Minnesota to Host NCAA Championships
March 18, 2014
The University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving team is coming off another Big Ten Championship win, earning a "Three-Peat" title. The last event for the team will be hosting the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Thursday through Saturday. In addition to the 3rd straight B1G Championship title, the women's team went 9-0 in the regular season.
2014 First Team All-Big Ten •
2014 Second Team All-Big Ten •
Big Ten Coach of the Year •
Gopher head coach Kelly Kremer was named the Big Ten Swimming Coach of the Year for the third-consecutive season.
Gophers in the Ranks •
The CSCAA NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving as of February 17, 2014 has the Golden Gophers ranked No. 12.
Take Your Mark •
Kiera Janzen will be competing in the 200 free, 500 free, 1650 free, and 800 free relay this week. The junior will be looking to cut some more time off her distance swims. After sophomore Kierra Smith took first in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 2014 Big Ten Championships, she will be one to watch as she competes in both breaststroke events and the 200 IM. Senior Tess Behrens is looking forward to her fourth and final NCAA Championships. These are just a few of the Minnesota standout swimmers that will be competing at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
Diving for Gold •
Maggie Keefer will finish her ten-year diving career this week, making her fourth appearance at the NCAA Championships this year. The senior placed 2nd in 1-meter diving last season, and 6th on the three-meter boards. She will be joined by sophomore, Jessica Ramberg, who will make her first NCAA Championships appearance.