Gopher Swimmers Collect Both B1G Freshman of the Week
Maddie recorded a trio of top-three finishes at the Minnesota Challenge to help the Golden Gophers win 21 of 40 events in a field of seven other teams

Feb. 11, 2014

Eric Sande and Maddie Hoch have been awarded as the B1G Freshman of the Week (Feb. 11, 2014) in response to their races this past weekend at the Minnesota Challenge. 

Eric Sande took first in the men's 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:27.99 and 100-yard breaststroke with a 55.09, which was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Eric also had second place finish behind teammate Spencer Mattox in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.47). Sande is from Bakersfield, California and this is his first B1G weekly honor. 

Freshman Maddie Hoch took first in the Minnesota Challenge’s 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.88. Maddie also took second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.35) and third in the 100-yard butterfly (57.37 seconds). Maddie Hoch is from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and this is also her first B1G weekly honor!

The last Minnesota men’s B1G Freshman of the Week: Daryl Turner (Jan. 14, 2014). For the Gopher women it was Breanne Siwicki (Nov. 19, 2013). 




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