July 13, 2013
Former University of Minnesota swimmer Ashley Steenvoorden captured a silver medal in the women's 1500m freestyle Saturday at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia with a time of 16:07.89.
It marked the highest finish for the former Gopher at the Games and the highest finish for any Gopher at the event this year.
She advanced to the finals after posting a time of 16:28.94 in the preliminaries of the event Friday morning.
Fellow U.S. swimmer Stephanie Peacock won the women's 1500m freestyle with a new World University Games record time of 16:04.44.
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.