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.
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 ... has two siblings, Julia and Jack ... majoring in business ... enjoys playing the viola.