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
UMass looks to make it three consecutive titles with Sunday races
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 Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:43.57 in a dual regatta at Connecticut (4/2) … Sat five seat in the Varsity 8+ at the inaugural Doc Hosea Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (4/3) … Tallied a first place finish in the Varsity 8+ in a home dual-regatta against Connecticut with a time of 6:54.05 (4/2) … Took home fifth in the Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup after a 6:55.21 finish in the Grand Final. The crew opened the weekend with a win in Heat 4 at 7:18.91, followed by a second-place finish in Semifinal 3 at 6:54.83, good to advance to the Grand Final (4/10) … Irvin also teamed up with Nicole Destefano in the Varsity Pair event and captured a silver medal in the B Final (4/10) … Finished fourth in Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:40.3 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River against Boston University, Dartmouth and Northeastern (4/17).
Fall 2015: Sat fifth seat in the UMass B boat at the Princeton Chase and finished the three-mile course with a time of 16:28.9, good for 46th place of 65 (11/1) ... Paired up with Emma Hibbard in the 2+ at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (10/31) ... Took ninth of 38 competitors at the Head of the Charles in the Club 8+ with a time of 176:44.6, good for an automatic reentry into the Club 8+ in 2016 Head of the Charles (10/17).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Fall 2014: Placed fifth in the 4+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) with a time of 19:14 and raced in the Women's 8+ ... At the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12), won a bronze medal in the 4x in 19:53.7 ... Picked up a silver medal as part of the Club 8+ boat at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/18), finishing with a time of 16:47.50 ... Picked up a gold and silver medal in the JV 8+ and the 4+ at the Head of the Fish (10/25).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Fall 2013: At the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), took second in the Open 4+ with a time of 18:23 and earned bronze in the Novice 8+ in 17:30.8 ... Part of the Novice 4+ boat that secured silver at the Head of the Fish (10/26) in 17:06.1 ... Captured fourth at the Green Monster (11/2) in the Novice 8+ with a time of 16:42.
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