Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
She becomes the sixth Gopher all-time to earn the distinction.
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.
2011-12 Senior Season: Redshirted Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010-11 Junior Season: All-Big Ten First Team selection Academic All-Big Ten raced with the Gophers' First Varsity Eight at the Big Ten Championships (5/15) competed with the 1V8 against Wisconsin (5/1) competed at stroke with the 1V8 at the Charles River Challenge (4/17), at the Double Duals against Michigan and Michigan State (4/9), and against Tennessee (3/20) raced with the 1V8 at the Princeton Chase (10/31) won the Collegiate 4+ and finished fourth in the Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Rock (10/10) finished second in the Collegiate 4+ and 8+ with Minnesota's A boats at the Head of the Mississippi (10/3).
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Second-team All-Big Ten ... letterwinner ... Academic All-Big Ten ... member of the First Varsity Eight the entire fall and spring season ... stroked the Gophers' First Varsity Eight at the South/Central Sprints (5/16) ... stroked the 1V8 to a Petite Final appearance at the Big Ten Championships (5/1) ... sat stroke in the Gophers' 1V8 win over Kansas (4/24) that was later named the Big Ten Boat of the Week ... member of the 1V8 that competed at the Lake Natoma Invite (4/18) ... competed with the 1V8 at the Double Duals against Iowa and Louisville (4/10) ... stroked the 1V8 against Tennessee (3/20) ... competed with the 1V8 at the Head of the Lake (11/8) ... finished second overall with the 1V8 at the Head of the Iowa (10/25) ... also raced with the 2V4 at the Head of the Iowa and placed fourth ... won the Women's Collegiate 4+ event at the Head of the Mississippi (10/4) ... also helped the 1V8 win the Women's Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Mississippi.
2008-09 Freshman Season: Competed with the varsity program for her entire freshman season ... opened her collegiate career with the Varsity Four at the Head of the Mississippi (10/5) ... raced at the Head of the Rock with the varsity boats (10/12) ... moved into the First Varsity Eight by the middle of the fall season ... finished sixth with the 1V8 at the Princeton Chase (10/26) ... member of the nationally-ranked 1V8 during the spring season ... held the bow seat in the dual win over Tennessee (3/21) ... along with the 1V8, earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors for their win over the Lady Vols ... raced with the 1V8 at Double Duals (4/11) ... raced at the Lake Natoma Invite with the 1V8 (4/19) ... helped the 1V8 to a dual win over Kansas (4/25), which later earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors for the second time in the season ... placed second with the 1V8 in the Petite Finals at Big Tens (5/2) ... competed in her first regional action as a Gopher at the South/Central Sprints (5/17) ... earned her first varsity letter.
Previous Rowing Experience: Four-year rower with her high school team, Mt. Lebanon, and earned three letters ... attended the Junior National development camp after her junior season ... attended the selection camp for the Junior National team in the summer of 2008.
Personal: A 2008 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School ... also competed in a variety of sports, including downhill skiing, soccer, karate, softball, basketball, cross country and swimming ... born on September 26, 2008 to Linda and Richard Drzynski ... has one sister, Katie.
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.