Minutewomen head to Sacramento, 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
Baseball, rowing competitors lauded for academic success
Rowing, women's lacrosse and both track and field programs produced standout performances over the weekend
2013-14 - Junior:
Fall 2013: Was a member of the first UMass Open 2x boat at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), which finished fifth with a time of 19:09.9 and helped secure ninth in the Collegiate 8+ in 16:18.6 ...Took second at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/12) in the double with a time of 22:24.3 ... Rowed in the Championship 2x at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/19-10/20) ... Competed in four events at the Head of the Fish (10/26), earning gold in the Collegiate Open 2-, Collegiate 4+ and the Collegiate 8+ and silver in the Collegiate 2x ... In the Collegiate 2x B Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (11/3), captured fifth place with a time of 8:03.23
2012-13 - Sophomore:
Fall 2012: Took fourth place in the 2X with a time of 19:52.04 at the Head of the Housatonic (Oct. 6)...Finished in fourth in the 2X with a time of 17:40.2 and third in the 1X with a time of 20:29.4 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (Oct. 13)...Raced in the championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta (Oct. 21)...Finished in eighth place in the collegiate 8+ with a time of 12:21.02 and in seventh in the open 2X with a time of 15:09.05 at the Head of the Fish (Oct. 27).
2011-12 - Freshman:
Fall 2011: Did not compete.
Before UMass: Was a 2011 graduate of Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, N.Y. where she rowed for Coach Christopher Ludden...Rowed a 7:35 for her 2K in her senior season...Won the Most Improved Award in 2010 and the MVP Award in 2011, when she also served as team captain...Was part of the Indoor Track and Field where she competed in the high jump...Won the BHS Academic Excellence Award as well as the NYSSRA Scholar Athlete Award.
Personal: Marika Rebecca Jane Kopp...Born January 28, 1993 to David and Sharon Kopp...Majoring in environmental design.
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