Katie Minnich Transfers from Michigan to Florida

Photo Courtesy: Katie Minnich/Instagram

Katie Minnich, who was a consolation finalist at the 2020 Big Ten Championships for the University of Michigan, has transferred the University of Florida.

Minnich announced her decision on social media on Sunday.

After much thought and consideration I am happy to announce that I have decided to continue my swimming and academic career at the University of Florida! I am so grateful for my time at Michigan, but I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in my life! GO GATORS! 🐊🧡💙,” Katie Minnich posted.


At the 2020 Big Ten Championships, Minnich was a sophomore and took 12th in the 100 backstroke (53.46) and 13th in the 200 backstroke (1:55.85).

Originally from Royal Oak, Michigan, Minnich, who swam club with the Birmingham Blue Dolphins, was a star high school swimmer at Farmington Hills Mercy in Michigan, claiming three Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) individual state titles in the 100 backstroke. She was a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and six-time USA Swimming All-American.

She stayed close to home, joining the University of Michigan, and was named Academic All-Big Ten as a sophomore and a CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention.

Katie Minnich will provide some depth to the Gators and could become a key scorer for the team as she has proved to be faster every year.

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