Armonia Balch
Armonia  Balch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
De La Salle

Position:
Varsity

Birthdate:
08/06/1994

Experience:
2 Letters


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.

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Eight Gophers Earn Academic Honors from CRCA

Eight Gophers Earn Academic Honors from CRCA

6/5/2018 - W. Rowing

The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced its selections for CRCA National Scholar-Athlete honors with eight Gophers achieving recognition.

161 Gophers Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

161 Gophers Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

5/30/2018 - W. Rowing

A total of 161 Minnesota student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports.

Gophers Wrap Season Ranked No. 20

Gophers Wrap Season Ranked No. 20

5/18/2018 - W. Rowing

Minnesota finished 2018 as one of the top teams in the nation, 20th in the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll.

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