March 28, 2014
Brooke Zeiger (IM/Backstroke/Freestyle)
Hometown: Cumberland, RI
Past Team: Bluefish Swim Club, coached by Chuck Bachelor
Accomplishments: National Junior Team Member, Junior National Finalist
Why did you decide to swim for Minnesota?
I decided I wanted to swim for Minnesota because I really liked the coaching staff and I believe they can help me reach my full swimming potential.
What are you looking forward to the most with starting your Golden Gopher collegiate career?
I'm looking forward to swimming with new people and being coached by the staff. I'm also looking forward to representing Minnesota at future meets.
Thus far, what has been your best or most proud swimming memory?
My favorite swimming memory was making my first Olympic Trials cut at Winter Nationals. The scoreboard went down during the race so I didn't know what my time was until I talked with my coach! I was thrilled when I found out I had made the Olympic Trials.
What do you like to do for fun besides swimming?
I really enjoy baking. Any weekend when I don't have a swim meet, I'm in the kitchen trying out a new dessert recipe.
How do you think you will contribute to the Gopher swimming and diving program?
I think I can contribute enthusiasm for success.
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