March 26, 2013
The University of Minnesota rowing team's First Varsity Eight was named the Big Ten Boat of the Week for the second time this season following its outing at Tennessee last weekend, the league office announced Tuesday morning.
The 1V8 of coxswain Emilie Sabourin, Christine Beauparlant, Cassie Drozynski, Ali Haws, Rebecca Braak, Lynn Hodnett, Katherine Windsor, Becky Kinchen and Rachel Sartor won its fourth-straight race of the season against the Lady Vols, posting a time of 6:23.0 to defeat the hosts by 13.5 seconds.
The Gophers have yet to lose a race in 2013, as they have defeated First Varsity Eight squads from Kansas State, Oklahoma, Tulsa and Tennessee.
Minnesota's varsity squad will be back in action April 13 when it opens the Big Ten season at Iowa.
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.