Minnesota Collects First Boat of the Week Honor

March 15, 2005

MINNESOTA FIRST VARSITY EIGHT

Defeated: Louisville at Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Notes: Minnesota opened up its 2005 spring season with a clean sweep over Louisville on Sunday at Oak Ridge, Tenn., as the Golden Gophers claimed all four events contested.  The First Varsity Eight boat defeated the Cardinals with a time of 6:40 to 6:42.  Members of Minnesota's winning crew were Megan Flannery as coxswain, Beth Ratterman at stroke, Cheryl Wick, Jillian Casey, Vilma Stragyte, Laura Jatautaite, Lida Storch and Berit Tomten at bow.