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.
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
The 1N8 competed for the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy.
2015-16 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection and CRCA Scholar-Athlete Award winner... finished fifth in Women's Varsity 8+ and placed sixth in the Varsity 4+ at the Head of the Des Moines (9/26)... 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 • Junior Season: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten ... paced the Second Varsity Eight and the Third Varsity Two at the Head of the Mississippi (10/5) ... paced the 2V8 at the Head of the Rock (10/12) ... paced the 2V8 at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (3/15) ... raced with the 2V8 at the OSU Classic (4/4) ... paced the 2V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/11) ... placed second with the 1V8 at the Devil's Lake Challenge (5/2) ... paced the 2V8 at the Clemson Invite (4/18-19) ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championshps with the First Varsity Eight (5/16-17)
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... placed first ahead of West Virginia and Alabama in the First Varsity Four at the Oak Ridge Invite (3/15-16) ... led the 1V4 to wins over Dartmouth, Rutgers, Syracuse B and Boston University at the Boston Challenge (4/5-6) ... defeated Michigan State in the 1V4 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... finished second behind Wisconsin in the 1V4 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... placed seventh at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 1V4 (5/18)
2012-13 • Freshman Season: Raced at the Oklahoma Invite as 2n8 against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, and Tulsa (3/9-3/10) ... Raced at Wisconsin in the 2n8 boat (5/5)... Competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
High School:2012 graduate of Simley High School...earned letters in soccer(4), nordic skiiing(1), and track(4)...was all-conference for four years and took gold in senior year conference track meet. Was top-ten academically, in her class.
Personal:Born on April 2, 1994...daughter of Roxie Schwanz, and sister to Heidi, Gretchen and Derek...her sister, Gretchen, plays volleyball at Luther College...Kersten plans to major in genetics, cell biology, and development...in her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and baking.
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.