July 18, 2012
The Minnesota women's swimming and diving team received Scholar All-American honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America this week. Six Gophers received Scholar All-American awards while five received Scholar All-American Honorable Mention honors.
To qualify for the Scholar All-America team, an athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and qualify for the national championships. In addition to these six individuals meeting criteria, Minnesota also received the Team Scholar All-American Award. This honor is presented to teams achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 during both semesters.
Among the individual Scholar All-American list includes senior and nine-time All-American Ashley Steenvoorden, as well as diving All-American Maggie Keefer. A complete list of Minnesota's award recipients follows below.
Zhou, Chen Win Third-Straight B1G Awards
Yu Zhou's NCAA 3-meter title was among Minnesota's seven All-American diving performances last week.
Gophers Place 10th, Earn National Awards
Smith's record-breaking 200 breaststroke race and Tenenbaum's third All-America award highlighted Saturday.
Zhou Wins Second NCAA Championship
Horejsi's runner-up finish highlighted five additional All-America performances as Minnesota moved into seventh place.