George Minkel
    George Minkel

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Montgomery, Ill.

    High School:
    Oswego East

    Height:
    6-3

    Event:
    Freestyle

    Birthdate:
    05/14/1992


    04/30/2014

    Fifteen swimmers and divers named Academic All-MAC

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

    02/01/2014

    Swimming and Diving Sweep Evansville on Senior Day

    Three Salukis picked up two individual wins on the day.

    11/24/2013

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

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

    11/09/2013

    Salukis conclude Henderson Invite

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

    02/02/2013

    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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