April 24, 2013
University of Minnesota head women's swimming and diving coach Terry Niesznerannounced Wednesday that Abigail Raatz has signed a National Letter of Intent to swim for the Gophers beginning in the 2013-14 season.
"We are very excited to have Abi as a Golden Gopher," Nieszner said. "She comes from the Schroeder Swim Club, where Dave Anderson has coached many elite-level swimmers. She will make an immediate impact and contribute to our already strong sprint tradition."
Raatz is a multiple-time YMCA National finalist and is a Junior National qualifier.
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Yu Zhou's NCAA 3-meter title was among Minnesota's seven All-American diving performances last week.
Gophers Place 10th, Earn National Awards
Smith's record-breaking 200 breaststroke race and Tenenbaum's third All-America award highlighted Saturday.
Zhou Wins Second NCAA Championship
Horejsi's runner-up finish highlighted five additional All-America performances as Minnesota moved into seventh place.