The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
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.
2015-16 GS Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection... competed with the Second Varsity Eight and earned a pair of first place and a second place finish (3/13)... claimed two first place finishes with the Second Varsity Eight at the Doc Hosea Invitational (4/2-4/3)... earned a pair of first place finishes with the Second Varsity Eight vs. Iowa and Indiana (4/9)... earned two second place finishes at Wisconsin with the Second Varsity Eight (4/23)... finished second with the Second Varsity Eight at the Border Battle Regatta (5/1)... placed sixth with the Second Varsity Eight at Big Ten Championships (5/15).
2014-15 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten.
2013-14 • Junior Season: defeated West Virginia and Alabama in the Second Varsity Four at the Oak Ridge Invite (3/15-16) ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State in the 2V4 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... placed second behind Wisconsin with the 2V4 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... finished fifth at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 2V4 (5/18)
2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Member of the Second Varsity Eight ... raced at the Oklahoma Invite against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State and Tulsa (3/9-10) ... defeated Tennessee in the road dual (3/24)... raced at the Clemson Invite in the 1V4 (4/21)... defeated Michigan State in the double-dual at Wisconsin (5/5)... Competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
2011-12 • Freshman Season: Rowed with the First Varsity Four ... Defeated Buffalo, Kansas, Notre Dame and Duke and competed against Virginia at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/17-18) ... Defeated Indiana at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7) ... Defeated San Diego, Northeastern, Penn State and Michigan State at the Virginia Invitational (4/14-15) ... Defeated Wisconsin in the Home Dual vs. the Badgers (4/29) ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (5/13) ... received the Big Ten Boat of the Week Award (3/20).
High School: 2011 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School West ... rowed for head coach Sean McCourt ... placed second at Nationals in the 1V4 as a sophomore ... also rowed for Mercer Junior Rowing Club (MJRC/PNRA).
Personal: Born November 29, 1992 ... daughter of Barb and Rich Friscia ... has one sibling, Braden ... majoring in environmental science policy and management, and a minor in communications.
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.