Women's Rowing

 

  Krysten Menks
Krysten  Menks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ventura, Calif.

High School:
Ventura HS

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
02/06/1994

Team:
Varsity


05/14/2016

Minutewomen Win 2016 Dad Vail Regatta Women’s Team Title

UMass repeats as champions with wins in the Varsity 8+, Junior Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+

05/13/2016

Minutewomen Race Six Boats on Dad Vail's First Day

All UMass rowing entries advance to respective semifinal rounds on strong performances

05/12/2016

Rowing Heads to Dad Vail Regatta for Two-Day Event

Massachusetts enters as the two-time defending women's champion at the prestigious race

05/08/2016

UMass Finishes Second at A-10 Championship on Tie-Breaker

UMass, Rhode Island each pick up 51 team points, Rams' Varsity 8+ win nets Rhody team title

05/07/2016

Rowing Senior Class Leaves Legacy in Graduation

11 Minutewomen helped program win two A-10 titles with 2016 championship approaching

05/30/2015

UMass At The NCAA Championships (May 30)

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 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2015 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

AS A SENIOR IN 2015-16
Spring 2016: Stroked the Second Varsity 8+ in the season home opener against Atlantic 10 conference rival Rhode Island (3/26) … Tallied a first place victory in the Second Varsity 8+ in a dual regatta at Connecticut (4/2) … Stroked the Second Varsity 8+ at the inaugural Doc Hosea Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (4/3) … Took home a gold medal in the Second Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup after a 6:47.17 finish. The crew opened up the weekend with a first-place win in Heat 3 at 7:24.91, followed by a second-place finish at 6:54.83 in Semifinal 3, good to advance to the Grand Final round (4/10) … Finished second in the Second Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:43.8 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River over Dartmouth and Boston University. Northeastern picked up the victory in a time of 6:39.6 (4/17).

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
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' quad-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 Connecticut (4/16) and helped UMass notch a gold medal in the Second Varsity 8+ event at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... Placed first in the opening heat of the Second Varsity 8+ at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/8) as the boat crossed in 7:24.915 ... Totaled first in the Dad Vail Regatta Second Varsity 8+ Semifinal (5/9) as the Minutewomen produced a 6:45.508 time for a spot in the Grand Final ... Secured the Coleman D. Boylan Trophy at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/9) with a 6:40.401 time in the Second Varsity 8+ Grand Finale ... 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).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
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).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
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 Feb. 6, 1994 to Gary Menks and Peggy Cowey ... Has one sibling, Kasie. ... Majoring in kinesiology and psychology.

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