ROSEMONT, Ill. - It only took one meet for freshman Mackenzie Padington to be recognized on a conference wide level. Following impressive performances in the Gophers victory over Florida State, Padington earned Big Ten Women's Swimmer and Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Big Ten Conference office Wednesday afternoon.
Padington in her first event as a Golden Gopher captured a first place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:46.85. Her 200 free final time ranks 13th all-time in the program top 25. She also captured first place in the 500 free with a time of 4:46.77, ranking her 18th all-time in Minnesota swimming history. Along with giving 18 individual points to the Maroon and Gold, Padington also swam in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
The No. 17 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team captured their first dual meet win of the season with a 153.50-146.50 victory over No. 23 Florida State last Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.
Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet
4/16/2018 - W. Swimming
Minnesota celebrated the 2017-18 season at its annual banquet to recognize the team's accomplishments as well as individual award winners.
Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind
4/3/2018 - W. Swimming
2017-18 saw the team earn individual championship titles, impressive dual record, numerous individual top times and new school record times.
Gophers Place 10th at NCAA Meet
3/17/2018 - W. Swimming
The Gophers' 10th place finish came with a total of 157 points, which is the second most in program history,