Men’s crew wins 3rd straight championship

The University men’s crew team won its third consecutive national title last weekend in the four with coxswain boat at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta in Camden, N.J.
Crew is a club sport at Minnesota, but the men’s team competed against several varsity schools, including those from the Ivy League.
Minnesota finished the five-person, 2,000-meter race in about six and a half minutes, defeating Ohio State by less than a second.
The men’s varsity team did not compete in the eight-person heavyweight boat because it only has 11 members. Instead, Minnesota focused on the race it won.
“For a small team to do this, it takes a little attitude,” captain Todd Beyreuther said. “It’s just a matter of commitment.”
Men’s athletics wins award
The Gophers men’s athletics department, in conjunction with Fallon McElligott, was honored Wednesday by the American Marketing Association for last year’s “Marge and Barb” football campaign.
Men’s athletics assistant Pat Forciea and marketing coordinator Greg Gerlach accepted the award in New York on behalf of the department.
Hegland honored
The Gophers’ Amber Hegland was named to the GTE Academic All-America Softball Third Team on Thursday. She has a 3.20 grade point average in kinesiology.

— Michael Rand