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.
Bacon, Siwicki Compete in National Events
The Gophers had representation and USA Diving and USA Swimming events over the weekend.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.