Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
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.
Five of the Gophers' six boats won by open water.
2012-13 Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... CRCA National Scholar-Athlete ... paced the First Varsity Eight to wins over Rutgers and Boston University at the Boston Challenge (4/5-6) ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State in the 1V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... placed second behind Wisconsin with the 1V8 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... finished sixth in the 1V8 at the 2014 Big Ten Championships (5/18)
2012-13 Junior Season: Raced at the Oklahoma Invite as 2v8 against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, and Tulsa (3/9-3/10) ... Defeated Tennessee in the 2v8 boat (3/24)... Raced at the Clemson Invite in the 2v8 boat (4/21)... Defeated No. 14 Wisconsin and Michigan State in the 1v8 boat at Wisconsin (5/5)...Received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (5/19)... Finished Fifth at Big Ten Championships in 1v8 boat (5/19).
2011-12 Sophomore Season: CRCA National Scholar Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Competed with the Second Varsity Eight throughout the season ... Defeated Kansas, Buffalo and Duke and competed against Virginia with the 2V8, while also defeating Notre Dame and Kansas as with the 1V4 at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/17-18) ... Defeated Indiana at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7) ... Raced at the Virginia Invitational (4/14-15) ... Rowed against Wisconsin in the Home Dual vs. the Badgers (4/29) ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (5/13).
2010-11 Freshman Season: Competed with the First Varsity Four throughout the season ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (5/15) ... rowed against the Badgers at the Wisconsin Dual (5/1) ... placed second on day two at the Charles River Challenge (4/18) ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State at the Big Ten Double Duals (4/9) ... defeated a pair of Tennessee boats at the Tennessee Dual (3/20).
Previous Rowing Experience: Rowed for the Mendota Rowing Club ... placed fourth in the first novice four at the 2009 Head of the Rock ... part of the 1N4 that finished ninth at the Head of the Hooch in 2009.
High School: Graduated with honors from Madison West High School in 2010 ... earned one athletic letter in volleyball ... member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society ... was a 4.0 Scholar ... earned Wisconsin Academic All-State accolades ... played club volleyball for Wisconsin Power Volleyball and Capital Volleyball Academy.
Personal: Born June 22, 1992 ... daughter of Carol and Steven Sobek ... has one brother, Christian ... majoring in mathematics ... likes to read and bake
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.
Summer Off Campus: Kortney Luedloff
Luedloff, a management information systems major in the Carlson School of Management from Waconia, Minn., worked as a technology consulting analyst for Accenture in Minneapolis.
Summer Off Campus: Lauren Miller
Miller, a neuroscience major from St. Cloud, gained valuable professional and athletic experience in Boston this summer.