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Rowing Head Coach Jim Dietz Featured In Boston Herald

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Jim Dietz is featured in the Boston Herald to preview Head of the Charles Weekend.  Dietz will be rowing in the masters double sculls this weekend.  

The full article can be found here: Jim Dietz Celebrates Head's History

Boston Globe Features Rowing Head Coach Jim Dietz

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John Powers of the Boston Globe previews the Head of the Charles Regatta Weekend with a feature on decorated UMass rowing coach Jim Dietz.  The Minutewomen will row alongside their famed coach this weekend at the prestigious regatta. 

Daily Collegian Recaps Last Weekend's Knecht Cup

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Ben Lambert of the Daily Collegian has a wrap from the UMass rowing team's performance at last weekend's Knecht Cup. The Varsity 4+ took the gold medal in the Grand Final while the Second Varsity Eight finished third in its Grand Final.

"Some 30, 35 different colleges were entered [in the Varsity Four]," said Head Coach Jim Dietz. "The Second Varsity Eight rowed tremendously, I think that's pretty exciting racing."

The Minutewomen are off to the Atlantic 10 Championships tomorrow, which are scheduled to begin at 8 AM on the Cooper River.
Ben Lambert of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the UMass rowing team's win over Colgate last weekend on the Connecticut River. The Minutewomen swept all three races against the Raiders, and will head to Camden, N.J. for the Knecht Cup this weekend.

"Despite the rough conditions, I thought both boats raced pretty well," said UMass coach Jim Dietz. "Normally, the Connecticut River is flat and very conducive to rowing. On Saturday, the wind was blowing big time and there were white caps, so it was very rough water."

UMass Rowing Featured In Row2K Teams HQ

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The UMass Rowing team is featured as part of Row2K's Team HQ, which previews collegiate squads leading up to the beginning of the season. The Minutewomen will begin their quest for a 14th Atlantic 10 Championship on Saturday with a scrimmage against the Coast Guard Academy. To view Row2K's feature, click here.

Rowing Mentioned In Latest Atlantic 10 Feature

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The Atlantic 10 is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and will be highlighted the conference's memorable moments throughout 2011. In Feature #11, the UMass Rowing team is mentioned for it's dominance of the A-10 after capturing their 12th straight conference crown.

"The Massachusetts women's rowing program has also grabbed the attention of many in the A-10. The Minutewomen, under the tutelage of legendary coach Jim Dietz, won its 12th straight Atlantic 10 Championship in 2007 -- the most consecutive A-10 crowns won by any team, in any sport. Dietz, who is in his 17th season at the helm, has guided his teams to 54 Atlantic 10 gold medals in 14 league championship events. He has been honored as the A-10 Coach of the Year seven times."
Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the rowing team's performance at the Foot of the Charles Regatta in Boston last weekend. "The Lightweight 8+ boat was the strength of the Minutewomen on Saturday, finishing in seventh place with a time of 13 minutes, 47.10 seconds, and was seconds away from claiming a top five finish."

Head Coach Jim Dietz also discussed the team's upcoming winter training trip in Deland, Fla. which is scheduled for early January. "Our athletes have to have that same elitist nature that they got to be ready to go right from the very first day," Dietz said. "And if they are, then we're going to be in really great shape come spring time."
The Daily Collegian's Stephen Hewitt has a preview of the UMass rowing team's final race of the fall season, the Foot of the Charles, this weekend. This is be the last race for the Minutewomen before their annual training trip in Deland, Fla.

Collegian: Dartmouth Head Regatta Awaits Minutewomen

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The Daily Collegian's Stephen Hewitt has a nice preview in today's paper about UMass Rowing's upcoming race this weekend. The Minutewomen will travel to Hanover, N.H. for the Dartmouth Head Regatta. The varsity team will be taking a break from competition this weekend as the novice squad will look to end the fall season on a high note.

Minutewomen Row To Four First-Place Finishes

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Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian recapped UMass Rowing's successful weekend at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Minutewomen had four first-place finishes over the weekend in one of their final races of the fall season.

The UMass novice team will be in action this weekend when they will head to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth.
The UMass Rowing team was recently featured in the latest University of Massachusetts television commercial promoting the UMass system. The commercial, which displays the Minutewomen on the Connecticut River, focuses on how the University of Massachusetts is a "Truly World Class" institution.

"'Truly World Class' shows you a small slice of the University that was recently named one of the best in the world in the Times of London's 2010 World University Rankings," said UMass President Jack Wilson. For a link to the commercial, click here.

Collegian Looks Ahead To Rowing's Head Of The Fish

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The Daily Collegian's Stephen Hewitt has a preview of UMass Rowing's Head of the Fish Regatta this weekend in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Minutewomen will be competing in 11 races during the two-day regatta.

"This is a fun race," UMass coach Jim Dietz said. "It's one of the shorter head races, and most of the gals will race two or three times. It's to get out there as many times as we can and just enjoy it."
Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian has a recap of UMass Rowing's performance at last weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

The Minutewomen only have three races remaining on their 2010 Fall schedule, and will head to Saratoga, N.Y. for the Head of the Fish on Saturday

Daily Collegian Previews Head Of The Charles

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Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian of this weekend's prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The UMass Rowing team will be competing on Sunday in the Lightweight Single, Lightweight 8+ and Championship Four. Head Coach Jim Dietz will also be racing in a single on Sunday morning.

Collegian: Rowing Prepares For Pumpkin Head Regatta

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Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian has a preview of the Pumpkin Head Regatta, hosted by UMass Rowing on Saturday at 8 AM on the Connecticut River. "The event will serve as a practicing platform as UMass prepares for its biggest race of the fall season on Oct. 24 when it heads to Boston to compete in the Head of the Charles," Hewitt wrote.

Head Coach Jim Dietz and the Minutewomen will enter in two races on Saturday and will look to improve upon their performance from the Housatonic last week.

Collegian: Rowing Solid In Opener

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Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian covered UMass Rowing's season opener at the Head of the Housatonic last weekend in Shelton, Conn. "The 16th annual event, which covers a 2.7 mile strip as the course, attracted rowers of all ages, from novice high school students to veteran masters, in one of the biggest races in New England has to offer"

The Minutewomen will host the Pumpkin Head Regatta this Saturday at 8 AM on the Connecticut River.

Collegian Previews Saturday's Rowing Regatta

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Steve Hewitt of the Daily Collegian has a nice feature on the UMass Rowing team, which will host the UMass Invitational on the Connecticut River Saturday morning at 8 AM.

Also participating in this weekend's races will be Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College. The Minutewomen will also host the Pumpkin Head Regatta, which is scheduled for October 16 during Homecoming Weekend.

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