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
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.