Nov. 5, 2013
After the team’s third Big Ten win of the season, it was announced on Nov. 5 that two Golden Gohers were awarded weekly honors. Maggie Keefer was named Diver of the Week and Breanne Siwicki was named Freshman of the Week. The University of Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team competed last weekend Nov. 1 against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Finishing with a score of 194-101, the women’s team currently stands undefeated at a record of 4-0 in the season (3-0 Big Ten).
Senior Maggie Keefer continues to dominate the conference accolades as she receives her third recognition of the season. Winning both diving events against Iowa, Keefer helped secure the win for her team in Iowa City. Keefer scored a 318.52 in the one-meter dive and scored a 333.91 in the three-meter dive. Both scores qualified for NCAA Zone Diving Standards.
Keefer has been named Diver of the Week three times this 2013-14 season (Oct.8, Oct.22, Nov. 5). This week’s honor also marks the 13th time overall that she has won the award in her career as a Golden Gopher.
Also in the spotlight for Minnesota is first year Breanne Siwicki. The Canadian native finished off the Iowa dual by placing first in all three of her events. She received a career top time in the 1000 freestyle race by completing with a time of 10:08.69. She also took home the 500 freestyle (4:59.85) and the 400 individual medley (3:22.67).
Siwicki earns the Freshman of the Week award for the second time in her debut season as a Minnesota swimmer. She was also given the title on Oct. 8.
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.