The Gophers (11-4-1) swept their weekend series against St. Cloud State (2-12-0) at Ridder Arena.
McHugh said he wants to leave his mark on the program and make it better for future Gophers.
There weren't any swimmers racing over the weekend, but that didn't mean there wasn't competition for Minnesota. The team hosted the Minnesota Diving Invite Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Divers from various universities participated, and most represented Big Ten programs.
The environment around the University of Minnesota, from the fall foliage to the Mississippi River, reminds freshman Mackenzie Padington of home.
The Gophers (11-5-3, 7-3-1 Big Ten) failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament Monday, ending their season.
Six Minnesota seniors, four women and two men, walked poolside on Friday night with roses in their hands and family members at their sides. It was Minnesota's senior night at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, kicking off two days of competition against Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin.
Some college students choose the college or university they want to attend well in advance. This wasn't the case for sophomore Tuomas Pokkinen. Pokkinen, who is from Espoo, Finland, never traveled to the United States to visit colleges. He said he used Google for most of his research on the University of Minnesota. He was also older than most college freshmen.
Minnesota (11-5-3) lost to Wisconsin (13-4-2) 2-0 in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten women's soccer tournament. The Gophers, who were the defending Big Ten tournament champions, could not advance to defend their 2016 title.
Head coach Kelly Kremer's women's team put together some outstanding performances in a 190-109 win against Iowa on Friday night. Minnesota (2-0, 1-0) won all 16 events in Iowa City, Iowa, and has not lost to Iowa in over a decade.
For the fifth time this season, Minnesota (11-4-3, 7-3-1 Big Ten) took its opponent into overtime. This time around, the Gophers scored in 101st minute Wednesday night against Nebraska (9-5-5, 3-3-5 Big Ten) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Forward Julianna Gernes scored her ninth goal of the season with nine minutes left to play in the second overtime, giving Minnesota a 1-0 victory. Midfielder Molly Fiedler and forward Kellie McGahn earned assists. Gernes said she was frustrated that she couldn't score in regulation.