Baseball, rowing competitors lauded for academic success
CAREER HONORS 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)
2014-15 - Sophomore: Spring 2015: Earned a pair of medals in Varsity 8 events against Rhode Island (3/28) and BC, MIT and Dartmouth (4/4) ... Placed first in the Varsity Pair with teammate Marika Kopp at the Knecht Cup Grande Finale (4/12) ... At the Atlantic 10 Championships, was a member of the decisive Varsity 8 boat that helped UMass win their 15th conference championship and earn the bid to NCAA Tournament 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).
2013-14 - Freshman: Spring 2014: Rowed in the fifth seat of the Varsity 8+ boat throughout the spring season ... Finished first at the Yankee Cup (3/29) as a member of the V8 with a time of 7:14.08 ... In the Varsity 8+ race, took first in a head-to-head meeting against Colgate (4/6) in 7:29.00 ... In a five team meet on the Connecticut River on April 6, won first in the V8 with a time of 6:02.24 ... In the Varsity 8+ race, took gold in the Grand Final at the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13) in a time of 6:02.24... Also, won gold in the pair at the Knecht Cup with a time of 8:19.47 ... Defeated UConn (4/18) in the V8 and finished first in 7:08.46 ... In the Varsity 8+ boat, notched a first place finish against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19) in a time of 7:27.8 ... Helped the Minutewomen win the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4) by earning a first place finish in the Varsity 8+ Final in a time of 7:26.00 ... Rowed for the Varsity 8+ boat at the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted in Indianapolis, Ind., from May 31-June 1.
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 Edwards on July 14, 1995 in Wayland, Mass. ... Plans to major in biology.