Gophers Announce New Recruiting Class

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Nov. 16, 2012

The University of Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team signed on five new swimmers and one diver that will join them beginning in the 2013 school year. Ellen Bloom, Maddie Hoch, Katelyn Holmquist, Allison Schumacher, Breanne Siwicki and Lexi Tenenbaum will swim for the Gophers. 

Assistant Swimming Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Ryan Purdy commented on the recruiting class.

"Our coaching staff is extremely pleased and excited to announce the names of the young women in the recruiting class of 2013. The six newly committed Student-Athletes will add to an already dedicated and talented Women’s team! The coaches readily recognized that they would be an excellent fit for the University of Minnesota program! All of them have very high expectations for their contribution to the success of our team as we pursue program goals of remaining at the top of the Big Ten Conference and improving our position at the NCAA Championship Meet. Our entire coaching staff looks forward to seeing this year’s recruiting class in Maroon and Gold!"

Ellen Bloom
Sartell, MN
Sartell High School
Edina Swim Club; Coach Jeff Rodriguez
*2011 Minnesota State High School Champion in the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke
*NISCA High School All-American
*USA Swimming Winter National Qualifier in the 100 Backstroke
*Scholastic All-American

Maddie Hoch
Mechanicsburg, PA
Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
West Shore YMCA; Coach G. Michael Gobrecht
*Qualified for USA Swimming Senior Nationals in the 400 IM.
*Multiple Time Finalist at the YMCA Nationals
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 100, 200, and 500 Free; and the 100 Back
*National Honors Society Member

Katelyn Holmquist
Janesville, WI
Milton High School
Fort Atkinson Swim Team; Coach Miles Allie
*Wisconsin State High School Champion in the 100 Backstroke in 2011.
*Wisconsin Division 2 State Record Holder in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
*USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in the 100 Backstroke.

Allison Schumacher
Rochester, MN
John Marshall High School
Med-City Aquatics; Coach Billy Howard
*NISCA High School All-American
*2011 Minnesota State High School Runner-Up in the 100 Butterfly
*USA Swimming Winter National Qualifier in the 100 Butterfly

Breanne Siwicki
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Grant Park High School
MANTA Swim Club; Coach Tom Hainey
*5th Place in the 400 IM at 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials
*Ranks 13th on Canada’s All-Time Top Times list in the 400 IM Long Course
*Member of Team Canada for the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Honolulu, HI

Lexi Tenenbaum
Maple Grove Senior High School
*USA Diving Senior Zone Qualifier
*Finalist at the 2011 Minnesota State High School Championships
*Multiple Time Minnesota High School Sectional Champion and Section Record Holder