oJuniors Terri Jashinsky and Jenny Hennen were named team co-most valuable performers at the University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving awards banquet on Saturday. The Golden Gophers celebrated their first Big Ten team title.
Jashinsky, a native of Menomonee Falls, Wis., won the Big Ten title and earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 100-yard butterfly. She earned a total of four honorable mention All-America citations at the NCAA Championships, adding honors in the 200 free relay and the 200 and 400 medley relays as well as the 100 fly. Jashinsky was also honored with the team's Hardest Worker Award.
Hennen, a Anoka, Minn., native, captured the Big Ten title in the 200 butterfly and led the Gophers in scoring on their way to the conference team championship. Hennen earned honorable mention All- America acclaim in four events, the 400 medley relay and the 200, 400 and 800 free relays. She holds the distinction of being a member of each of the record- holding relays in the Minnesota record book.
Other award recipients were: sophomore Ann Cahoy, the Dorothy L. Sheppard Award; sophomore Elizabeth Pierce, Most Improved; and junior Kate McMillan, the Strength and Conditioning Award.
Jashinsky, McMillan and junior Rachel Degener were named as team captains for the 1999-2000 Golden Gophers.