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.
2014-15 • Senior Season: Raced in the 3V8 at the Head of the Mississippi (10/5) ... raced in the 3V8 at the Head of the Rock (10/12)
2013-14 • Junior Season:
2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Raced at the Oklahoma Invite as 2v4 against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, and Tulsa (3/9-3/10) ... Defeated Tennessee in the 2v4 boat (3/24)... Raced at Wisconsin in the 2v4 boat (5/5)... Competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
2011-12 • Freshman Season: Competed with the First Novice Eight throughout the season ... Competed at the San Diego Crew Classic (3/31-4/1) ... Defeated Indiana at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7) ... Defeated San Diego, Clemson, Penn State and Michigan State at the Virginia Invitational (4/14-15) ... Raced against Wisconsin in the Home Dual vs. the Badgers (4/29) ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (5/17) ... named Minnesota's Most Improved Novice Rower.
Previous Rowing Experience: Earned two letters in rowing at Amherst Regional High School...also earned four letters in ski racing...member of Northampton Youth and Community Rowing.
Personal: Born May 13, 1993...daughter of Joanne and John Swanson...majoring in business and marketing education, enjoys speaking Spanish, and loves mountain-biking with her dad.
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.