Women's Rowing


  Leah Hitchcock
Leah  Hitchcock


Bowdoinham, Maine

High School:
Mount Ararat





Rowing In Midst Of Strenuous Summer Training

Minutewomen focused on 2015-16 competitive preparations


Two Silver Medals Highlight UMass Rowing Performance Saturday

Minutewomen's V4, 3V8 place second against BU, Northeastern, Brown


Rowing Heads To Boston For Four-School Meet

Minutewomen set to face BU, Northeastern, and Brown


UMass Hosts Connecticut Thursday In First Home Meet Of Season

Minutewomen look to build on recent success


Minutewomen Sweep 2- In Knecht Cup Finals

UMass records six medals in day-two of events

2014-15 - Junior
Spring 2015: Placed fourth as a member of the Third Varsity 8+ race at the Knecht Cup Finals (4/12) ... Earned a silver medal in the Novice 8+ boat in head-to-head meet with Connecticut (4/16) ... Took second place in the Third Varsity 8+ event in dual meet with Boston University, Northeastern and Brown.

Fall 2014: Was a member of the 8+ boat that finished 23rd at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) with a time of 16:16 ... Placed 13th in the 1x at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12) with a time of 25:55.0 ... Picked up a fourth place finish as a member of the JV 8+ boat (13:04.24) at the Head of the Fish (10/25).

2013-14 - Sophomore
Spring 2014: Took third place in the Third Varsity 8+ event at the Yankee Cup (3/29), finishing only four seconds behind first place Rhode Island ... Rowed in the 4V8+ boat and finished first in the Second Varsity 8+ race in 8:23.00 against Colgate (4/6) ... Competed in the 3V8 race in a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6) ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), rowed as part of the Third Varsity 8+ boat and advanced to the Finals ... Raced in the 3V8+ boat against UConn (4/18), and MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19).

Fall 2013: Raced in the Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12) ... Placed second in the JV 8+ at the Head of the Fish (10/26) with a time of 14:12.6 and also rowed in the Collegiate 4+.

2012-13 - Freshman
Spring 2013: Was part of the Fourth Varsity 8+ boat at the Yankee Cup (3/30), taking second in a time of 8:43.76 ... Helped the Second Novice 8+ boat to a silver medal finish at the Knecht Cup (4/13-4/14) in 7:50.95.

Fall 2012: Raced in the Novice 8+ at the Green Monster (11/3) ... Also competed the following weekend in the Novice 8+ at the Foot of the Charles (11/10).

Before UMass: A 2012 graduate from Mount Ararat High School ... Played on the basketball and field hockey teams ... Was the team captain for basketball and field hockey and received the coaches award in both.

Personal: Leah Payson Hitchcock ... Born June 8, 1994 to Colt Hitchcock and Andrea Najarian ... Majoring in political science.

Updated: June 5, 2015


    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Oct 10
    vs Head of the Housatonic All Day
    Sunday, Oct 11
    vs Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta All Day
    Saturday, Oct 17
    vs Head of the Charles All Day
    Sunday, Oct 18
    vs Head of the Charles All Day
    Friday, Oct 30
    vs Collegiate Small Boat Challenge All Day
    Saturday, Oct 31
    vs Collegiate Small Boat Challenge All Day
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