Women's Rowing


  Courtney Edson
Courtney  Edson


Reading, Mass.

High School:
Reading Memorial HS




UMass Set For Henley Women's Regatta

Massachusetts has entered Elite 8+, Elite 4-, Elite 4x, Elite 2x and Elite 1x boats for the competition.


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


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
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
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.

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