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
World Rowing U-23 Championships begin Wednesday
Anna Cruse and Team USA will compete at next week's 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria as entries were finalized this week.
Cruse is first Gopher to join U-23 National Team
2017 Minnesota grand and former Gopher rower Anna Cruse qualified for the World Championships in Bulgaria on Thursday
Gophers Place Seventh at Big Tens
Anna Greene and Rylie Wargo earned All-Big Ten recognition while the Gophers earned a pair of top-five finishes.