Sept. 18, 2012
University of Minnesota head rowing coach Wendy Davis announced Tuesday that Teresa Logemann and Tracy Merth have joined her coaching staff. Logemann was promoted to assistant coach, while Merth was named the Golden Gophers' graduate assistant.
"The coaching staff of Teresa Logemann, Tracy Merth and Peter Morgan, is really a "Dream Team" for me," Davis said of the her staff. "We are all on the same page, and the atmosphere in the boathouse is wonderfully collaborative. We look forward to a great 2012-13 season."
Logemann, who will be the varsity assistant, served as Minnesota's graduate assistant during the 2011-12 rowing season, just a year after concluding her senior season as the Gophers' team captain. Logemann competed for the Minnesota rowing team from 2008-11, earning the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2011 and Academic All-Big Ten honors three-straight years.
"Coming to the University of Minnesota five years ago, I could have never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be in this position," Logemann said. "I am grateful to the people who have given me the complete experience in Golden Gopher athletics. I am excited to grow, serve and share with the athletes as they have their own positive and meaningful student-athlete experience."
In the summer of 2011, Logemann was the head rowing club coach at the YMCA of the Rock River Valley in Rockford, Ill.
Logemann graduated from Minnesota in 2011 with a degree in architecture with a minor in French studies and she is currently pursuing her Master's of Education in applied kinesiology-sport management at Minnesota. Logemann is a USRowing Level III Certified Rowing Coach.
Merth, who replaces Logemann as the Gophers' graduate assistant, returns to Minnesota after serving as the women's novice coach at the University of St. Thomas during the spring of 2012.
Prior to her stint with the Tommies, Merth was a volunteer coach for the Gophers during the 2011-12 season. She was a member of the Minnesota rowing team from 2008-11 and earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors in her senior campaign.
Merth graduated from Minnesota in 2011 with a degree in environmental science, policy and management and she is currently pursuing her Master's of Education in applied kinesiology-sport management.
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