2014-15 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten...started the season leading the First Varsity Four boat at the Head of the Mississippi (10/5) and the Head of the Rock (10/12)...lead the Second Varsity Eight Boat to two first place finishes at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (3/15)...continued to compete with the Second Varsity Eight at the Oregon State Classic (4/4) and the Big 10 Double Dual (4/11) where Minnesota swept Rutgers...also lead the 2V8 boat at the Clemson Invite (4/18 & 19) and the Devil's Lake Challenge (5/2)...finished the season as the leader of the 2V8 boat at the Big 10 Championship (5/16 & 17) where the team placed fifth.
2013-14 • Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... placed first ahead of Alabama in the First Varsity Four at the Oak Ridge Invite (3/15-16) ... also competed in the 2V4 against Virginia ... led the 1V4 to wins over Dartmouth, Rutgers, Syracuse B and Boston University at the Boston Challenge (4/5-6) ... defeated Michigan State in the 1V4 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... finished second behind Wisconsin in the 1V4 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... placed seventh at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 1V4 (5/18)
2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Coxswain...competed in the 3V4 at the Oklahoma Invite, defeating Kansas by over 30 seconds...also competed against Kansas and Oklahoma's 2V4 boats at the event...defeated Tennessee by 21 seconds in the 2V4 boat (3/24)... raced at Wisconsin in the 2V4 boat against the Badgers and Michigan State (5/5)... placed sixth in the 2V4 at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
Personal:Born August 8, 1994...daughter of Rosita Balch...majoring in mechanical engineering.
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.