The Minnesota Daily

Seven qualify for NCAAS

Thomas Jaakola
March 10, 2016

The Gophers qualified seven divers for the 2016 NCAA Championships at the NCAA Diving Zones, which concluded Wednesday.     Freshman Alan LeBlang, junior Matt Barnard and seniors Dylan Zoe...

Former Minnesota diver Mikey Ross poses in partial stage makeup. Ross joined Cirque Du Soleil after graduation as an acrobat and performs in the show,

Former U diver with Cirque du Soleil

Thomas Jaakola
March 1, 2016

Three years after his final season with the Gophers, former All-American diver Mikey Ross is performing as an acrobat for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.     Ross spent two seasons with Minnesota...

Gophers junior Matt Barnard competes in diving at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Dec. 5.

Minnesota finishes in fourth at the Big Ten Championships

Thomas Jaakola
February 29, 2016

After ending the first day of the Big Ten Championships in eighth place, the Gophers improved to finish fourth at the four-day meet in West Lafayette, Ind., with 919 points.     Minnesota scored...

Junior Daryl Turner charges ahead, dominating the 100 freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Oct. 24, 2014, against North Dakota. Turner took first place and finished with a time of 44.75.

Men’s team heads to Big Tens in Indiana

Thomas Jaakola
February 23, 2016

The men’s swimming and diving team defeated its last seven opponents in dual meets but will face its best competition of the season this week.     The Gophers will compete in the Big Ten...

Gophers sophomore Brooke Zeiger competes in the women's 400 individual medley finals in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Dec. 5, 2015.

Minnesota finishes third in the Big Ten

Thomas Jaakola
February 22, 2016

Junior diver Yu Zhou highlighted the Gophers’ third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships over the weekend, winning three events to earn her second consecutive Big Ten Diver of the Year award.     The...

Sophomore Danielle Nack competes in the Women's 100 Yard Backstroke during the 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Minnesota to swim for fifth consecutive Big Ten title

Thomas Jaakola
February 17, 2016

The Gophers women’s swimming and diving team will have a chance this week to add to an already impressive winning streak.     Minnesota will compete for its fifth consecutive Big Ten title...

Gophers junior Matt Barnard competes in diving in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Dec. 5., 2015.

Gophers led by veteran divers

Thomas Jaakola
February 16, 2016

The Gophers men’s and women’s divers made their final dives of the season count last year, and Minnesota is confident it can do the same this season.     Eight Minnesota divers competed...

Junior Ellen Bloom competes in the Women's 200 Yard 
Freestyle during Saturday's 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

Gophers set records in tune-up meet

Thomas Jaakola
February 8, 2016

The Gophers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams combined to set 35 personal records at the Minnesota Challenge on Saturdayin their final tune-up before the Big Ten Championships.     “They’ve...

Freshmen pair earn first legs

Thomas Jaakola
February 4, 2016

The Gophers are using a rookie one-two punch to get ahead in medley relays.     Freshmen Zoe Avestruz and Rachel Munson have swum the first two legs of Minnesota’s medley relays this year...

Men’s team dropping time as end of the season nears

Thomas Jaakola
February 2, 2016

The Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team seems to be heating up at the right time heading into the final meets of the season.     The Gophers won seven meets in a row after defeating...