UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
CAREER HONORS 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll 2015 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team
2014-15 - Junior: Spring 2015: Placed first in the season-opening Varsity 4 meet with Rhode Island (3/28) ... Took second place in the Second Varsity 8 event in UMass' dual meet with BC, MIT and Dartmouth (4/4) ... Finished second as a member of the Second Varsity 8 event in the Knecht Cup Finals (4/12) ... Won the Second Varsity 8 event in head-to-head meet with Connectciut (4/16) and helped UMass notch a gold medal in the Second Varsity 8 event at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... At the NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., was a member of the Second Varsity 8 boat that placed 18th overall, reached the finish in 7:02.760 for sixth in a tightly contested "C" final on Championship Sunday 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).
2013-14 - Sophomore: Spring 2014: Primarily raced in the Second Varsity 8+ boat throughout the spring season ... At the Yankee Cup (3/29), rowed in the V8 race as a member of the Second Varsity 8+ ... Part of the 2V8 boat and finished second in the Varsity 8+ race against Colgate (4/6) in 7:52.00 ... In a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6), rowed in the Second Varsity 8+ race and took first with a time of 6:09.65 ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), finished first in the Third Final (13th overall) in 7:06.10 as a member of the Second Varsity 8+ ... In the 2V8 race, won first in a time of 7:30.53 against UConn (4/18) ... Raced in the V8 event against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19) in the Second Varsity 8+ boat ... Helped the Minutewomen win the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4) by earning second in the Second Varsity 8+ Final in a time of 7:47.93 ... Was a member of the Second Varsity 8+ boat that competed at the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted in Indianapolis, Ind.
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).
2012-13 - Freshman: Spring 2013: Did not compete.
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 February 6, 1994 to Gary Menks and Peggy Cowey ... Has one sibling, Kasie. ... Intends to major in kinesiology.