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Tatham, Team Canada In Midst Of Successful European Tour

University of Massachusetts women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham helped Team Canada to two victories over three games during the first half of the Canadian National Program's current European tour.

Tatham averaged 5.3 points with 2.0 rebounds and as many steals per game during the victories over Poland and Great Britain as well as the loss to No. 3 internationally ranked Spain.

Women's National Team Wins First Game Of 2015 Season, 53-49 | Team Canada Website
Women's National Team Wins 73-45 Over Great Britain | Team Canada Website
Canada Falls To No. 3 Ranked Spain, 68-57 | Team Canada Website

Box Score: Canada 53, Poland 49
Box Score: Canada 73, Great Britain 45
Box Score: Spain 68, Canada 57

The Canadian side continues its internationally friendly series with contests against Poland (June 3), Italy (June 4) and France (June 5).

The University of Massachusetts rowing program concludes its NCAA Championships slate with three races on Sunday, May 31. The Minutewomen earned a spot in the Second Varsity 8+ "C" finals at 1:15 p.m., while the Varsity 4+ (12:45 p.m.) and Varsity 8+ (1:25 p.m.) will partake in their respective "D" finals. Ways to follow along as the Maroon and White conclude their season in Gold River, Calif., follow:

Live Results: Regatta Timing
Watch (Free): NCAA Live Video
Social Media: @UMassRowing | @UMassAthletics

More on the Minutewomen and the NCAA Championships is available at

UMass rowing completed three C/D semifinal races during the second day of competition at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Take a look at highlights of the events, including a second place by the Second Varsity 8+.

More on the NCAA Championships and UMass rowing can be found through

Rowing At Day Two Of The NCAA Championships (May 30, 2015)

UMass rowing begins its second day of competition at the NCAA Championships with an 11:40 a.m. ET Varsity 8+ C/D semifinal race Saturday. Below are links for various ways to follow with the squad throughout Saturday's races.

Live Results: Regatta Timing
Watch (Free): NCAA Live Video
Social Media: @UMassRowing | @UMassAthletics

More on the team and its NCAA Championships berth can be found through

UMass rowing participated in six races during day one of the NCAA Championships at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center in Gold River, Calif. The Minutewomen put their Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ through heats and the afternoon repechage races. Check out highlights of all six events.

UMass Rowing In The NCAA Championships Heats

UMass Rowing In The NCAA Championships Repechage Races

UMass begins day two of competition Saturday at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET. Follow along through and the @UMassAthletics Twitter handle.

UMass Sports Network: 2015 Rowing NCAA Championships Preview

The UMass Sports Network caught up with rowing head coach Jim Dietz, junior Nicole Destefano and senior Heather Pekarovich to preview the team's appearance in the 2015 NCAA Championships. The Minutewomen begin competition at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center in Gold River, Calif., on Friday afternoon.

More on the UMass rowing team at the 2015 NCAA Championships is available at

The University of Massachusetts rowing program earned one of the 22 available bids for the 2015 NCAA Championships and begins competition at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center in Gold River, Calif., Friday afternoon. Daily Hampshire Gazette sports reporter Matt Vautour spoke with head coach Jim Dietz about the spring season that led to UMass' Atlantic 10 Championship and Dad Vail Regatta women's title and how the winter forced adjustments to the team's practice schedule.

UMass crew takes on nation's best at NCAA Division I Championship regatta | Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette

More information on UMass at the 2015 NCAA Championships is available through

Former UMass basketball standout and recent graduate Maxie Esho was part of a 6-person pre-draft workout for the Boston Celtics at their practice facility in Waltham. Here is some reaction and an interview from

And here is the Adidas commercial that Maxie was a part of with Kevin Garnett back in 2008, along with the background of the event.

Earlier this week on, Michael Pityk had a piece on UMass hockey alum, former captain Conor Sheary and the possibility of NHL success in his future with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

Read: Penguins' Conor Sheary: The Next Tyler Johnson?

The United States Field Hockey National Program announced its 18-woman roster for the Hockey World League Semifinals Tuesday, with former UMass standout goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and current volunteer assistant coach Melissa Gonzalez among those chosen.

Hockey World League Semifinals run from June 10-21 in Valenvia, Spain. With two pools of five teams, Team USA will match up with Germany, Ireland, Uruguay and South Africa. The USWNT is set to play Uruguay in their first pool game on Thursday, June 11 at 7: 00 a.m. EST.

Parnham Solidifies U.S. Roster for Hockey World League Semifinals | Team USA Website