2009-10 Junior Season: Letterwinner ... member of the Gophers' First Varsity Eight at the South/Central Sprints (5/16) ... helped the 1V8 to a Petite Final appearance at the Big Ten Championships (5/1) ... member of the Gophers' 1V8 that earned a dual win over Kansas (4/24) and was later named the Big Ten Boat of the Week ... stroked the 1V8 at the Lake Natoma Invite (4/18) ... competed with the 1V8 at the Double Duals against Iowa and Louisville (4/10) ... raced with the 1V8 at the Tennessee dual (3/20) ... raced with the 2V8 at the Head of the Iowa (10/25) ... also raced in a Varsity Four boat at the Head of the Iowa ... helped the 1V8 win the Women's Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Mississippi (10/4).
2008-09 Sophomore Season: Letterwinner ... competed in the Women's College Eight event at the Head of the Mississippi (10/5) ... raced with the Minnesota C Varsity Eight at the Southland Regatta (11/2) ... raced with the Varsity Fours during the spring season ... sat in the three seat to help the 1V4 win over Tennessee (3/20) ... member of the 1V4 that defeated Indiana at Double Duals (4/11) ... competed with the 1V4 at the Lake Natoma Invite (4/19) ... sat three seat in the 1V4 win over Kansas (4/25) ... sat two seat during the Gophers' Grand Final, third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (5/2) ... competed with the 1V4 at the South/Central Sprints (5/17) and helped the boat to a third-place finish in the Grand Final ... raced in the first regional competition of her career.
2007-08 Freshman Season: Started her Gopher career in the novice dual racing against Wisconsin (10/21) ... competed in the Minnesota D Varsity Eight boat at the Cal-Sag Regatta (11/4) ... held the No. 5 seat in the 1N8 win over Tennessee (3/22) ... competed with the 1N8 in the double dual against Michigan and Michigan State (4/19) ... helped the 1N8 defeat Kansas (4/25) ... raced with the 1N8 in the Grand Final at the Big Ten Championships (5/3).
Personal: Born December 7, 1988 ... majoring in environmental science, policy and management ... daughter of Dan and Mary Merth ... a 2007 graduate of Mahtomedii High School ... standout athlete for MHS, earning nine letters in swimming (5), nordic skiing (3) and softball ... swimming all-state honorable mention in 2006 and 2007 ... all-conference honoree from 2004-2007 ... team's most valuable swimmer, team captain and most dedicated ... also an all-conference member in nordic skiing ... also earned letters in band, National Honor Society and academics.
Eight Gophers Earn Academic Honors from CRCA
6/5/2018 - W. Rowing
The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced its selections for CRCA National Scholar-Athlete honors with eight Gophers achieving recognition.
161 Gophers Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors
5/30/2018 - W. Rowing
A total of 161 Minnesota student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports.
Gophers Wrap Season Ranked No. 20
5/18/2018 - W. Rowing
Minnesota finished 2018 as one of the top teams in the nation, 20th in the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll.