Women's Rowing


  Tara Guinan
Tara Guinan


Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

High School:



Spring 2007 (Senior): Named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete for maintaining a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Part of the varsity eight team this spring that took second place at the Yankee Cup in Kingston, R.I. (3/30); first against Iona and Colgate in Orchard Beach, N.Y. (4/1); an unfortunate last place finish due to a boat stopping crab in Boston (4/17); and finished with a silver medal at the A10 Championships in Camden, N.J.(4/21) helping her team to the 12th straight A10 Title a feat that no other school or team has been able to do. She also was a part of the UMass quad who took their event at the Yankee Cup (3/30); and propelled UMass to a 45-44 victory over URI at the A10 Championships winning the gold medal in the last race of the day (4/21). Her varsity eight finished second at the ECAC Championships.

Fall 2006 (Senior): Rowed in the quad boat that finished first at both the Textile Regatta and the Head of the Fish and also third at the Head of the Housatonic ... raced in the varsity eight boat which placed eighth at the Head of the Housatonic and defeated the rest of the field at the Head of the Fish ... in the championship race of the Head of the Charles, the varsity eight finished 36th.

2005 (Junior): Rowed in the seventh seat of the second varsity eight ... the boat finished second at the Atlantic 10 Championships, third at the Yankee Cup and fifth in the petite finals at the Knecht Cup ... she also finished third, teaming with Melissa Stewart in the varsity pairs at the Knecht Cup.

2004 (Sophomore): Sat in the bow seat of the first novice eight that took bronze at the A-10 Championships and gold at the ECAC's.

Before UMass: Rowed for four years at Arlington ... in 2002, placed first at US Rowing Nationals ... in 2001, placed first at New York State Rowing Championships.

Personal: Enrolled in the School of Mangement ... born on August 12, 1985 ... has a twin sister named Kate.

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