UMass repeats as champions with wins in the Varsity 8+, Junior Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+
All UMass rowing entries advance to respective semifinal rounds on strong performances
Massachusetts enters as the two-time defending women's champion at the prestigious race
UMass, Rhode Island each pick up 51 team points, Rams' Varsity 8+ win nets Rhody team title
UMass looks to make it three consecutive titles with Sunday races
UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
UMass Athlete of the Week (April 14, 2014)
UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (May 6, 2015)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Fall 2015: Sat seventh seat in the UMass A boat at the Princeton Chase and finished the three-mile course with a time of 15:47.7, good for 25th place of 65 (11/1) ... Paired up with Abby Norwood in the 2+ at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (10/31) ... Finished 24th in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 17:37.8 (10/18) ... Teamed up with Natalie Boisvert and Caroline Garvey at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta in a unique 3x boat and took first place over Tufts with a time of 18:21.3 ... Tallied the final win of the regatta in the 1x with a time of 21:31.3 (10/11) ... Finished ninth in the 8+ Collegiate at Head of the Housatonic in a time of 15:40.8, 20 seconds ahead of Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island (10/10).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Fall 2014: Earned an eighth place finish in the 4+ with a time of 17:16 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/25) ... Finished 12th in the 1x and sixth in the 2x at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta in times of 21:26.1 and 20:22.7, respectively ... At the Head of the Fish (10/25), won a pair of gold medals in the 8+ (12:11.79) and the 4+ (13:34.41).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Fall 2013: At the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), finished second in the Open 4+ in 18:23 and tallied a sixth place finish in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 17:54.5 ... Took first in the 4x in 17:37.1 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/12) ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), rowed in the Championship 4+ ... Secured first in the Novice 8+ at the Head of the Fish (10/26) in 14:07.64 and helped the Novice 4+ win gold in 15:42.82 ... Earned sixth place in 8:29.08 in the Collegiate 2-C Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (11/3).
BEFORE UMASS: Participated in the 2012 Head of the Charles and finished sixth in the Youth 8+ ... Rowed for Cambridge Boat Club Juniors during the summer of 2013.
PERSONAL: Born Philippa Lyn Edwards on July 14, 1995 in Wayland, Mass. ... Majoring in biology and political science.
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