Women's Rowing


  Courtney Edson
Courtney  Edson


Reading, Mass.

High School:
Reading Memorial





Two Boats Represent the Maroon and White at Princeton Chase

The UMass V8 and 2V8 raced against a field of 34 entrants at the Princeton Chase in Mercer, New Jersey.


Rowing Returns to Action for Three Consecutive Race Days

The Minutewomen will travel to Mercer, New Jersey to compete in back-to-back regattas.


Rowing Clinches Pair of Silver Medals at Head of the Charles

UMass took home silver medals in the Club Singles and the Lightweight 4+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta.


Three Boats Represent UMass in Day 1 of Head of the Charles

Head coach Jim Dietz alongside the Club 8+ and Champ 2x raced in Day 1 competition at the Head of the Charles.


Rowing Gears Up for Head of the Charles

UMass will send five boats to the 2015 Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass.


UMass At The NCAA Championships (May 30)

UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.

AS A SENIOR IN 2015-16
Fall 2015: Sat fifth seat in the UMass A boat at the Princeton Chase and finished the three-mile course with a time of 15:47.7, good for 25th place of 65 (11/1) … Finished sixth in the 2x A Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge alongside Nicole Destefano with a time of 8:01.9 (10/31) … The pair qualified for the 2x A Final after taking first place in the preliminary round the afternoon prior (10/30) … Finished 24th in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 17:37.8 (10/18) … Competed at the Seven Sisters Sculling regatta and finished third in the 4x with a time of 19:14.1 (10/11) … 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 JUNIOR IN 2014-15
Spring 2015: Helped guide the Second Varsity 8 boat to a second place finish in a quad-meet with Boston College, MIT and Dartmouth (4/4) ... In the Grand Finale of the Knecht Cup (4/12), was a member of the Varsity 4+ boat that took fourth in a time of 7:45.62 ... In head-to-head matchup with Connecticut (4/16), placed first in the Varsity 4+ ... Won a silver medal in the Atlantic 10 Championship's Varsity 4+ race to pick up eight points towards the UMass total en route to winning the conference championship ... 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: Earned a fifth place finish in the 4+ with a time of 19:14 while placing 24th as a member of the Women's 8+ (16:20) at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) ... Raced in the 1x at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12), placing third in 22:34.4 ... Won a silver medal as part of the Club 8+ boat at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/18) in a time of 16:09.90 ... Placed first in the JV 8+ with a time of 12:55.66 at the Head of the Fish (10/25) while picking up a sixth place finish in the Collegiate 4+ in 14:16.48.

Spring 2014: Rowed in the Second Varsity 4+ boat at the Yankee Cup (3/29) and finished first in 8:41.41 ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), competed in the 2V4 and 3V8 boats and advanced to the Finals in both events ... Was a member of the Second Varsity 4+ boat and finished first in 8:31.74 against UConn (4/18) ... Raced in the Second Varsity 4+ boat against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19) ... Part of the Second Varsity 8+ boat that competed at the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted in Indianapolis, Ind.

Fall 2013: As part of the second UMass entry in the Open 4+, finished third at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12) in a time of 18:43.3 ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), placed second in the JV 8+ with a time of 14:12.6 and also raced in the Collegiate 2x and Collegiate 4+.

Spring 2013: Participated in the Yankee Cup with the Third Varsity 8+, which finished third in 8:37.48 ... Novice 8+ boat she was a part of placed first against Holy Cross (4/6) with a 7:31 finish.

Fall 2012: Did not compete.

BEFORE UMASS: A 2011 graduate of Reading Memorial High School.

PERSONAL: Courtney Erin Edson ... Born Aug. 5, 1993 ... Plans to major in accounting


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