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.
Zeiger Breaks B1G Record, Wins 1,650 Free
The Minnesota junior won her second AT&T Winter Nationals championship, and the Gophers added a fourth relay title.
Zeiger Breaks 400 IM in Winter Nationals Win
The Gophers took part in two separate meets on Friday, with the Jean K. Freeman Invite starting in Minneapolis.
Gophers Win Third Relay of Winter Nationals
Minnesota is 3-for-3 on relay gold in the first two days of the meet in Atlanta.