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 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection... varsity team captain 2015-16... led Minnesota to a second place finish in the Women's Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Des Moines (9/26)... earned a top-20 finish at the Head of the Charles in Women's Collegiate 8+ (10/18)... competed in the First Varsity Eight and earned a pair of second place finishes and a third place finish at the Cardinal Invitational (3/13)... finished with a first place and a second place finish with the First Varsity Eight at the Doc Hosea Invitational (4/2-4/3)... earned a pair of second place finishes with the First Varsity Eight vs. Iowa and Indiana (4/9)... earned two second place finishes at Wisconsin with the First Varsity Eight (4/23)... finished second with the First Varsity Eight at the Border Battle Regatta (5/1)... placed sixth with the First Varsity Eight at Big Ten Championships (5/15).
2014-15 • Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten...led Minnesota to a third place finish in the Collegiate Women's 8+ at the Head of the Rock (10/12)...defeated Boston College, Georgetown, and Notre Dame at Head of the Charles (10/19)...competed in the First Varsity Eight at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/15)...coxswain for the Varsity 8 at the OSU Classic (4/4)...competed in the 1V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/11)...placed 5th in the First Varsity Eight at the Clemson Invitational (4/18-19)...placed second ahead of Michigan state in the 1V8 at the Devil's Lake Challenge (5/1)...coxswain for the 1V8's 4th place finish at the 2015 Big Ten Championships (5/16-17).
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten, placed first against Dartmouth and Rutgers in the 2V8 at the Boston Challenge (4/5-6) ... also placed second ahead of Boston University ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State in the 2V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... placed second behind Wisconsin with the 2V8 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... finished fifth at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 2V8 (5/18)
2012-13 • Freshman Season: Coxswain for 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)... finished first against Louisville, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan State and Rhode Island at the Clemson Invite (4/21)... defeated Michigan State in the double-dual at Wisconsin (5/5) ... competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
High School: 2012 graduate of Pickerington High School North ... Earned two varsity letters in rowing ... rowed under head coach Matt Chase ... placed third in the Men's Lighweight 4+ at the Youth National Championships in 2012 ... also placed second in the Men's Lightweight 4+ at the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships ... In 2011, notched a seventh-place finish in the Men's 1V4 at the Youth National Championships ... placed second with the Men's 1V4 at the Head of the Hooch in 2010 ... earned the Award of Merit as a senior ... three-time member of the high honor roll ... also participated in choir.
Personal: Born November 11, 1993 ... Daughter of Daniel and Karen Gainey ... has a younger sister, Sally ... her father played basketball at Findlay College ... enjoys singing ...majoring in kinesiology.
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.