Women's Rowing


  Krysten Menks
Krysten Menks


Ventura, Calif.

High School:





Lightweight 4+ Places Fifth On Day Two At Head Of The Charles Regatta

Minutewomen finish in top-10 during both of their Sunday races


UMass Rowing To Compete in Head of the Charles This Weekend

Minutewomen Will Compete in 4 events


Successful Weekend Highlighted By Housatonic, Seven Sisters Events

Minutewomen take home 16 medals combined from challenging set of races


Two Events Set for UMass Rowing This Weekend

Minutewomen to compete in Head of the Housatonic, Seven Sisters Sculling Race


UMass Closes Head Of The Oklahoma With Two More Golds

Zanatta wins Collegiate 1x; Quad finishes first in 15:22.77

2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

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.


    Event Calendar

    Sunday, Oct 19
    vs Head of the Charles Finals Fifth: Ltwt 4+
    Saturday, Oct 25
    vs Head of the Fish All Day
    Saturday, Nov 1
    vs Green Monster All Day
    Sunday, Nov 2
    vs Collegiate Small Boat Challenge All Day
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