UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16 Spring 2016: Competed in the Third Varsity 8+ in the season home opener against Atlantic 10 conference rival Rhode Island (3/26) ... Coxed the Varsity 4+ at the inaugural Doc Hosea Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (4/3) ...Took home first place in the Third Final of the Varsity 4+ at the Knecht Cup with a time of 7:43.88 (4/10) ... Coxed the Varsity 4+ to a second place finish with a time of 7:40.0 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River over Northeastern and Boston University. Dartmouth picked up the victory in a time of 7:37.4 (4/17).
Fall 2015: Did not compete.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15 Spring 2015: Placed first in the Varsity 4+ event at UMass' season opener vs. Rhode Island (3/28) ... Finished fourth at the Knecht Cup Finals (4/12) in the Varsity 4+ race ... Was the coxswain of the gold medalist Varsity 4+ boat in the head-to-head matchup with Connecticut (4/16) ... Took home a silver medal in the same event vs. BU, Northeastern and Brown (4/18) ... Helped lead the UMass Varsity 4+ boat to a silver medal at the Atlantic 10 Championship to earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Took the top spot in the Dad Vail Regatta Varsity 4+ heat (7:33.029) on May 8 ... Added a first place during the Varsity 4+ Semifinal at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/9) as the boat reached the line in 7:27.395 to advance to the Grand Final ... Won the Maragaret McNiff Trophy with first place in the Dad Vail Regatta Varsity 4+ Grand Finale as UMass reached the finish in 7:28.673 ... At the NCAA Championship in Gold River, Calif., was a member of the Varsity 4+ boat that placed 21st overall as it ended its final competitive run in a time of 8:33.756 in the "D" final on Championship Sunday.
Fall 2014: Raced in the Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) ... Earned a fourth place finish as a member of the JV 8+ in 13:04.24 and sixth in the Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Fish (10/25).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14 Spring 2014: Rowed in the Second Varsity 4+ event at the Yankee Cup (3/29) and finished first in 8:41.41 ... Raced in the V4+ boat in a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6) and notched a first place finish in 6:52.00 ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), won gold in the Varsity 4+ Grand Final with a time of 7:44.09 ... Against UConn (4/18), part of the 2V4 and finished first in 8:31.74 ... Raced in the Second Varsity 4+ against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19).
Fall 2013: As part of the first UMass entry in the Open 4+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), finished second in a time of 18:23 ... Rowed in the Lightweight 4+ at the Head of the Fish (10/26) and took home first with a time of 16:14.69 ... Earned fourth at the Green Monster (11/2) in the Novice 8+ in 16:42.
BEFORE UMASS: Coxed for Randor High School for four years ... Competed at the Head of the Charles in the 8+ as a senior ... Placed third in the Philadelphia City Championships in the 4+ ... Named team captain for her senior season ... Also swam all four years in high school.
PERSONAL: Abigail Beth Raichek ... Born Feb. 27, 1995 to Evan and Judy Raichek ... Has a twin sister, Rebecca ... Majoring in hospitality and tourism management.