The Minutewomen compete against the Crusaders annually in the spring.
The Minutewomen open their spring season at the annual event hosted by URI.
A league-record 1,637 student-athletes recognized for achieving 3.5 GPA's or higher.
Three UMass boats will be racing in the novice-only regatta.
This will be the last race of the fall season for the varsity members of the rowing team.
As a Sophomore in 2012-13: Fall 2012: As a coxswain, finished in 11th in the collegiate 4+ and in 13th in the collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Housatonic (Oct. 6)...Raced in the championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta (Oct. 21)...Finished in third in the collegiate 4+ with a time of 14:05.39 and in eighth in the collegiate 8+ with a time of 12:21.02 at the Head of the Fish (Oct. 27).
As a Freshman in 2011-12:Spring 2012: Began the season as the coxswain for the Varsity Eight...Took fifth place at the Murphy Cup (March 24) with a time of 7:59.15...Finished in third place at the Yankee Cup (March 31) with a time of 7:21.22...Defeated UConn (April 6) with a time of 6:47.5...Finished in fifth place in the Third Final of the Knecht Cup (April 15) with a time of 6:50.03...Switched to the Varsity Four where she coxed the boat to two wins...Took first against MIT and Buffalo (April 21) with a time of 8:21.9...Took first place at the Atlanic 10 Championship Regatta (May 5) with a time of 8:10.89...Finished in second place in the grand final at Eastern Sprints (May 13) with a time of 7:32.547.
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Andover High School ... Rowed for the Greater Lawrence Rowing Club under Coaches Ellen Minzner and Tim Desrosiers ... Was the Novice Captain her Sophomore year and was the Varsity Captain in her senior season ... Played softball and participated in track and field for her high school teams ... Recieved the excellence in marketing award, the DECA Achievement Award and the 2nd place award for Place Principles of Marketing at State Career Development Conference during her time at Andover HIgh School.
Personal: Heather Nicole Pekarovich ... Born June 22 to David Pekarovich and Cornelia Murphy ... Has 5 siblings, Joslyn, William, Lauren, Marissa, and David ... Plans to major in Resource Economics.