Minnesota will face the host Hawkeyes and Louisville during the event.
Five of the Gophers' six boats won by open water.
Minnesota's varsity eight A boat finished secondin the main event.
The varsity 8+ will open the competition at 10:00 a.m.
Seven boats will compete Sunday on Rock River.
2015-16 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection and CRCA Scholar-Athlete Award winner... finished fifth in Women's Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Des Moines (9/26)... competed with the First Varsity Four and earned a first place finish and a second place finish at the Cardinal invitational (3/13)... captured a first and second place finish with the First Varsity Four at the Doc Hosea Invitational (4/3-4/4)... tallied two second place finishes with the First Varsity Four vs. Iowa and Indiana (4/9)... earned two second place finishes at Wisconsin with the First Varsity Four (4/23)... finished second with the First Varsity Four at the Border Battle Regatta (5/1)... placed fifth with the First Varsity Four at Big Ten Championships (5/15).
2014-15 • Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten...lead the Second Varsity Eight boat at the Head of the Rock (10/12)...also lead the Second Varsity Four and First Varsity Four boats at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (3/15)...continued to lead the 2V4 boat Big 10 Double Dual (4/11), Devil's Lake Challenge (5/2), and the Big 10 Championship (5/16 & 17) where the team finished fifth overall.
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Coxswain ... placed first ahead of West Virginia in the First Varsity Four and first against Alabama in the 2V4 at the Oak Ridge Invite (3/15-16) ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State in the 2V4 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... placed second behind Wisconsin with the 3V4 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... finished third at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 3V4 (5/18)
2011-12 • Freshman Season: Coxswain for the 2V4 ... defeated Kansas and Tulsa at the Oklahoma Invite (3/9-10) ... defeated Tennessee's 1V4 in the road dual against the Volunteers (3/24) ... coxswain for the 3V4 at the Big Ten Championships.
High School: 2012 graduate of Hingham High School ... earned two varsity letters in rowing under Dusan Nikolic ... State champions at MPSRA Regatta ... also placed first at the Lowell Invitational, Cape Cod Invitational, Stonington/Hingham Dual, Tabor/Hingham Dual, NMH/Shrewsbury/Worrester/Hingham Regatta and the Brookline/Boston Latin/Hingham Regatta ... participated in the CRI Summer Crew League clinic, Lincoln Maritime Center learn to row ... also earend one varisty letter in gymnastics ... graduated with honors.
Personal: Born August 8, 1994 ... daughter of Carol Chu and Steven Tom ... majoring in retail merchandising
World Rowing U-23 Championships begin Wednesday
Anna Cruse and Team USA will compete at next week's 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria as entries were finalized this week.
Cruse is first Gopher to join U-23 National Team
2017 Minnesota grand and former Gopher rower Anna Cruse qualified for the World Championships in Bulgaria on Thursday
Gophers Place Seventh at Big Tens
Anna Greene and Rylie Wargo earned All-Big Ten recognition while the Gophers earned a pair of top-five finishes.