The Minnesota Daily

Gophers take Big Ten Triple Dual in Evanston

Thomas Jaakola
February 1, 2016

The men’s swimming and diving team kept their winning streak alive over the weekend in the Big Ten Triple Dual.     The Gophers defeated Northwestern 230-122 and Purdue 224-129 in Evanston,...

Gophers focus on relays

Thomas Jaakola
January 28, 2016

The Gophers women’s swimming and diving team has only lost one dual meet all season, thanks to an extra emphasis on the highest-scoring events: relays.     Sophomore Danielle Nack, senior...

Pool records shattered during Colorado meets

Thomas Jaakola
January 18, 2016

Senior Lauren Votava broke six pool records in Denver over the weekend — two as an individual and four as a relay team member.     The Gophers women’s swimming and diving team broke...

Gophers sophomore Brooke Zeiger competes in the Women 400 Yard IM finals in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday.

Barnard breaks records at home

Thomas Jaakola
December 7, 2015

Junior diver Matt Barnard led the way for the Gophers over the weekend at the Jean K. Freeman Invitational.   Barnard started things off on Friday by breaking his own school record in platform...

Zeiger building off of strong freshman year

Thomas Jaakola
December 3, 2015

Brooke Zeiger started her sophomore year right where she ended last year.   As a freshman, she set the school record in the 400 individual medley, won a Big Ten individual championship and earned...

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.

Turning it around

Thomas Jaakola
December 1, 2015

Junior Daryl Turner has been a consistent scorer for Minnesota since returning from a dislocated knee that held him out of the Gophers first dual-meet at Florida State.   Turner has produced three...

Zhou racks in awards at meet in Georgia

Thomas Jaakola
November 23, 2015

Junior diver Yu Zhou led the way for the Gophers by winning the 1-meter event, the 3-meter event and platform diving at the Georgia Tech Invite in Atlanta.   Zhou started things out for the team at...

Pollard regaining form midseason

Thomas Jaakola
November 18, 2015

Gophers senior Manny Pollard has had flashes of his past form in some of his last few meets. The New York native has consistently been one of the Gophers top three divers in both the 1-meter and 3-meter...

Minnesota's Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Oct. 12, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Kierra Smith training with trials in mind

Thomas Jaakola
November 11, 2015

Kierra Smith is taking a year off from the University of Minnesota, but she’s still swimming as hard as ever.   Just two weeks ago, Smith posted the third best 200 breaststroke time at an International...

Minnesota defeats North Dakota

Thomas Jaakola
November 9, 2015

With younger swimmers getting extra opportunities, the Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team earned its third dual victory on Saturday morning at North Dakota.    The Gophers...