The Gophers will travel to Norman, Oklahoma to face the University of Georgia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as announced on the NCAA selection show Tuesday.
Minnesota finished 14th at the Big Ten championships this weekend. The Gophers shot a combined 56-over par. The two seniors, Rúnar Arnórsson and Riley Johnson, had the two best finishes for Minnesota.
The No. 3 team in the country proved to be too tough for the No. 37 Gophers.
The Gophers came into the Big Ten championships with the best home record, 12-2, in the team's history.
Heading into the Big Ten championships, the Gophers feel they are peaking at the right time. Minnesota is coming off their tie for sixth out of 13 teams at the Hawkeye Invitational in tough weather on April 14. Senior Riley Johnson finished in the top ten for the first time in his career.
Throughout college, senior Matic Spec has had trouble finding the form he once had in his freshman season — until now.
Senior Sabrine Garrison said she was emotional after finishing her final collegiate round. In her last tournament, Minnesota's only senior finished in seventh at the Big Ten championships.
No. 35 Minnesota (14-7, 7-3) lost to No. 8 Illinois (19-6, 10-1) 6-1 outdoors in Champaign, Illinois.
Minnesota (14-11, 6-5) lost to No. 46 Nebraska (18-6, 7-4) 4-3 on the outdoor courts in Lincoln, Nebraska. The doubles point proved to be the deciding factor in another close Big Ten battle for the Gophers. Nebraska clinched the doubles point from the No. 1 spot and took the first three of four singles matches.
Senior Mehvish Safdar does not normally play in the singles portion of the dual, but she is considered one of the top doubles players on the team and has played in the No. 1 position for the Gophers all year long.