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Sarah Bacon prepares to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, June 10th.

Gophers diver Sarah Bacon named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year

July 28, 2021
Bacon is the winningest woman in Gophers history with four national titles.
Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers soccer adds Allie Wisner as an assistant coach, becoming third all-female staff across the Power Five conferences

July 21, 2021
Wisner is joining Gophers soccer after spending the past three years as an assistant coach for the University of Utah.
Bethany Hasz competes at the University of Minnesota Track and Field stadium on Friday, April 30.

Gophers cross country and track and field star Bethany Hasz returning for 2021-2022 season

July 14, 2021
Hasz is utilizing the extra year of eligibility, which was granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to return for a sixth season.
Shane Wiskus competes on Day Two of the men’s U.S. Olympic Artistic Gymnastics Team Trials on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at The Dome in St. Louis, Mo. Photo courtesy of  John Cheng.

From a cut program to the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, Gophers gymnast Shane Wiskus is a first-time Olympian

July 2, 2021
Wiskus finished in third place in the all-around with a score of 168.150, a total high enough to be one of the two gymnasts chosen by the selection committee to earn a spot on the US artistic gymnastics team.
Olivia Knowles (Left), Lauren Bench (Middle) and Emily Brown (Right) celebrate the Gophers season opener 4-0 victory over Ohio State University on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brad Rempel of Gopher Athletics.

Gophers women’s hockey Bench, Brown and Knowles returning for the 2021-2022 season

July 1, 2021
All three accepted the additional season of eligibility granted by the NCAA.
Fans cheer for the Gophers after winning the game against Penn State at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The Gophers won 31-26 bringing their record to 9-0. A first since 1904.

Breaking: Gophers athletics announces full capacity for sporting events

June 22, 2021
The first ticketed Gophers sports planning on full capacity are football, soccer and volleyball.
Jake Butler competes at the finals on Sunday, June 13.

Gophers diver Butler makes Olympic trials debut in men’s 3m springboard, finishes in 10th place

June 17, 2021
Butler collected a total of 1075.05 points across 18 dives and three rounds.
Bethany Hasz competes at the University of Minnesota Track and Field stadium on Friday, April 30.

Gopher track athletes complete weekend competition at NCAA’s

June 15, 2021
Multiple athletes hit career-bests in their events at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Kassidy Cook (left) and Sarah Bacon (right) compete at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials on Thursday, June 10.

Gophers diver Bacon takes second place with Cook in women’s synchro 3m springboard at US Olympic Diving Trials

June 14, 2021
Bacon and Cook collected a total of 871.50 points over their 15 dives.
Kostas Zaltos competes at the University of Minnesota Track and Field stadium on Friday, April 30.

Zaltos, Basten and Kohut-Jackson shine in first half of the NCAA Championships

June 14, 2021
Redshirt freshman Kostas Zaltos had a career-best throw of 71.21m to finish in third place in the men’s hammer throw.
Courtesy of Gopher Athletics

Gophers women’s gymnastics stars Ramler, Loper returning for 2022 season

June 8, 2021
The Gophers will now have all three of their 2021 All-Big Ten athletes next year in Ramler, Loper and Hooten.
Redshirt sophomore Rachel Schow clears a hurdle on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Field House. The Gophers competed against several other colleges at the Jack Johnson Classic Track Meet.

Gophers men’s and women’s track and field athletes punch tickets to the NCAA Championships

June 8, 2021
Fourteen Gophers qualified for the NCAA Championships
Head Coach Mike Burns, left sits with incoming freshmen Donte McKinney, middle and Crew Bold during practice at Cooke Hall on Tuesday, July 16.

What’s in store for the future of Gophers men’s gymnastics

May 8, 2021
Gophers coach Mike Burns will create a competitive Minnesota collegiate program through GymACT.
Lexy Ramler leaps in her floor exercise at the Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships at Maturi Pavillion on Saturday, March 20. Ramler won the individual titles for uneven parallel bars and beam, won the individual all-around title, was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year and contributed to the team's win of 2021 Big Ten Championship title.

