Gophers bet on dual against SMU in Dallas

Rowing for women | 03/24/2022 18:56:00

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota rowing program returns to the water this weekend with a duel in Dallas against No. 14 South Methodist at White Rock Lake. The promotion begins Friday, March 25 at 6pm CT before continuing on Saturday, March 26 at 9am CT.

This weekend’s competition will be the first meeting between the two programs.

Fan Information (Courtesy of SMU)
White Rock Lake Racecourse runs south-southwest from Jackson Point (4311 W Lawther Drive) to the Filter Building next to the boathouse. Recommended lookouts that offer the closest view of the last 500 meters include the White Rock Boathouse, the back of the Filter Building, and the White Rock Lake Trail on the concrete dam south of the Filter Building. Limited free spectator parking is available at White Rock Boathouse (2920 White Rock Road, Dallas, TX 75214).

Projected gopher lineups
to be determined

Last time: Gonzaga
Minnesota opened the spring season earlier this month against Gonzaga in a doubles match at Otay Lake in Chula Vista, California. Originally planned as a scrimmage, the two programs agree to face Minnesota and win three races out of four competition (Second Varsity Eight, First Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four).

Academic excellence
The Gophers set academic records for Academic All-Big Ten Honorees (42), Big Ten Distinguished Scholars (23), CRCA Scholar Athletes (14), and team cumulative GPA (3.50) last season during the 2020-21 campaign , and things have only gotten better so far in 2021-22 as Minnesota improved their cumulative team GPA record to 3.54 in fall 2021.

Gophers name trio of captains
The University of Minnesota Rowing Program and Head Coach Alice Strodel announced the team captains for the 2021/22 season Lindsay Eliasen, Gabby Mullally and Casey Wempner introduces the Maroon & Gold. Eliasen and Mullally return as captains for the second year in a row, while Wempner joins the lead group this year.

looking ahead
Minnesota will return to the water with the B1G Invitational on Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16 in Sarasota, Fla. The Maroon & Gold then take on Iowa, Oregon State, USC and Wisconsin on Saturday, April 30 in Iowa City, with the Big Ten Championships on Sunday, May 15 in Indianapolis. The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 27-29 in Sarasota, Florida.


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