MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Kelly Kremer announced the addition of transfers Katherine Wagner and Emily Cook to the Gophers’ roster, Wednesday afternoon.
“We’re really excited to have both Katherine and Emily on campus this fall. Katherine’s range will help fill a need in our freestyle group, while Emily is a great fit for our team and such a strong backstroker.”
A native of Chatsworth, Calif., Wagner comes to Minnesota from Arizona State and will have two seasons of eligibility. Wagner is primarily a sprint freestyler. She recorded her 50-yard freestyle personal best 22.54 last season at the Pac 12 Championships. Other personal-record times include 49.41 in the 100 free and 1:49.82 in the 200 free.
“I choose the University of Minnesota because of their top tier academic and athletic programs,” said Wagner. The amazing staff and team made me feel like I was at home. Minnesota is such a beautiful place and I can’t wait to spend the next two years competing alongside and incredible team and staff!”
Cook comes to Minneapolis after one season at Washington State. A native of Portland, Ore., Cook will be a great addition to the Gophers backstroke events. Cook set a Washington State school record at the Pac 12 Championship touching the wall in 53.66 in the 100 back where she placed 11th. In the 200 back she holds a personal top time of 1:57.57.
“I choose the University of Minnesota because of their impressive swim team and academics. Said Cook. “The coaches and team make me feel so welcome and comfortable. I am excited to be a part of such a strong, ambitious team for the rest of my college career.”
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