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
11 Minutewomen helped program win two A-10 titles with 2016 championship approaching
UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
Spring 2016: Competed in the 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 five 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 second in the Second Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:43.8 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River over Dartmouth and Boston University. Northeastern picked up the victory in a time of 6:39.6 (4/17).
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
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.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
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+.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Fall 2012: Did not compete.
BEFORE UMASS: A 2011 graduate of Reading Memorial High School.
PERSONAL: Courtney Erin Edson.
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