Oct. 31, 2013
Social Media: @Gopher_Swim
Where Iowa City, Iowa (Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool beginning at 5 p.m.)
Order of Events
200 Medley Relay
1 Meter Diving
3 Meter Diving
400 Freestyle Relay
After the Break
After a weekend break from competition, the University of Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team is set to dive back into the Big Ten Conference with a dual meet against the University of Iowa. Hosted in Iowa City, Iowa the Gophers will look to add another victory to their undefeated season as they are 3-0 in the regular season and 2-0 in the conference.
The last dual for the women’s team was the 218-152 win over the University of Wisconsin Badgers on October 18-19 at the Wisconsin Natatorium. Kiera Janzen had a stellar performance against the Badgers when she won the first 1650 yard freestyle event of the season with a time of 16:37.66. She also had first-place finishes in the 500 freestyle (4:54.44), 200 freestyle (1:50.09), 800 freestyle relay (7:22.76), and the 400 freestyle relay (3:22.71).
Maggie Keefer dominated in the diving well for Minnesota when she won both the one-meter and three-meter events. She earned a score of 325.05 in the three-meter and 298.65 in the one-meter.
Iowa Duals through the Years
The first meeting between Minnesota and Iowa in the swimming pool began in 1977 in the women’s programs. The Golden Gophers have an advantage over the Hawkeyes with an overall winning record of 25-6-1. In the past eight seasons Minnesota remains undefeated in the conference match-ups. The 2012-13 season marked the last win for the Gophers when they outscored Iowa 192-103.
Sweeping the Weekly Awards
After her sweep in diving, Maggie Keefer was honored with her second Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week award of the season on October 22. The accolade was her 12th time in her Minnesota career that she has received the award.
Getting on the Board
Recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), Minnesota was acknowledged near the top of the leader board and was ranked 14th overall for women’s swimming and diving as of October 31.
Top Times So Far
After three meets so far in the season, top times have risen from the women’s team. There are as follows based on event: Current Top Times
Training Change Pays off for Waddell
The South Dakota native became Minnesota's third Big Ten Freshman of the Year after a prolific conference meet.
Gophers Fourth at B1G as Zhou, Waddell Honored
Minnesota placed fourth at the conference meet and claimed the Big Ten Diver of the Championships and Freshman of the Year awards.
Saturday B1G Prelims
Minnesota will have competitors in every "A" final of the conference meet's last session.