A class at the University of Minnesota brought together two student-athletes, sparking an unlikely passion and leading to the creation of a new student-led organization.
After the Gophers' last event, the Wisconsin Double Dual, was cancelled due to weather, the team went south for warmer weather this week where they finished in the middle of the pack.
During her sophomore year, Kortney Luedloff had no intention or commitment to become a prominent women’s rower for the University.
Caleb Truax went to Virginia State to play football until a lingering injury he first suffered at Osseo High School led him to give up the sport.
The Gophers had two boats in the grand finals races at Doc Hosea Invitational on Saturday, but the results in those races were mixed.
Assistant coach Cassie Drozynski said the team looks for the usual in its recruits. The Gophers look for height, competitiveness and athletes that love to workout. One thing is unusual, though — the team relies on welcome week for filling out the roster.
As the game between Oregon and Minnesota progressed, the Gophers saw their hopes of an upset and deep tournament run disappear.
The Gophers leave victorious after opening their spring campaign at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, hosted by Louisville this past weekend. The two-day season opener was a starting point for the rowing team, where they found they could compete with top teams in the nation as they left with two first-place finishes Sunday morning.
Down 64-59 at the end of the third quarter, Minnesota needed a comeback against its opponent Green Bay on Friday.
Minnesota wrapped up its Big Ten tournament run Saturday night in Indianapolis with a loss in the semifinals against the Buckeyes.