11 Minutewomen helped program win two A-10 titles with 2016 championship approaching
The UMass Novice 4+ boat will advance to the Grand Final tomorrow at the Knecht Cup.
The Minutewomen will send 11 boats for New Jersey races.
UMass rowing clinched first place in four of five events at Connecticut on Saturday.
Rhode Island took first in four events against UMass on the Connecticut River on Saturday.
Spring 2016: Competed in the Third Varsity 8+ in the season home opener against Atlantic 10 conference rival Rhode Island (3/26) ... Crossed the line in 7:45.83 in the Third Varsity 8+ in a dual regatta at Connecticut (4/2) ... Finished fourth in Heat 1 of the Third Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup with a time of 7:31.71 (4/10) ... Finished fourth in the Third Varsity 8+ with a time of 7:22.0 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River between Northeastern, Boston University and Dartmouth (4/17).
Fall 2015: Did not compete.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
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).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
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+.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
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 ... Daughter of Colt Hitchcock and Andrea Najarian ... Majoring in political science.