Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ boats cap season in respective C or D finals
Second Varsity 8+ highlights NCAA C/D semifinal action with second place finish, advancement to C Final
Minutewomen move all three boats to Saturday's C/D semifinal round
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
UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
2014-15 - Senior
Fall 2014: Took fourth place in the 1x with a time of 18:58 at the Head of the Housatonic and was a member of the 4+ boat that earned eighth place in 17:16 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) ... Placed second in the 1x (20:24.90 and was a member of the boat that took second in the 4x/4x+ race with a time of 17:58.6 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12) ... Finished 21st in the Women's Championship 1x with a time of 22:40.62 at the Head of Charles (10/18) ... Was a member of the Collegiate 8+ (12:11.79) and Collegiate 4+ boats (13:34.41), which placed first in their respective events, at the Head of the Fish (10/25).
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 (10/6) ... 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 (10/13) ... Raced in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/21) ... 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 (10/27).
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 Christopher Ludden ... Earned 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 squad, 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 Jan. 28, 1993 to David and Sharon Kopp ... Majoring in environmental design.
Updated: June 5, 2015