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Danielle Pederson

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Team has helped make Minnesota a home for swimmer

December 6, 2018

Senior Nick Yang joined the Minnesota diving program in 2017. Over the past two years, Yang has had to adjust to American collegiate sports, academics, language and culture. “Before I [came] here, my...

The Gopher swim team hosts an invitational meet Jean K. Freeman center on Friday, Nov. 30.

Swimmers record multiple PR times at Minnesota Invite

December 3, 2018

Energetic teams, a lively crowd and Gophers alumni filled the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The Gophers swim and dive team concluded its last home meet of...

Junior Erik Hunter competes in the 200 Yard Backstroke race during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

Recruiting for men’s and women’s swimming and diving

November 29, 2018

In the last few weeks, a wave of student-athletes have committed to and will be joining Minnesota’s swim and dive teams in future seasons. The Gophers will welcome swimmers and divers from all over the...

Swimmer balances academics, athletics, marriage

November 21, 2018

Junior swimmer Lindsey Kozelsky is the typical student-athlete in many ways. Like a normal Gopher athlete, she runs from classes and homework to practice, travels on the weekends for competitions, and...

Women’s and men’s swimming and diving finish one and two at Iowa Invitational

November 19, 2018

A strong start on day one of competition gave Minnesota swimming and diving the momentum it needed to dominate the rest of the meet. The women took home gold and the men captured silver at the Iowa Invitational...

Max McHugh hopes to make a positive impact on Minnesota swimming

November 15, 2018

A new McHugh has arrived in Minnesota from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and has already made a splash on the Gopher men’s swim and dive team. Max McHugh, brother of former Gophers swimmer and NCAA All-American...

Junior Bowen Becker dives off the blocks at the start of the men's 400 yard freestyle relay at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

Gophers swim and dive teams make a big impact in Big Ten’s win over ACC

November 13, 2018

The men and women of the Big Ten’s swim and dive teams swept the Atlantic Coast Conference at Purdue University. The inaugural Big Ten/ACC Challenge finished in favor of the Big Ten Sunday, and Minnesota's...

Senior Danielle Nack swims the 200 Yard Butterfly during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

All-star Big 10 Swimmers and Divers take on the best of the ACC

November 7, 2018

For the first time ever, the Big Ten conference, as a whole, will compete against the teams of the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Nov. 10 and 11, the best swimmers and divers from each Big Ten college will...

Junior Caitlyn Merzbacher returns the ball during her singles match against the University of South Dakota at the Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, Feb. 9.

Women’s tennis looks to capitalize on their time off between seasons

November 1, 2018

Fall season is coming to a close for Gophers’ women’s tennis, and the team is beginning to prepare for the spring season. Match play ends Nov. 11 for the women’s team. The team looks to carry forward...

Longtime head coach prepares men’s tennis team for spring

October 25, 2018

Both on and off the court, Gophers men’s tennis head coach Geoff Young instills a passion in his team. Throughout his thirteen seasons at Minnesota, Young and the Gophers have made several appearances...