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.
The 1N8 competed for the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy.
2015-16 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection... finished second at the Head of the Des Moines in Women's Collegiate 8+... competed in the First Varsity Eight and earned a pair of second place finishes and a third place finish at the Cardinal Invitational (3/13)... finished with a first place and a second place finish with the First Varsity Eight at the Doc Hosea Invitational (4/2-4/3)... earned a pair of second place finishes with the First 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: Academic All-Big Ten, raced with the First Varsity Eight and the Third Varsity Two at the Head of the Mississippi (10/2) ... raced with the 1V8 and 1V4 at the Head of the Rock (10/12) ... Defeated Boston College, Georgetown, and Notre Dame at Head of the Charles (10/19) ... paced the 1V8 at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (3/15) ... paced the 1V8 at the OSU Classic (4/4) ... raced in the Big Ten Double Dual with the 1V8 (4/11) ... paced the 1V8 at the Clemson Invite (4/18-19) ... raced with the 2V8 at the Devil's Lake Challenge (5/2) ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championshps with the 2V8 (5/16-17)
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... paced the Second Varsity Eight to victories over West Virginia, Dayton and Alabama at the Oak Ridge Invite (3/15-16) ... placed first against Dartmouth and Rutgers in the 2V8 at the Boston Challenge (4/5-6) ... also placed second ahead of Boston University ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State in the 2V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... placed second behind Wisconsin with the 2V8 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... finished fifth at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 2V8 (5/18)
2011-12 • Freshman Season: Raced at the Oklahoma Invite as 1N8 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 North Cedar Community High School in Stanwood, IA...earned letters in track & field, volleyball, and music...conference champion in discus & shot put (2012), honorable mention all-conference volleyball (2012), state qualifier shot put (2011, 2012), state qualifier discus (2010, 2012), placed 5th in state for discus (2011)...graduated in top 10% of high school class and was National Council on Youth Leadership nominee.
Personal:Born February 9, 1994..daughter of Jim and Jane Koch, sister to Parker...majoring in psychology (B.S.), and minoring in statistics...enjoys traveling, knitting/crocheting, furniture design, and singing in the shower.
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.