Minutewomen finish in top-10 during both of their Sunday races
Career Honors 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll 2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll UMass Athlete of the Week (April 14, 2014)
2014-15 - Senior Fall 2014:At the Head of the Housatonic (10/11), was a member of the Collegiate Women's 4+ that finished 13th with a time of 17:46 ... Took fifth place in the 4+ at the Head of the Charles (10/19) with a time of 19:37.43 ... Helped the Collegiate 8+ and Collegiate 4+ boats to a pair of first place finishes at the Head of the Fish (10/25) with times of 12:11.79 and 13:34.41 respectively.
2013-14 - Junior Fall 2013: At the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), finished sixth in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 17:54.5 and helped the Collegiate 8+ boat to a ninth place finish in 16:18.6 ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), competed in the Championship 4+ ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), finished first in the Collegiate 8+ in a time of 13:08.37 and placed 11th in the Collegiate 4+ in 15:32.28.
2012-13 - Sophomore Spring 2013: Helped the Varsity 8+ to a second-place finish in a time of 7:23.85 at the Yankee Cup (3/30) ... Was the coxswain for the Varsity 8+ when UMass defeated Holy Cross (4/6) in a head-to-head meet as the boat finished first in 6:49.
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 (10/6) ... Raced in the championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta (10/21) ... 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 (10/27).
2011-12 - Freshman 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 (3/31) with a time of 7:21.22 ... Defeated UConn (4/6) with a time of 6:47.5 ... Finished in fifth place in the Third Final of the Knecht Cup (4/15) 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 (4/21) with a time of 8:21.9...Took first place at the Atlantic 10 Championship Regatta (5/5) with a time of 8:10.89...Finished in second place in the grand final at Eastern Sprints (5/13) 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 ... Received the excellence in marketing award, the DECA Achievement Award and the second place award for Place Principles of Marketing at State Career Development Conference during her time at Andover High School.
Personal: Heather Nicole Pekarovich ... Born to David Pekarovich and Cornelia Murphy ... Has five siblings, Joslyn, William, Lauren, Marissa and David ... Plans to major in resource economics.