships

Minnesota sits in 10th place with 99 points following Friday night's events

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2013-14 • JuniorSeason:Placed 2nd in the 100 breast (1:02.04) at the Big Ten Conference Championship Time Trials (02/22)• Placed 11th in the 100 free (49.58), placed 13th in the 100 fly (53.40), and placed 7th in the 50 free (22.73) at the Big Ten Conference Championships (02/20-02/22)• Placed 1st in the 100 breast (1:02.55) and finished the 50 backstroke with a time of 27.35 at the Minnesota Challenge (02/08)• Placed 6th in the 100 free (51.61), placed 3rd in the 200 IM (2:03.46), and placed 4th in the 100 breast (1:05.16) vs. Purdue and Wisconsin-Madison (01/31-02/01)• Placed 5th in the 100 fly (56.76), placed 5th in the 50 free (23.56), and placed3rd in the 100 breast (1:04.48) vs. NC State (01/24)• Placed 2nd in the 100 fly (55.78) and placed 1st in the 50 free (23.27) at the Jean Freeman Invitational (12/06-12/07)• Placed 3rd in the 100 free (50.17), placed 4th in the 200 IM (2:11.24), and placed 6th in the 50 free (22.82) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/15-11/16).

2012-13 • Sophomore Season:
Finished first in the 200 IM and second in both the 50 free and 200 free relay at Kansas (10/20)• won the 500 free and the 400 free relay against Iowa State (10/12) •placed second as a member of the 400 free relay team, finished fourth in the 50 free and 100 free and was a member of the 200 medley relay team at Michigan (10/5).

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Competed at the Big Ten Championships • member of the third place 200 free relay (1:30.31) • established top times while placing 13th in the 50 free (22.91 in prelims, 23.10 in finals), 16th in the 100 free (49.72 in prelims, 50.04 in finals) and 28th in the 200 free (1:49.38) at Big Ten's • won the 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge with a time of 1:50.29 • placed ninth in the 100 free (51.92) and 10th in the 50 free (23.90) at the Quad Duals • won the 50 free in both the Iowa Dual and Kansas Dual • letterwinner.

High School: Homeschooled • competed with Bluefish Swim Club and Sher-Le-Mon Swim Club • achieved National Team standards in the 50 and 100 free • junior nationals competitor, including finals in 2010 • earned A's in junior college classes during high school.

Personal: Born May 12, 1993 • majoring in English and art • daughter of Whitney and Peter Zeiger • has four younger siblings: Brooke, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and John • parents both swam at Maine • supports Shared Hope, an organization that helps young girls who are trafficked.

Zeiger's Top Times

Year Event Time
2012 50 free 22.91
2012 100 free 49.72


200 free



100 Breast



200 Breast



200 IM



Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 18


The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.

Padington Earns a Pair of Big Ten Weekly Honors


Following impressive performances in the Gophers victory over Florida State, Padington earned Big Ten Women’s Swimmer and Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Big Ten...

Gophers Open Up Season with Split of Florida State


The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for No. 17 Minnesota who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State.

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