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.
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.