Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet
April 16, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming and diving squad celebrated the 2017-18 season at their annual banquet. The event held on campus Saturday recognized the team’s accomplishments as well as individual award winners as found below.

In addition to the current student-athletes, the program recognized Terry Bjokrlund and Linda Schissel with the Spirit of Minnesota Award. Bjokrlund was recognized for his service to Minnesota swimming and diving as the public address announcer for diving while Schissel was honor for being a pioneer in Sports Massage Therapy.

MVP Award
Bowen Becker - Men's
Sarah Bacon - Women's

Hardest Worker
Matt Thomas
Eitan Yudashkin
Jeremy Moser
Kaia Grobe
Chantal Nack
Abbey Erwin

Most Improved
Bowen Becker
Conner McHugh
Justin Torres
Danielle Nack
Rachel Munson
Morgan Justus

Diver of the Year
Sarah Bacon

Dorothy Lestina Sheppard Award
This award recognizes a female student-athlete who values the science of the sport, international awareness and travel and a competitive educational experience.

Lindsey Kozelsky

Jean Freeman Award
This award goes to a female student-athlete who represents unyielding motivation and a committed spirit that is complemented with a deep-seated dedication to personal growth.

Rae Bullinger

Jerry McCaul Award
This award recognizes the male student-athlete who best exemplifies Jerry McCaul’s enthusiasm and dedication to the sport.

Matt Thomas

Iron Fish
This award recognizes an athlete who is dedicated to work in the weight room.

Conner McHugh
Patricia Van Law


Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

4/16/2018 - W. Swimming

Minnesota celebrated the 2017-18 season at its annual banquet to recognize the team's accomplishments as well as individual award winners.

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

4/3/2018 - W. Swimming

2017-18 saw the team earn individual championship titles, impressive dual record, numerous individual top times and new school record times.

Gophers Place 10th at NCAA Meet

Gophers Place 10th at NCAA Meet

3/17/2018 - W. Swimming

The Gophers' 10th place finish came with a total of 157 points, which is the second most in program history,

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