Minnesota's First Varsity Eight Named Big Ten Boat of the Week
The First Varsity Eight defeated its opponents by an average of nine seconds.

March 12, 2013

The University of Minnesota rowing team's First Varsity Eight was named the Big Ten Boat of the Week Tuesday morning for its performance at the season-opening Oklahoma Invite last weekend.

The 1V8 of coxswain Emilie Sabourin, Christine Beauparlant, Cassie Drozynski, Lynn Hodnett, Rebecca Braak, Ali Haws, Katherine Windsor, Becky Kinchen and Rachel Sartor posted three victories against Kansas State, Oklahoma and Tulsa to earn the first league honor of the season.

On the opening day of competition, the Gophers posted a nearly 15-second victory over Kansas State, finishing in 7:41.88 to the Wildcats' 7:41.88, despite battling a very strong crosswind going right to left across the course.

After an hour delay due to inclement weather, Minnesota was back on the water to face host Oklahoma in the afternoon session. The Gophers defeated the hosts with a time of 6:49.44, which was nearly three seconds ahead of the Sooners' time of 6:52.26.

Minnesota concluded the event with an 11-second victory against Tulsa on Sunday morning, coming in at 6:39.45, ahead of the Golden Hurricane's time of 6:50.50.

It is the first Big Ten Boat of the Week honor for Minnesota this season and the first for the Gophers since March 20, 2012, when the First Varsity Four earned the distinction.

The Maroon and Gold returns to action on March 24, when the varsity squad travels to Tennessee for a dual regatta.

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