Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Minnesota will face the host Hawkeyes and Louisville during the event.
Five of the Gophers' six boats won by open water.
The pair won their race in a time of 21:17.05.
The varsity squad returns to action Oct. 14 at the Head of the Rock in Rockford, Ill.
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Competed with the First Varsity Eight during the season ... Defeated Buffalo and Kansas and competed against Virginia and Duke at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/17-18) ... Defeated Indiana at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7) ... Competed at the Virginia Invitational (4/14-15) ... Raced against Wisconsin in the Home Dual vs. the Badgers (4/29) ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (5/13) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010-11 Freshman Season: Competed with the Second Varsity Eight during the season ... finished in fourth place at the Big Ten Championships (5/15) ... rowed against the Badgers at the Wisconsin Dual (5/1) ... claimed two first place finishes at the Charles River Challenge (4/17) ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State at the Big Ten Double Duals (4/9) ... defeated Tennessee at the Tennessee Dual (3/20).
Previous Rowing Experience: Has been rowing since the fall of 2008 ... competed in the 2008 Midwest Championship and the Youth Nationals ... at the Midwest Championships was a member of the Varsity Eight that placed third overall, while the Varsity Four was second ... at the Youth Nationals, competed with the Varsity Eight that placed 12th ... medaled in 18 of 25 races ... named the team's captain ... also lettered in volleyball and softball prior to her switch to rowing ... held a 4.0 grade point average and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born December 9, 1991 ... daughter of Stark and Mary Hughes ... has an older sister, Laura, and a younger brother Matt ... interested in a graphic design career ... graduated from Westerville Central High School.
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.