Gophers women’s gymnastics star Lexy Ramler wins the prestigious AAI Award

April 23, 2021
Ramler is the second Gopher to win the award in program history along with Lindsay Mable, who received the honor in 2016.
Senior Gymnast Shane Wiskus does his routine on the vault at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, March 6. The Gophers won against Penn State.

Gophers men’s gymnastics takes fifth in NCAA championships

April 19, 2021
Gophers senior Shane Wiskus became the first Gopher since 2002 to win multiple individual titles at the same NCAA championship.
Ona Loper performs her balance beam routine at the Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships at Maturi Pavillion on Saturday, March 20.

Gophers women’s gymnastics finishes fourth in NCAA semifinals, signaling the end of season

April 18, 2021
Senior Ona Loper had a career night, achieving a new career-high total of 39.6375 in the all-around.
Shane Wiskus poses for a portrait in Cooke Hall on Friday, April 30, 2019.

Gophers men’s gymnastics star Shane Wiskus wins the Nissen-Emery Award

April 16, 2021
Wiskus is the fifth Gopher to win the Nissen-Emery and the first Gopher since 2015 when Ellis Mannon received the award.
Ona Loper performs her floor routine at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. The Gophers defeated the Michigan State Spartans 196.075 to 194.925.

Gophers women’s gymnastics shines in Athens, advances to NCAA National Championship

April 6, 2021
The Gophers are heading to the NCAA National Championship for the first time since 2016.
Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

Gophers men’s gymnastics takes sixth at Big Ten Championships

April 5, 2021
Senior Shane Wiskus was named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Championships.
Courtesy of Gopher Athletics

‘It felt like I put my hands in snow’: Matt Sullivan’s improbable return to competition for Gophers men’s gymnastics

March 31, 2021
Sullivan had anterior ulnar nerve transposition surgeries on both of his elbows over winter.
Shane Wiskus competes in the pommel horse at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.

Gophers men’s gymnastics falls short of comeback against Illinois

March 25, 2021
Sophomore Crew Bold competed in the all-around and earned two individual event titles.
Lexy Ramler performs her beam routine at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Gophers women’s gymnastics puts on magnificent show, wins Big Ten Championship on program record-breaking night

March 22, 2021
Senior Lexy Ramler was crowned 2021 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year.
Gophers Junior Henry Meeker performs a routine on the still rings at Maturi Pavilion on Feb. 7, 2020. The Gophers went on to a 398-375.55 victory over the Washington Huskies.

Wolverines’ dominating performances too much for Gophers men’s gymnastics

March 16, 2021
Sophomore Victor Perez earned career-highs on the floor, the high bar and parallel bars.
Lexy Ramler finishes her balance beam routine at the Regional NCAA Gymnastics Championship on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Minneapolis.

Gophers women’s gymnastics drops final meet of season to Illinois

March 15, 2021
The Gophers' dominant performance on beam wasn’t enough to sneak away with a win in the team’s last meet of the regular season.
Senior Gymnast Shane Wiskus does his routine on the vault at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, March 6. The Gophers won against Penn State.

With the return of Wiskus, Gophers men’s gymnastics dominates Penn State to win first meet of the season

March 9, 2021
Shane Wiskus returned, and so did the Gophers men’s gymnastics team’s winning ways against Penn State.
Gophers Defenseman Matt Staudacher steers the puck at 3M Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1.

Gophers men’s hockey four-game win streak snapped in Friday loss to Michigan

March 7, 2021
Every time the Gophers found the back of the net, Michigan seemed always to have an answer.
Courtesy of Gopher Athletics

Gophers women’s gymnastics freshman Mya Hooten is just getting started

March 3, 2021
Gophers’ gymnast Mya Hooten garnered back-to-back Big Ten Freshman of the Week award honors, and she’s only just beginning.
Lexy Ramler competes on the beam at the Maturi Pavillion on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

Gophers women’s gymnastics continue hot streak, finish first in the Big Five

February 28, 2021
The Gophers set a program record on the bars en route to a first-place finish in the Big Five meet.
Lexy Ramler competes on the balance beam at the regional NCAA gymnastics championship on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Gophers women’s gymnastics dominates Rutgers, improves to 4-2 on the season

February 21, 2021
The Gophers saw career-best performances from a number of gymnasts on a historic night, where the team earned its second-highest team score in program history.