Senior Yu Zhou of the Gophers won her second diving title on Friday night in the Big Ten women's swimming and diving meet at Purdue. She scored 413.95 points to take first place on the 3-meter board while teammates Sarah Bacon (384.30) and Lexi Tenenbaum (378.95) were third and fourth, respectively. Zhou won the 1-meter diving event on Thursday.
The Gophers also had high finishes in two other events. Freshman Tevyn Waddell won the 100-yard backstroke (52.09). In the 100 breaststroke, Lindsey Horejsi finished second (58.90) and Kierra Smith third (58.95).
Minnesota is in third place as a team with 753 points into the final day, trailing Michigan (805.5) and Indiana (791).
U pitcher dominates
Sara Groenewegen pitched a three-hitter and struck out 15 as the No. 13 Gophers softball team beat Notre Dame 4-1 on Friday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Raleigh, N.C.
Kaylen Krueger's homer in the top of the fifth gave Minnesota (6-0) a 1-1 tie.
Kendyl Lindaman hit another homer to put Minnesota ahead 2-1 in the sixth and MaKenna Partain, a third freshman, was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
• The Minnesota Lynx renounced their rights to forward Rachel Jarry. She was acquired by the Lynx in a draft-day trade on April 11, 2011, for the rights to the 14th overall choice. Jarry played 27 games with the Lynx during the 2013 season averaging 1.7 points and 0.7 rebounds. She missed the entire 2014 and '15 seasons because of injury and sat out the 2016 season to compete for Australia in the Rio Olympics.
• Missouri defeated the Gophers 4-1 in women's tennis at the Baseline Tennis Center. Camila Vargas Gomez defeated Clare Raley 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for the lone point for Minnesota (3-3).
• The Gophers baseball team's season opener at California-Irvine was postponed because of unfavorable weather. The team will play a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.
• Members of the Gophers men's track and field team won 10 events at the Snowshoe Open to close out their home indoor season. Freshman Chris Trotter, running unattached, broke the meet record in the 600 meters (1:19.18).