Minnesota will face the host Hawkeyes and Louisville during the event.
Five of the Gophers' six boats won by open water.
Minnesota's varsity eight A boat finished secondin the main event.
The varsity 8+ will open the competition at 10:00 a.m.
Seven boats will compete Sunday on Rock River.
2014-15 • Senior Season: Raced in the 3V8 at the Head of the Mississippi (10/5) ... raced in the 3V8 at the Head of the Rock (10/12)
2013-14 • Junior Season:
2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Raced at the Oklahoma Invite as 2v4 against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, and Tulsa (3/9-3/10) ... Defeated Tennessee in the 2v4 boat (3/24)... Raced at Wisconsin in the 2v4 boat (5/5)... Competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
2011-12 • Freshman Season: Competed with the First Novice Eight throughout the season ... Competed at the San Diego Crew Classic (3/31-4/1) ... Defeated Indiana at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7) ... Defeated San Diego, Clemson, Penn State and Michigan State at 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 (5/17) ... named Minnesota's Most Improved Novice Rower.
Previous Rowing Experience: Earned two letters in rowing at Amherst Regional High School...also earned four letters in ski racing...member of Northampton Youth and Community Rowing.
Personal: Born May 13, 1993...daughter of Joanne and John Swanson...majoring in business and marketing education, enjoys speaking Spanish, and loves mountain-biking with her dad.
Gophers Compete in Boston
Competing among 33 boats in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, the Minnesota rowing team finished 16th on Sunday afternoon.
Gophers Travel to Head of the Charles
Minnesota takes part in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend in Boston.
Q&A with the Novices
GopherSports.com talked with the newest Minnesota rowers after their first competition.