She becomes the sixth Gopher all-time to earn the distinction.
List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Kalmoe becomes only the fifth Gopher to be named to the all-region first team.
Rebecca Braak was named the Maroon and Gold's Most Improved Rower of the 2011-12 season.
2011-12 RS Senior Season: Defeated Buffalo and Kansas and competed against Virginia and Duke as V8 in the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/17-18) ... Defeated Indiana as 1V8 in the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7) ... Raced in the Virginia Invitational as V8 (4/14-15) ... Raced against Wisconsin as 1V8 in the Home Dual vs. Wisconsin (4/29) ... placed fifth in the Big Ten Championships 1V8 (5/13) ... recieved the CRCA Central All-Region First Team award and the All-Big Ten First Team award ... named CRCA National Scholar Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree... recieved Donna J Olson Unsung Hero Award2010-11 Senior Season: CRCA Scholar Athlete Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Athletes Academic All-Big Ten competed with Minnesota's First Varsity Eight at the Big Ten Championships (5/15) raced with the 1V8 against Wisconsin (5/1), at the Charles River Challenge (4/17), against Michigan and Michigan State at the Double Duals (4/9), against Tennessee (3/20), and at the Princeton Chase (10/31) won the Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Rock as part of the 1V4, and also finished fourth in the Collegiate 8+ (10/20) won both the Collegiate 4+ and Collegiate 8+ with the B boats (10/3) 2009-10 Junior Season: Redshirt 2008-09 Sophomore Season: Earned her first varsity letter ... CRCA Scholar Athlete ... raced with the Minnesota B Varsity Four and the Varsity Eight at the Head of the Mississippi (10/5) ...sat in the two seat of the Minnesota B Varsity Eight at the Southland Regatta (11/2) ... raced with the Second Varsity Eights during the spring season ... helped the 2V8 to a win over Tennessee (3/20) ... sat at bow in the 2V8 races at the Double Duals (4/11) ... competed with the 2V8 at the Lake Natoma Invite (4/19) ... held the bow seat in the Gophers' 2V8 win over Kansas (4/25) ... raced at the Big Ten Championships where the Gophers finished second in the Petite Final (5/2) ... raced at the South/Central Region Sprints (5/16). 2007-08 Freshman Season: Started her Gopher career with the First Novice Eight in the dual against Tennessee (3/22) ... held the No. 5 seat in the 1N8 double dual against Michigan and Michigan State (4/19) ... powered the 1N8 to a win over Kansas (4/25) ... member of the 1N8 to a third-place Grand Final finish at the Big Ten Championships (5/3). Previous Rowing Experience: Competed at Drake in the fall of 2007 ... raced with the Bulldogs at the Head of the Des Moines Regatta, where they finished second overall ... member of the 1N8 that won the event at the Quad Cities Classic ... also competed with the varsity boat that finished second overall ... competed against Creighton in Novice Eight and Four action. Personal: Born June 30, 1989 ... plans to major in ecology, evolution and behavior ... daughter of Mary Martin and Dean Kalmoe ... sister, Megan, was a member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing team at the 2008 Summer Olympics ... graduated as the 2007 class valedictorian at Saint Croix Falls High School ... four-year letterwinner in cross country and earned a letter in softball.
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.