McHugh, who took house the crew honor for the third 12 months in a row, closed out his illustrious profession with a third-straight NCAA title within the 100 breast this season. He touched the wall at precisely 50.00, the third quickest time of his profession, trailing solely his two sub-50 performances eventually 12 months’s NCAA Championships. The time was additionally .60 forward of the sector. With the win, McHugh grew to become the seventh male in NCAA historical past to win three straight 100 breast titles and the eighth to win no less than three 100 breast titles in a profession.
Coupling his three-peat along with his 2021 title within the 200 breast, McHugh completed his profession with 4 particular person NCAA titles, making him considered one of 5 Gophers throughout all sports activities to achieve that quantity. The Sturgeon Bay, Wis., native additionally posted a third-place end within the 200 breast. McHugh concluded his Gophers’ profession as a nine-time All-American, and he by no means positioned decrease than third place in his 4 journeys to the NCAAs within the 100 and 200 breast mixed.
As well as, he swept the breaststroke occasions on the Large Ten Championships for the third straight 12 months and earned a spot on the All-Large Ten First Workforce for the fourth time. His seven particular person Large Ten titles are probably the most at school historical past for a swimmer.
The 2023 Large Ten Diver of the 12 months, Zhu completed her profession within the Maroon and Gold with a pair of All-America honors. On the NCAA Championships, she positioned seventh on the 3-meter springboard with a rating of 322.55, whereas on the 1-meter she completed in eighth place behind a efficiency of 297.35.
Earlier within the postseason, she took bronze on the Large Ten Championships on the 1-meter, whereas on the 3-meter she was fourth and on the platform she got here in 14th.
Together with prelims, Zhu completed first on the 1-meter eight instances this season and received seven instances on the 3-meter. In crew historical past, she ranks fifth for the 1-meter (338.62), sixth for the 3-meter (375.00) and fifteenth for the platform (266.85).
Among the many different awards handed out on the banquet had been these for Hardest Employee and Most Improved.
Kate Sullivan and Megan Van Berkom earned the accolade for the ladies, whereas Neverman did so for the lads. The W.I.N. Award goes to the people who do “No matter is Wanted” by stepping up and serving to the crew probably the most throughout meets.andearned the accolade for the ladies, whereas Neverman did so for the lads.
Chosen by the power coaches, the Iron Fish award goes to those that went above and past of their efficiency coaching. The 2022-23 recipients for this honor had been Neverman, Sullivan and Zhu.
Casey Stowe . The Jerry McCaul Award is given to an impressive Minnesota male swimmer or diver who finest exemplifies the late Jerry McCaul’s (1957-1979) enthusiasm and dedication to the game. Jerry was the right teammate. McCaul pushed you to succeed, but wished to beat you to the wall. He was each supportive and aggressive, and at all times constructive. This 12 months’s recipient was
Rachel Butler . Jean Okay. Freeman was an impressive alumna, coach, position mannequin and a forever-loyal Gopher. The Jean Okay. Freeman Award goes yearly to a feminine student-athlete who represents unyielding motivation and a dedicated spirit that’s complimented with a deep-seeded dedication to non-public progress. This 12 months, that Gopher was
Named after the Minnesota alumna with the identical title, the Dorothy L. Sheppard Award goes yearly to a feminine student-athlete who values the science of swimming, worldwide consciousness and journey, and a aggressive academic expertise. Zhu was the winner of the award this season.
Lastly, the ladies’s crew honors one student-athlete per season as their Spirit Award recipient. That student-athlete this season was Johnson.
In the course of the awards banquet, the crew additionally revealed the 2022-23 letterwinners, in addition to recipients of the Excellent Pupil-Athlete Award (cumulative GPA of three.5 or greater). This 12 months, a grand complete of 28 Gophers achieved the latter feat.
A full checklist of all of the honorees might be discovered beneath.
— The Minnesota swimming and diving program honored its 2022-23 crew at its latest annual awards banquet.andhighlighted this 12 months’s awards as the 2 acquired Most Worthwhile honors for the lads’s and ladies’s groups, respectively.