The Minnesota Daily

Second varsity eight stands out

University rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on April 14.

Jack Satzinger

April 20, 2015

Sophomore McKenzie Lukacs had to improvise during Minnesota’s second varsity eight on Sunday morning, as a heavy rain shower caught the rowers by surprise in the middle of the race.   The Gophers usually carry thick sponges to soak up water that gets in the boat, but the unexpected d...

Andersen quickly adapts to Minnesota’s top boat

Junior Kylie Anderson rows on the Mississippi River on Tuesday afternoon with her teammates in preparation for their trip to compete in the Clemson Invite in South Carolina.

Jack Satzinger

April 16, 2015

Growing up, Kylie Andersen ran cross country, track and was an avid skier. When she came to the University of Minnesota in 2012, the lifelong athlete rowed competitively for the first time.    Since then, Andersen has steadily risen through the Gophers’ ranks, and now she’s a top ...

Minnesota falls to Ohio State, then sweeps Rutgers

April 13, 2015

For the first 500 meters of the first varsity eight’s race at Ohio State on Saturday, the Gophers were right with the top-ranked Buckeyes.    But as time passed, Ohio State showed why it has won the past two NCAA championships,  powering past Minnesota for a 16-second victor...

Gophers to face No. 1 Ohio State

Senior Lynn Hodnett practices with the rowing team on March 23 in the Mississippi River.

Jack Satzinger

April 9, 2015

One theme has consistently stood out during MinnesotaâÄôs spring season: improvement. After a long winter stunted their development last year, the Gophers continue to best their marks from a 2014 season that ended with a second-to-last-place Big Ten finish. While MinnesotaâÄôs steady im...

Minnesota faces toughest test of the season so far

Jack Satzinger

April 6, 2015

After a Saturday morning session of races at the Oregon State Classic that included two last-place finishes, head coach Wendy Davis had a simple message for her team.    “This is a test of character. Do you say, ‘Shoot, we just came in last, and we suck?’ Or do ...

Hodnett has passion for rowing, nature

Senior Lynn Hodnett (second from right) practices with the rowing team on Monday in the Mississippi River.

Jack Satzinger

April 2, 2015

On their way back to Minnesota from a February race in San Diego, the Gophers had a layover in Colorado, where an underclassman looked out the airport windows, staring at the mountainous scenery.   Then, senior Lynn Hodnett sat down with her.    “They started this really intense discussion about hiking a...

Coxswain Gainey takes charge as junior

Junior coxswain Taylor Gainey coordinates and guides the boat at the rowing team's practice March 23 in the Mississippi River.

Jack Satzinger

April 1, 2015

Last Tuesday afternoon, Taylor Gainey hunched down in the back of a boat floating on the Mississippi River.  With 36-degree water splashing onto her face, the Gophers’ first varsity eight coxswain shouted orders to her fellow rowers who were situated in front of her. The exceptionally windy day...

Offseason work, weather helps Gophers

Jack Satzinger

March 26, 2015

Before heading to Tennessee to compete in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite earlier this month, the Gophers spent three days practicing on the Mississippi River. With the river frozen solid this time last year, that precious water time was nonexistent, and Minnesota’s performance in regattas suffered ...

Gophers jump out to strong start to season

Minnesota's rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for its regatta against Iowa on Sunday.

Jack Satzinger

March 23, 2015

Minnesota finished last year’s spring season sixth out of seven teams at the Big Ten championships. But this year, the Gophers started their spring slate quite a bit better, placing near the top at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite in Tennessee earlier this month. The team’s first varsity ei...

U athletes Larrick, Windsor selected to attend NCAA forum

Nate Gotlieb

May 7, 2014

A pair of University student-athletes will attend a highly selective NCAA forum next month in Indianapolis. Jennifer Larrick, who will be a redshirt junior on the soccer team, and Katherine Windsor, a senior on the rowing team, will represent the University at the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum. La...