Women's Rowing


  Krysten Menks
Krysten  Menks


Ventura, Calif.

High School:





Varsity 4+ Boat Earns Gold in 2015 Spring Opener

First and third place finishes in Varsity 4+ pace UMass Rowing vs. URI


Two Events This Weekend To Close Out Fall Season

Minutewomen travel to New Hampshire and New Jersey


UMass Picks Up Nine First Place Medals At Head Of The Fish

Minutewomen collect 13 total medals Saturday


Minutewomen Set For Head Of The Fish Regatta

Rowing travels to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. this weekend


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

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

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

2014-15 - Junior:
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.


    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Apr 4
    vs Boston College & MIT All Day
    Saturday, Apr 11
    vs Knecht Cup Day One All Day
    Sunday, Apr 12
    vs Knecht Cup Day Two All Day
    Thursday, Apr 16
    vs Connecticut All Day
    Saturday, Apr 18
    vs BU, Northeastern & Brown All Day
    Saturday, May 2
    vs Atlantic 10 Championships All Day
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