Kersten Schwanz
Kersten  Schwanz


Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:




2 Letters


72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.


Gophers Conclude Competition at San Diego Crew Classic

The 1N8 competed for the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy.

2015-16 • Senior Season: 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).

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 her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and baking.


Minnesota Falls in the Border Battle Regatta


Minnesota competed in their only home meet of the year. They were swept by Wisconsin but showed much improvement

Minnesota Hosts Border Battle Regatta


Minnesota hosts their only home meet of the year. They take on Wisconsin Sunday at Lake Phalen.

Gophers Finish An Impressive Meet at Wisconsin


The University of Minnesota rowing team picked up four first place finishes, seven second place finishes and one third place finish in Wisconsin.

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