George Minkel
    George Minkel


    Montgomery, Ill.

    High School:
    Oswego East





    Fifteen swimmers and divers named Academic All-MAC

    Men's swimming and diving hold the fifth-best GPA in the country.


    Swimming and Diving Sweep Evansville on Senior Day

    Three Salukis picked up two individual wins on the day.


    Swimming and Diving wrap up Phoenix Fall Classic; Men finish third, Women fourth

    Ella Otto picked up two wins during over the weekend event.


    Salukis conclude Henderson Invite

    SIU won a combined 13 events during the two-day competition.


    Swimming and Diving cruises to dual wins over Evansville

    Salukis win 21 of 26 events

    2013-14 (Senior): An Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC selection...Competed in six meets...Posted eight top-five times...Finished in second-place in the 50 freestyle at the Henderson Invitational...Posted eight top-five finishes as a member of the Saluki relay team.

    2012-13 (Junior): Competed in nine meets...Posted a season-best third-place finish in the 200 free against Evansville...Competed in the A Final in the 200 free and 500 free at the Phoenix Fall Classic.

    2011-12 (Sophomore): Competed in 10 meets...Won the 100-yard freestyle in a dual meet against Washington (Mo.)...Posted season bests in all three events at the MAC Championships, the 50-yard freestyle (21.63), 100-yard freestyle (47.49) and 200-yard freestyle (1:42.75).

    2010-11 (Freshman): Competed in nine meets...Finished sixth in the Washington/Lindenwood tri-meet...Finished a season-high fifth in the 50 freestyle against Evansville...Honorable mention Academic All-Conference.

    High School: Earned all-conference honors for his conference championships in the 50 and 100 free and the 200 medley relay as a senior...State qualifier in the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 50 and 100 free.

    Personal: Has a twin brother and two sisters...His sister Susan was a member of the Saluki swim team...Son of Michael and Millie Minkel...Born May 14, 1992 in Akron, Ohio....Double majoring in exercise science and recreation and sports administration.

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