April 1, 2012
The University of Minnesota First Novice Eight finished fourth in the Grand Final of the Women's Collegiate Novice event Sunday afternoon with a time of 7:38.76 at the 39th renewal of the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay in San Diego, Calif.
The crew of coxswain Danica Rog, Haylee Davis, Samantha Otterson, Anna Swanson, Kathleen Charley, Mary Prior, Kalee Kemmesat, Silvia Coleman and Shannon Boardway defeated Washington State and Oklahoma, and finished behind first-place California (7:24.33), UCLA (7:32.39) and Washington (7:37.28).
The Gophers are back in action April 7 as they take part in the Big Ten Double Dual vs. Indiana and Ohio State in Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Collegiate Novice 8
1. California - 7:24.33
2. UCLA - 7:32.39
3. Washington - 7:37.28
4. Minnesota A - 7:38.76
5. Washington State - 7:41.99
6. Oklahoma - 7:56.45
Catching Up with Coach Davis
GopherSports.com had the chance to catch up with head rowing coach Wendy Davis to recap the weekend and preview the upcoming season.
Gophers Featured in Star Tribune Column
Patrick Reusse spent time with the Gopher rowing team last week during a morning practice.
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.