Minutewomen focused on 2015-16 competitive preparations
Minutewomen head to Gold River, California, for 2015 year-end competition
UMass rowing takes top spot in Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ during illustrious annual event
Minutewomen earn five first places among seven event entrants
Minutewomen secure back-to-back A-10 titles, including league-best 15th in program history
UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
2014-15 - Junior
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.
2013-14 - Sophomore
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).
2012-13 - Freshman
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.
Updated: June 5, 2015
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