Minnesota swimmer Todd Smolinski earned his second Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award Monday.
Smolinski took first place in both the 100-yard and the 200-yard backstrokes with NCAA B-standard times of 49.13 and 1:47.53. He also swam for the Gopher 400-yeard freestyle and 200-yard medley winning relays.
Smolinski and the No. 6 Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team defeated both Iowa (206-93) and Indiana (200.5-98.5) last Saturday afternoon in Iowa City.
The Gophers took 11 of 16 events from the two opponents with the Jeff Hackler winning the 100-yard (56.16) and 200-yard (2:00.84) breaststrokes and Allen Ong winning the 50-yard (20.52) and 100-yard (44.78) freestyles and the 100-yard butterfly (49.29).
Women’s hoops No. 22
Minnesota’s women’s basketball team moved up one spot to No. 22 in the AP Poll despite a loss at unranked Ohio State last weekend.
The Gophers rebounded for a 75-60 win against Indiana on Sunday.
Swimmers lose in Iowa
The No. 20 Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team fell to Iowa 158-142 on Saturday.
Junior Dana Baum recorded victories in the 200, 500, and 1000 freestyles and anchored second place in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Rebecca Cornthwaite qualified for the NCAA Zones placing second in the one-meter diving competition with a score of 270.08.
Tennis beats Irish, Tribe
The No. 32 Minnesota men’s tennis team beat William & Mary 6-1 on Sunday and stunned No. 7 Notre Dame 4-3 on Friday in Bloomington, Minn.
Junior Harsh Mankad, the second-ranked singles player in the country, clinched Friday’s match with his No. 1 singles victory over Casey Smith 7-6 (4), 6-4. Mankad also teamed with Thomas Haug to defeat the sixth-ranked duo of Smith and Javier Taborga 9-8 (4).
Mankad sat out of Sunday’s action with a sore wrist.
Women win third-place
Minnesota’s women’s tennis team defeated Marquette 5-2 for third place in the Minnesota Court Classic on Saturday in Burnsville.
Losing both doubles competitions to begin the match, the Gophers rebounded to win No. 3 doubles and five of six singles matches. Gopher Michaela Havelkova beat Genevieve Charron in No. 1 singles play 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-4.
Gymnasts lose in Illinois
The No. 14 Minnesota men’s gymnastics team lost to No. 5 Illinois 214.250-208.800 on Saturday in Champaign, Ill.
Freshman Guillermo Alvarez won first place in the all-around with a score of 53.050 including first place in the floor exercise (9.400) and parallel bars (8.850). Gopher Clay Strother finished second in the all-around (51.350).