Minnesota Claims Final Boat of the Week Honors

April 25, 2005

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MINNESOTA FIRST VARSITY EIGHT

Defeated: No. 14 UCLA and SMU
Notes:  The No. 19-ranked Golden Gophers defeated No. 14 UCLA and SMU in a race that was moved up from a 10 a.m. to 7 a.m. start due to wind conditions.  Minnesota's top boat won the race in a time of 6:10.0, followed by UCLA (6:13.96) and SMU (6:48.5).  Members of the Gophers winning crew were coxswain Megan Flannery, Beth Ratterman at stroke, Cheryl Wick, Jillian Casey, Vilma Stragyte at the No. 5 seat, Erika Bartkute, Laura Jatautaite, Lida Storch and Berit Tomten at bow.