Minnesota Finishes Fifth at Big Ten Rowing Championships
May 19, 2013
With 72 total team points, the University of Minnesota women's rowing team placed fifth at the 2013 Big Ten Rowing Championships Sunday at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. It marks the fourth-straight year the Golden Gophers have placed fifth at the league championships.
"I am really proud of our student-athletes and I am proud of the year that they gave to this program," head coach Wendy Davis said. "I just wish that our results today reflected the effort they have given all season."
Following competition, the conference announced its All-Big Ten selections, with redshirt senior Cassie Drozynski being named to the All-Big Ten First Team and senior Christine Beauparlant earning a spot on the All-Big Ten Second Team. Junior Sarah Sobek was Minnesota's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
The Second Novice Eight opened the championships with a fourth-place finish, crossing the finish line in a time of 7:24.12 to score four points for the Gophers. The First Novice Eight followed in sixth place, scoring four points with their time of 7:20.332.
The Gophers' varsity four boats followed, with the Third Varsity Four placing fifth with a time of 8:15.977 to notch three points. The Second Varsity Four earned four more points for Minnesota with its sixth-place finish (8:04.991), while the First Varsity Four added six points after placing sixth with a time of 7:49.893.
The Second Varsity Eight was the top finisher on the day for Minnesota, notching 24 points with a fourth-place finish in 6:49.084. The First Varsity Eight closed out the morning and the championships with 27 points and a fifth-place finish in 6:46.549.
ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES