June 27, 2013
University of Minnesota swimmer Erin Caflisch has been selected to represent the United States at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, from July 6-17, men's and women's head coach Kelly Kremer announced Thursday.
The senior will join fellow Gophers Sarah McCrady, Derek Toomey and Kyler Van Swol, as well as former Gopher Ashley Steenvoorden, on Team USA. Kremer will also be joining the contingent of Gophers heading to Russia, as he was selected as an assistant coach for the swimming team.
Caflisch earned four All-America honorable mention certificates for Minnesota at the 2013 NCAA Championships as a member of the 400 free relay, 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay. The freestyler was also a four-time Big Ten Champion in the same events and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team.
Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International Sports Federation (FISU). Swimmers on the 2013 World University Games Team roster were selected based upon their performance at the 2012 U.S. Open Championships. All athletes selected for the team must be at least 17 years old and less than 28 years old on January 1, 2013.
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