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.
2011-12 Junior Season: Defeated Buffalo and Kansas and competed against Virginia and Duke with the First Varsity Eight at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/17-18) ... Defeated Indiana with the 1V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7) ... Raced in the Virginia Invitational with the 1V8 (4/14-15) ... Rowed against Wisconsin in the 2V8 in the Home Dual vs. the Badgers (4/29) ... placed fifth in the Big Ten Championships with the 2V8 (5/13).
2010-11 Sophomore Season: Letterwinner finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships with the Gophers' Second Varsity Eight (5/15) competed with the 2V8 against Wisconsin (5/1) raced with the 1V8 at the Charles River Challenge (4/17), the Double Duals against Michigan and Michigan State (4/9), and against Tennessee (3/20) part of Minnesota's A boat in the Varsity 8+ competition, and also competed in the Varsity 4+, at the Head of the Iowa (10/31) competed in the Collegiate 4+ and 8+ at the Head of the Rock (10/10) and the Head of the Mississippi (10/3).
2009-10 Freshman Season: Competed in her first Big Ten Championships as a member of the First Novice Eight boat (5/1) ... member of the 1N8 that raced against Kansas (4/24) ... raced with the 1N8 that split action at the Double Duals (4/10) ... with the Minnesota A boat, advanced to the Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic (3/28) ... competed at the Head of the Iowa (10/25) ... placed third with the Novice A boat at the Head of the Mississippi (10/4).
Personal: A 2009 graduate of Mayer Lutheran High School ... born January 29, 1991 ... daughter of Jeff Thom and Nancy and Mine Wilson ... has a sister, Chelsie and a brother, Matthew ... undecided on a major ... played both volleyball, basketball and track & field ... eight-time letterwinner ... two-time all-conference in the discus ... co-captain of the volleyball, basketball and track teams.