Women's Rowing


  Abigail Raichek
Abigail  Raichek


Radnor, Pa.

High School:
Radnor 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


UMass At The NCAA Championships (May 30)

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.

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).

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 ... Daughter of Evan and Judy Raichek ... Has a twin sister, Rebecca ... Majoring in hospitality and tourism management.

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