University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving head coaches Kelly Kremer and Terry Nieszner have announced that Auburn All-American swimmer Alicia Jensen
has transferred to the University of Minnesota after her sophomore season in 2006-07. Jensen, an Eden Prairie, Minn., native will have two years of eligibility remaining and will compete in the Golden Gopher breaststroke events.
During her tenure with the Tigers, Jensen finished third overall in the 200 breaststroke event at the 2006 NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-America honors. Her 200 breaststroke time of 2:10.81 broke the Auburn school record. She followed with an 11th-place finish in 2007 at the NCAA Championships at the University Aquatic Center to earn All-American honorable mention honors. Prior to her arrival at Auburn, Jensen placed 21st in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the 2004 Olympic Trials in Long Beach, Calif. She also held her best 100 breaststroke performance at the 2004 Junior National Meet. She enters her Minnesota career with a personal best times of 1:01.78 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:10.81 in the 200 breast and 2:01.00 in the 200 individual medley. Jensen competed with Team Foxjet under coach Ann Urschel with attending Eden Prairie High School.
"I am very excited to be back in Minnesota and to be swimming with such great coaches and teammates," Jensen said. "It is great to be back home and to have such amazing support from the Minnesota crowd. I am really looking forward to representing the Golden Gophers in the next two years."
"We are very excited to have Alicia in Maroon and Gold," Kelly Kremer and Nieszner said. "She will contribute to our team in so many ways both in and out of the pool and we are looking forward to having the opportunity to work with her."