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.
The pair won their race in a time of 21:17.05.
2015-16 • Senior Season: Varsity team captain 2015-16... led Minnesota to a second place finish in the Women's Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Des Moines (9/26)... earned a top-20 finish at the Head of the Charles in Women's Collegiate 8+ (10/18).
2014-15 • Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten...led Minnesota to a third place finish in the Collegiate Women's 8+ at the Head of the Rock (10/12)...defeated Boston College, Georgetown, and Notre Dame at Head of the Charles (10/19)...competed in the First Varsity Eight at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/15)...coxswain for the Varsity 8 at the OSU Classic (4/4)...competed in the 1V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/11)...placed 5th in the First Varsity Eight at the Clemson Invitational (4/18-19)...placed second ahead of Michigan state in the 1V8 at the Devil's Lake Challenge (5/1)...coxswain for the 1V8's 4th place finish at the 2015 Big Ten Championships (5/16-17).
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten, 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)
2012-13 • Freshman Season: Coxswain for the Second Varsity Eight ... raced at the Oklahoma Invite against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State and Tulsa (3/9-10) ... Defeated Tennessee in the road dual (3/24)... finished first against Louisville, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan State and Rhode Island at the Clemson Invite (4/21)... defeated Michigan State in the double-dual at Wisconsin (5/5) ... competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
High School: 2012 graduate of Pickerington High School North ... Earned two varsity letters in rowing ... rowed under head coach Matt Chase ... placed third in the Men's Lighweight 4+ at the Youth National Championships in 2012 ... also placed second in the Men's Lightweight 4+ at the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships ... In 2011, notched a seventh-place finish in the Men's 1V4 at the Youth National Championships ... placed second with the Men's 1V4 at the Head of the Hooch in 2010 ... earned the Award of Merit as a senior ... three-time member of the high honor roll ... also participated in choir.
Personal: Born November 11, 1993 ... Daughter of Daniel and Karen Gainey ... has a younger sister, Sally ... her father played basketball at Findlay College ... enjoys singing ...majoring in kinesiology.
Gophers Finish Fall at Devil's Head
Minnesota rowers finish up their fall season this Saturday at the Devil’s Head Scrimmage in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Gophers Finish 20th at Head of the Charles
Competing in the world's largest two-day regatta, the Minnesota rowing team earned a top-20 finish at the 51st Head of the Charles.
Gophers to Compete at Head of the Charles
The University of Minnesota rowing team is heading to their biggest competition of the fall as they travel to Boston, Mass. to race in the Head of the Charles.