The Gophers women's swimming and diving team will try to win its fifth consecutive Big Ten meet when the four-day event begins Wednesday at the University of Michigan.

The Gophers return two individuals who won three gold medals a year ago. Brooke Zeiger took first in the 400-yard individual medley while Yu Zhou won the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

Michigan is No. 6 in the national swimming rankings, the Gophers, 8-1-1, are No. 24.

Hockey honors for three

Junior forwards Justin Kloos and Hudson Fasching of the Gophers were named the Big Ten's first and second stars of the week, respectively, after Minnesota's sweep of Ohio State.

Both had two goals and two assists in the series.

• Junior forward Dani Cameranesi was named the WCHA women's offensive player of the week. She had three goals and two assists in a sweep at Minnesota Duluth.


• Gophers senior Jordan Jess was named to the National College Baseball Writers Association's stopper of the year award watch list.

• The Gophers men's gymnastics team is ranked No. 4 in the country by Sophomore Yaroslav Pochinka is No. 1 in the vault and junior Zach Liebler is No. 2 in floor exercise.

• Senior Lindsay Mable of the Gophers was named the Big Ten women's gymnast of the week for the 11th time in her career. She won the all-around, bars and beam in a dual meet with Nebraska last Friday.