Women's Rowing

 

  Melissa Donahue
Melissa Donahue

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hingham, Mass.

High School:
Hingham

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
03/03/1992

Team:
Varsity


07/09/2014

Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees

07/09/2014

Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees

05/05/2014

Donahue To Receive Commencement Recognition As Jack Welch Scholar

Senior rower one of only two given yearly honor

04/17/2014

Pair Of Events Ahead For Rowing This Weekend

Minutewomen will travel to Connecticut and Boston on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

04/11/2014

Rowing To Compete In The Annual Knecht Cup This Weekend

The Minutewomen will travel to New Jersey to race in the two-day regatta.

CAREER HONORS:
2010 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
Jack Welch Scholar

2013-14 - Senior:
Spring 2014: Took third place in the third Varsity 8+ event at the Yankee Cup (3/29), finishing only four seconds behind first place Rhode Island ... Rowed in the 4V8 boat and finished first in the second Varsity 8+ race in 8:23 against Colgate (4/6) ... Competed in the 3V8 event in a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6) ... Rowed as part of the third Varsity 8+ boat at the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13) and advanced to the Finals ... Against UConn (4/18) and MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19), raced in the 3V8 boat.

Fall 2013: Rowed in the Collegiate 1x at the Head of the Fish (10/26) and tallied an 11th place finish in 18:52.07.

2012-13 - Junior:
Spring 2013: Tallied a sixth place finish with a time of 9:40.27 in the Single at the Knecht Cup (4/13-4/14).

Fall 2012: Raced in the collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/6) and finished in 12th with a time of 19:09.04 ... Finished in 11th in the open 2X and in 9th in the open 1X at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/13) ... Took first place in the lightweight 4+ with a time of 14:40.90 and first in the lightweight 8+ with a time of 13:36.92 at the Head of the Fish (10/27).

2011-12 - Sophomore:
Spring 2012: Raced in the Lightweight Eight at the Murphy Cup (3/21) which finished in third with a time of 8:53.05 ... Competed with the Second Varsity Four at the Yankee Cup which finished in second with a time of 8:38.18 ... Competed in the Lightweight Eight against UConn and Holy Cross (4/6-4/7), finishing in first with a time of 7:25.5 and second with a time of 7:37.31, respectively ... Raced in both the Lightweight Four and the Lightweight Eight at the Knecht Cup (4/15), finishing in sixth (8:26.39) in the four but did not advance to the finals in the eight ... Competed in the Lightweight Eight at MIT (4/21) which finished in second with a time of 7:53.3 ... Competed in the Lightweight Eight at Eastern Sprints (5/13) and finished in seventh with a time of 7:47.150.

Fall 2011: Did not compete.

2010-11 - Freshman:
Spring 2011: Raced in the Novice 8+ at the Yankee Cup (3/26) and finished second with a time of 9:17.78.

Before UMass: Played golf and volleyball for coaches Sarah Dewey and Doug Cotter at Hingham High School ... Was named a golf all-star following her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Was the Valedictorian of Hingham High School in 2010.

Personal: Melissa Mary Donahue ... Born March 3, 1992 to Thomas and Ann Donahue ... Has two siblings, Courtney and Bridget.

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