April 25, 2006
FINAL 2006 BOAT OF THE WEEK
MINNESOTA FIRST VARSITY EIGHT
Defeated: Boston University and Kansas on Lake Phalen in St. Paul, Minn.
Notes: Minnesota's No. 17 First Varsity Eight earns Boat of the Week honors after defeating Boston University and Kansas last weekend. The squad of Megan Flannery, Cheryl Wick, Berit Tomten, Laura Jatautaite, Vilma Stragyte, Jillian Casey, Jennifer Barnes, Erika Bartkute and Katie Biese defeated both BU and KU by more than a boat's length as the Gophers finished the 1940-meter course in 6:11.77. This is the second weekly honor for a Minnesota boat this season. The last Gopher squad to claim Boat of the Week accolades was the First Varsity Eight, which earned the honor a year ago to date (April 25, 2005).