Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
She becomes the sixth Gopher all-time to earn the distinction.
Minnesota will face the host Hawkeyes and Louisville during the event.
The Gophers' 1V8 has been named Big Ten Boat of the Week twice this season.
Golden Gopher boat improved its time during each day of competition.
2011-12 Junior Season: CRCA National Scholar Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... 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) ... Raced in 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).
2010-11 Sophomore Season: CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... competed with the Second Varsity Eight throughout the season ... placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships (5/15) ... rowed against the Badgers at the Wisconsin Dual (5/1) ... competed with the First Varsity Eight at the Tennessee Dual (3/20).
2009-10 Freshman Season: Letterwinner ... member of the Second Varsity Eight at the South/Central Sprints (5/16) ... in the Gophers' 2V8 at the Big Ten Championships (5/1) ... helped the 2V8 to a dual win over Kansas (4/24) ... raced with the 2V8 at the Lake Natoma Invite (4/18) ... helped the 2V8 split action against Iowa and Louisville at the Double Duals (4/10) ... raced with the 2V8 at the Tennessee dual (3/20) ... raced with the 2V8 at the Head of the Iowa (10/25) ... also raced with the 2V4 at the Head of the Iowa and placed fourth ... helped the 2V8 to a second-place finish in the Women's Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Mississippi (10/4).
Previous Rowing Experience: Four-year letterwinner with the Lake Washington High School team ... also competed with the Sammamish Rowing Association under coach Coutrney Moeller ... won the Northwest Regionals in the Varsity Eight and the Doubles competition in 2009 ... won three competitions in the fall of 2008 ... helped the Varsity Eight win the Head of the Oklahoma, the Portland Fall Classic and the Head of the Lake ... selected to participate at the 2008 U.S. Junior Women's Selection camp in 2008 ... named Sammamish Rowing Association's Most Improved in 2006 and Rower of the Year in 2007 ... earned second at the USRowing Junior Nationals ... placed third in Doubles at the 2007 Brentwood Regatta ... won the Fours at the 2006 Head of the George ... USRowing Academic Honor Roll ... National Merit Finalist.
Personal: A 2009 graduate of Lake Washington High School ... born December 28, 1990 ... daughter of Ruth and Curt Kinchen ... has a younger sister, Melanie ... interested in a biosystems/environmental engineering major.
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.