Jan. 13, 2013
The No. 13 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team improved to 6-0 Saturday after defeating Hawaii 201-92. The Gophers won all 16 of the events on the day.
Tori Simenec led the Gophers with three individual victories including the 100 fly (54.88), 200 fly (2:02.18) and the 200 IM (2:03.19).
Freshman Lauren Votava earned two first-place finishes, winning the 50 free with a time of 23.58 as well as the 100 free at 50.69. In the 200 free it was Jessica Plant that claimed the title, touching the wall at 1:49.08.
Fellow freshman Kierra Smith won both of the breaststroke events. In the 100 breast Smith swam a 1:03.62 and in the 200 breast finished in 2:13.98.
Maggie Keefer won both diving events on the day. In 1 meter, the junior marked a 301.60 and a 340.55 in 3 meter.
The Gophers won both relays against Hawaii. In the 200 free relay they finished in 1:33.91 and in the 200 medley the women came in at 1:43.04.
Minnesota will compete next when they host North Dakota on January 25 at 5pm.
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.