UMass repeats as champions with wins in the Varsity 8+, Junior Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+
All UMass rowing entries advance to respective semifinal rounds on strong performances
Massachusetts enters as the two-time defending women's champion at the prestigious race
UMass, Rhode Island each pick up 51 team points, Rams' Varsity 8+ win nets Rhody team title
11 Minutewomen helped program win two A-10 titles with 2016 championship approaching
UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2015 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team
AS A SENIOR IN 2015-16
Fall 2015: Stroked the UMass B boat at the Princeton Chase and finished the three-mile course with a time of 16:28.9, good for 46th place of 65 (11/1) ... Claimed a bronze medal in the 2x A Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge alongside Allanah Rubi-Mooney with a time of 7:54.0 (10/31) ... Team up with Rubi-Mooney in the Championship 2x at the Head of the Charles and crossed the line at 20:37.1, good for 13th place (10/17) ... Paired up with Rubi-Mooney in the 2x Open and crossed the line at 18:30.9, good for a silver medal at Head of the Housatonic (10/10) ... Teamed up with Sam Kolovson for a second place finish in the Open 2x at Head of the Oklahoma with a time of 17:33.60 ... Later, took second place in the Open 1x Grand Final with a time of 1:59.22 ... Also clinched a bronze medal in the Open 2x 500m Grand Final with a time of 1:50.12 (10/4)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
Fall 2014: Was one of four UMass rowers to participate at the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta (10/4-5), picking up a pair of fifth place finishes in the Open 1x and 1x 500m in times of 18:26 and 2:07, respectively ... Also picked up a fourth place finish in Collegiate 1x (18:07.43) and a gold medal in the Open 4x at 15:22.77 ... At the Head of the Housatonic (10/11), earned a first place finish in the Women's 2x with a time of 17:23 and the 4x/4x+ in a time of 15:51.0, while taking fifth in the 1x (20:53.8) and 13th as a member of the Women's 4+ (17:46) ... Took fifth in the 4+ at the Head of the Charles (10/19), finishing with a time of 19:37.43 ... Won a trio of gold medals as members of the Collegiate 2x, 4x, and Lt 8+ boats with times of 13:07.56, 12:57.34, and 12:41.94 respectively at the Head of the Fish (10/25).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
Fall 2013: At the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), finished tenth in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 18:23.2 and rowed in the Collegiate 8+ ... Took sixth at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/12) in the double in 23:18.8 ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), raced in the Club 8+ and finished eighth with a time of 17:32.798 ... Earned a pair of 11th place finishes in the JV 8+ and Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Fish (10/26) ... Secured gold in the Collegiate 2x E Final with a time of 8:17.28 at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (11/3).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Fall 2012: In first collegiate regatta, took second in the Novice 8+ with a time of 16:36.90 and second in the Open 4+ with a time of 18:19.57 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/6) ... Took first in the Open 1x with a time of 19:47.5 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/13) ... Raced in the Championship 4+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/21) ... Took first in the Novice 4+ with a time of 13:54.02 at the Head of the Fish (10/27) and third in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 14:05.39.
BEFORE UMASS: A 2012 graduate of Ventura High School ... Was on the water polo team her freshman and sophomore years and captained the squad as a sophomore ... Represented the United States at the CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City, Mexico, in the quad ... Attended the U.S. Junior Sculling Selection Camp.
PERSONAL: Krysten Nichole Menks ... Born Feb. 6, 1994 to Gary Menks and Peggy Cowey ... Has one sibling, Kasie. ... Majoring in kinesiology and psychology.
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