Gopher Swimming Starts off Season This Friday The University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving kick off the 2009-10 season hosting the annual alumni meet Friday.
Back in Season The University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving team get ready for another season, which kicks off Friday hosting the Alumni Meet at 6 p.m. The Gophers have a week off and then hold an intrasquad scrimmage (Oct. 16) before heading to Wisconsin on Oct. 30 for their first dual meet.
Friday Order of Events 200 Medley Relay 100 Back 100 Breast 50 Fly 50 Free Alum Introduction 100 Free 50 Back 50 Breast 25 Free 100 Fly 100 IM 200 Family Free Relay
Diving runs concurrent
All-American Girls The Gophers return 17 letterwinners to the team, including 11 that were a part of the NCAA Team last March. Of the 11 returners, eight earned All-America honors in Megan Braun, Alison Eggers, Kaylee Jamison, Meagan Radecke, Ashley Steenvoorden, Jillian Tyler, Castina Wabeke and Hannah Whitehead.
The Rookie Class The Golden Gophers add 18 freshmen to the mix this season. Coming into their first year of the program is Paige Bradley, Loren Brandon, Brianna Chu, Annalise Colton, Erin Eagan, Lauren Greenberg, Katie Grunawalt, Emma Jackson, Katie Johnson, Eleanor Prewitt-Thomas, Carolyn Salutz, Stephanie Solfelt, Haley Spencer, Abigail Staats, Madeline Takaki, Lauren Weis, Meghan Weiss and Elizabeth Weitz.