Women's Rowing


  Heather Pekarovich
Heather Pekarovich


Andover, Mass.

High School:




Rowing Sweeps UConn in Five Races

The Minutewomen entered six boats into competition.


Varsity 8+ Boat Voted Row2k.com Crew Of The Week

The V8+ won gold at the Knecht Cup to stay undefeated during Spring 2014 competition


Pair Of Events Ahead For Rowing This Weekend

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


Rowing Earns Three First Place Finishes At Knecht Cup

The Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and Varsity Pair boats win gold.


Rowing Dominates Day One At Knecht Cup

Massachusetts advances all 11 boats to competition on Sunday.

2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

2013-14 - Junior:
Fall 2013: At the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), finished sixth in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 17:54.5 and helped the Collegiate 8+ boat to a ninth place finish in 16:18.6 ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), competed in the Championship 4+ ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), finished first in the Collegiate 8+ in a time of 13:08.37 and placed 11th in the Collegiate 4+ in 15:32.28.

2012-13 - Sophomore:
Spring 2013: Helped the Varsity 8+ to a second-place finish in a time of 7:23.85 at the Yankee Cup (3/30) ... Was the coxswain for the Varsity 8+ when UMass defeated Holy Cross (4/6) in a head-to-head meet as the boat finished first in 6:49.

Fall 2012: As a coxswain, finished in 11th in the collegiate 4+ and in 13th in the collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/6) ... Raced in the championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/21) ... Finished in third in the collegiate 4+ with a time of 14:05.39 and in eighth in the collegiate 8+ with a time of 12:21.02 at the Head of the Fish (10/27).

2011-12 - Freshman:
Spring 2012: Began the season as the coxswain for the Varsity Eight ... Took fifth place at the Murphy Cup (March 24) with a time of 7:59.15...Finished in third place at the Yankee Cup (3/31) with a time of 7:21.22 ... Defeated UConn (4/6) with a time of 6:47.5 ... Finished in fifth place in the Third Final of the Knecht Cup (4/15) with a time of 6:50.03 ... Switched to the Varsity Four where she coxed the boat to two wins...Took first against MIT and Buffalo (4/21) with a time of 8:21.9...Took first place at the Atlantic 10 Championship Regatta (5/5) with a time of 8:10.89...Finished in second place in the grand final at Eastern Sprints (5/13) with a time of 7:32.547.

Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Andover High School ... Rowed for the Greater Lawrence Rowing Club under Coaches Ellen Minzner and Tim Desrosiers ... Was the Novice Captain her sophomore year and was the varsity captain in her senior season ... Played softball and participated in track and field for her high school teams ... Received the excellence in marketing award, the DECA Achievement Award and the second place award for Place Principles of Marketing at State Career Development Conference during her time at Andover High School.

Personal: Heather Nicole Pekarovich ... Born June 22 to David Pekarovich and Cornelia Murphy ... Has five siblings: Joslyn, William, Lauren, Marissa and David ... Plans to major in Resource Economics.


    Event Calendar

    Friday, Apr 18
    vs Connecticut 1st: V8, 2V8, V4, 2V4 & N8
    Saturday, Apr 19
    at MIT/Bates All Day
    Sunday, May 4
    vs Atlantic 10 Championship Regatta All Day
    Friday, May 9
    vs Heats All Day
    Saturday, May 10
    vs Finals All Day
    Friday, May 30
    vs Heats All Day
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