Women's Rowing


  Abby Norwood
Abby  Norwood


Lynnfield, Mass.

High School:
Lynnfield HS





Minutewomen Win 2016 Dad Vail Regatta Women’s Team Title

UMass repeats as champions with wins in the Varsity 8+, Junior Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+


Minutewomen Race Six Boats on Dad Vail's First Day

All UMass rowing entries advance to respective semifinal rounds on strong performances


Rowing Heads to Dad Vail Regatta for Two-Day Event

Massachusetts enters as the two-time defending women's champion at the prestigious race


UMass Finishes Second at A-10 Championship on Tie-Breaker

UMass, Rhode Island each pick up 51 team points, Rams' Varsity 8+ win nets Rhody team title


Rowing Season Continues at Atlantic 10 Championship

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
Spring 2016: Sat six seat in the Second Varsity 8+ in the season home opener against Atlantic 10 conference rival Rhode Island (3/26) … Tallied a first place victory in the Second Varsity 8+ in a dual regatta at Connecticut (4/2) … Sat six seat in the Second Varsity 8+ at the inaugural Doc Hosea Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (4/3) … Took home a gold medal in the Second Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup after a 6:47.17 finish. The crew opened up the weekend with a first-place win in Heat 3 at 7:24.91, followed by a second-place finish at 6:54.83 in Semifinal 3, good to advance to the Grand Final round (4/10) … Finished fourth in Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:40.3 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River against Boston University, Dartmouth and Northeastern (4/17).

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).

Spring 2015: Picked up a silver medal in the Second Varsity 8+ event in the quad-meet with BC, MIT and Dartmouth (4/4) ... Earned a second place finish in the Second Varsity 4+ race vs. Connecticut (4/16) ... Took fourth place in the Second Varsity 4+ boat in UMass' quad-meet with Boston University, Northeastern and Brown (4/18).

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+.

Spring 2014: Raced in the Fourth Varsity 8+ boat at the Yankee Cup (3/29) ... In a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6), rowed in the Novice 8+ event ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), raced in the Novice 4+ and Novice 8+ races and finished third and sixth in the Petite Finals, respectively ... Notched a first place finish in the N8 event with a time of 8:13.36 against UConn (4/18) ... Rowed in the Novice 8+ boat and secured a second place finish in 7:55.00 against Radcliffe (4/19).

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.


    Event Calendar

    June 3
    vs Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta All Day
    June 4
    vs Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta All Day
    June 5
    vs Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta All Day
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