Women's Rowing


  Sam Kolovson
Sam  Kolovson


Wayland, Mass.

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Two Boats Represent the Maroon and White at Princeton Chase

The UMass V8 and 2V8 raced against a field of 34 entrants at the Princeton Chase in Mercer, New Jersey.


Rowing Returns to Action for Three Consecutive Race Days

The Minutewomen will travel to Mercer, New Jersey to compete in back-to-back regattas.


Rowing Clinches Pair of Silver Medals at Head of the Charles

UMass took home silver medals in the Club Singles and the Lightweight 4+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta.


Three Boats Represent UMass in Day 1 of Head of the Charles

Head coach Jim Dietz alongside the Club 8+ and Champ 2x raced in Day 1 competition at the Head of the Charles.


Rowing Gears Up for Head of the Charles

UMass will send five boats to the 2015 Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass.


UMass At The NCAA Championships (May 30)

UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.

2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2014-15 Team Captain
UMass Athlete of the Week (April 14, 2014)

AS A SENIOR IN 2015-16
Fall 2015: Sat third 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 2+ B Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge alongside Natalie Boisvert with a time of 8:29.17 (10/31) ... The pair qualified for the B Final after crossing the line second in the preliminary round the afternoon prior (10/30) ... Earned a silver medal at the Head of the Charles in the Club Singles with a time of 22:02.8, good for an automatic reentry for UMass in the 2016 Head of the Charles Club Singles race next season (10/18) ... Competed at the Seven Sisters Sculling regatta and finished third in the 4x with a time of 19:14.1 (10/11) ... Placed second at Head of the Housatonic in the 1x Open with a time of 19:47.1 (10/10) ... Finished third in the Open 1x with a time of 18:47.58 at the Head of the Oklahoma ... Teamed up with Krysten Menks for a second place finish in the Open 2x with a time of 17:33.60 ... Crossed the line fifth in the Open 1x Grand Final at 2:04.83 (10/4).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
Spring 2015: Placed first in the Varsity 4+ in season opener vs. Rhode Island (3/28), the quad-meet with BC, MIT and Dartmouth (4/4) and head-to-head competition versus Connecticut (4/16) ... In UMass' quad-meet with BU, Northeastern and Brown, earned silver and bronze medals in the Varsity 4+ and Second Varsity 8+ events, respectively ... Won second place in the Varsity 4+ event at the Atlantic 10 Championship to help the Maroon and White pick up their 15th conference championship title in program history ... 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.

Fall 2014: At the Head of Oklahoma Regatta (10/4), finished fourth in Open 2x (16:50) and 2x 500m (2:00) and took sixth in the 1x 500m (2:11) and Open 1x (18:29) ... Helped the Women's Open 4x take home gold with a time of 15:22.77 at day two of the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta (10/5) while also earning a seventh place finish in the Collegiate 1x with a time of 19:07.22 ... Finished 24th in the Varsity 8+ with a time of 16:20 and helped the 4+ to an eighth place finish in 17:16 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) ... At the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12), placed eighth in the 1x (21:11.8) and helped the 4x/4x+ boat to a gold medal, finishing with a time of 17:51.0. ... Earned a pair of first place finishes at the Head of the Fish (10/25) in the Collegiate 8+ and Collegiate 4x with times of 12:11.79 and 12:57.34 while helping the 4+ boat to a silver medal with a time of 13:42.99.

Spring 2014: Rowed in the three seat of the Varsity 8+ boat throughout the season ... Finished first at the Yankee Cup (3/29) in the V8 event with a time of 7:14.08 ... Rowed in the Varsity 8+ boat against Colgate (4/6) and secured first in 7:29.00 ... In the V8 event, took first in a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6) in a time of 6:02.24 ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), won gold in 6:47.65 in the Varsity 8+ Grand Final ... Tallied a first place finish in the V8 boat in 7:08.46 against UConn (4/18) ... Against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19) in the V8 race, notched a first place finish in a time of 7:27.8 ... Helped the Minutewomen win the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4) by earning a first place finish in the Varsity 8+ Final in a time of 7:26.00 ... Rowed for the Varsity 8+ boat at the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted in Indianapolis, Ind., from May 31-June 1.

Fall 2013: Part of one of the three UMass entries in the Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), which finished 10th with a time of 18:23.2 and raced in the Collegiate 8+ ... Took third at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/12) in the double in 22:49.6 ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), rowed in the Club 8+ and finished eighth with a time of 17:32.798 ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), placed seventh in the Collegiate 4+ in 15:21.28 and raced in the JV 8+ ... Finished fourth in the Collegiate 1x C Final with a time of 9:05.44 at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (11/3).

Spring 2013: Was a member of the Second Varsity 4+ boat at the Yankee Cup (3/30), finishing third with a time of 9:14.20.

Fall 2012: Did not compete.

BEFORE UMASS: A 2012 graduate of Wayland High School ... State champions all four years of high school ... As a senior captain, received the Silver Wrench Award, 8 Season Award and the Buzz Bowers Award For Sportsmanship.

PERSONAL: Samantha Rose Kolovson ... Born May 13, 1994 to Cliff Kolovson and Ilene Knopping ... Majoring in computer science.


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