UMass repeats as champions with wins in the Varsity 8+, Junior Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+
All UMass rowing entries advance to respective semifinal rounds on strong performances
Massachusetts enters as the two-time defending women's champion at the prestigious race
UMass, Rhode Island each pick up 51 team points, Rams' Varsity 8+ win nets Rhody team title
UMass looks to make it three consecutive titles with Sunday races
2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Fall 2015: Sat fourth seat in the UMass B boat at the Princeton Chase and finished the three-mile course with a time of 16:28.9, good for 46th place of 65 (11/1) ... Paired up with Pippa Edwards in the 2+ at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (10/31) ... Finished 24th in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 17:37.8 (10/18) ... Finished ninth in the 8+ Collegiate at Head of the Housatonic in a time of 15:40.8, 20 seconds ahead of Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island (10/10).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Fall 2014: Was a member of the Varsity 8+ boat and picked up a fifth place finish in the Women's 4+ in a time of 19:14 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) ... Raced the 1x and finished in 10th place in the 2x with a time of 21:07.2 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12) ... At the Head of the Fish (10/25), was a member of the JV 8+ boat that won gold in 12:55.66 and also picked up a sixth place finish in the Collegiate 4+.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Fall 2013: Was a member of the third UMass Novice 8+ boat at the Green Monster (11/2), which finished 13th with a time of 19:39.
BEFORE UMASS: Attended Lynnfield High School ... Played volleyball throughout high school where she was named an all-star in her junior and senior years ... Won state championships for volleyball in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Also ran track.
PERSONAL: Abigail Jane Norwood ... Born Aug. 8, 1995 to Jonathan and Jennifer Norwood ... Has one sister, Marie ... Studying history and public health sciences.
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