Minnesota will face the host Hawkeyes and Louisville during the event.
The Gophers' 1V8 has been named Big Ten Boat of the Week twice this season.
Golden Gopher boat improved its time during each day of competition.
Five of the Gophers' six boats won by open water.
Minnesota's varsity eight A boat finished secondin the main event.
2011-12 Junior Season: Rowed with the first varsity eight and the second varsity eight during the season...defeated Buffalo and Kansas at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/17-18)...defeated Indiana at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7)...raced at the Virginia Invitational(4/14-15)...rowed in the second varisty eight at the home dual vs. Wisconsin (4/29)...placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships as a member of the 2V8 (5/13)
2010-11 Sophomore Season: Letterwinner raced at stroke for Minnesota's First Varsity Eight at the Big Ten Championships (5/15) sat stroke for the 1V8 against Wisconsin (5/1) stroked the 2V8 to a win at the Charles River Challenge (4/17) sat stroke against Michigan and Michigan State at the Big Ten Double Duals (4/9) stroked the 2V8 to victory against Tennessee (3/20).
2009-10 Freshman Season: Letterwinner ... stroked the Gophers' First Varsity Four to a Petite Final win at the South/Central Sprints (5/16) ... member of the 1V4 that won the Petite Final at the Big Ten Championships (5/1) ... helped the 1V4 to a dual win over Kansas (4/24) ... raced with the 1V4 at the Lake Natoma Invite (4/18) ... member of the Gophers' 1V4 that took two wins over Iowa and Louisville (4/10) ... sat bow in the 1V4 win over Tennessee (3/20) ... raced with the 2V8 at the Head of the Iowa (10/25) ... also raced with the 2V4 at the Head of the Iowa and placed fourth ... helped the 2V8 to a second-place finish in the Women's Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Mississippi (10/4).
Previous Rowing Experience: Competed with the South Niagara Rowing Club ... also competed with high school team, Notre Dame College School ... named the Senior Oarswomen of the Year at Notre Dame two straight years in 2008 and 2009 ... earned most valuble for South Niagara Rowing Club in 2008 ... named most improved by South Niagara in 2007 ... bow seat of the Four that came in third at the 2009 Royal Henley Regatta ... at the 2009 Canadian Secondary School Championships, won the gold in the Doubles and silver in the Four ... selected to the CanAmMex Team in 2008 and in the Fours, won gold and held the three seat ... raced at the 2008 Head of the Charles in the Junior Women's Eight that finished fourth overall ... sat in bow when her Four won gold at the 2008 Stotesbury Regatta ... won her first gold medal at the 2007 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.
Personal: A 2009 graduate Notre Dame College School ... daughter of Ron and Carol Beauparlant ... has two older siblings, Tim and Allison ... interested in a graphic design major.
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.