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 Spring 2015: Earned a pair of medals in Varsity 8+ events against Rhode Island (3/28) and Boston College, 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 its 15th conference title and earn the bid to NCAA Championships ... Earned first during the Varsity 8+ opening heat (6:46.947) at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/8) ... Also topped the semifinal Varsity 8+ race (6:31.808) at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/9) for a berth into the Grand Final ... Took home the Evelyn Bergman Trophy as the Varsity 8+ outpaced the field (6:36.376) during the Dad Vail Regatta Grand Finale (5/9) ... Was a member of the Varsity 8+ boat that placed 20th overall at the NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., and finished in 6:56.967 during the "D" final on Championship Sunday.
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 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 Lyn Edwards on July 14, 1995 in Wayland, Mass. ... Majoring in biology and political science.