Women's Rowing


  Sam Kolovson
Sam  Kolovson


Wayland, Mass.

High School:
Wayland HS




UMass Set For Henley Women's Regatta

Massachusetts has entered Elite 8+, Elite 4-, Elite 4x, Elite 2x and Elite 1x boats for the competition.


Rowing Sends Lightweight Four to IRA Championship Regatta

UMass will participate in the oldest U.S. collegiate regatta on June 4-5


Minutewomen Win 2016 Dad Vail Regatta Women's Team Title

UMass repeats as champions with wins in the Varsity 8+, Junior Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+


Minutewomen Race Six Boats on Dad Vail's First Day

All UMass rowing entries advance to respective semifinal rounds on strong performances


Rowing Heads to Dad Vail Regatta for Two-Day Event

Massachusetts enters as the two-time defending women's champion at the prestigious race


UMass At The NCAA Championships (May 30)

UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.

2016 UMass Female Spring Scholar-Athlete
2016 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team
2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
2014-15 Team Captain
UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (April 14, 2014)

AS A SENIOR IN 2015-16
Spring 2016: Sat bow seat in the Second Varsity 8+ in the season home opener against Atlantic 10 conference rival Rhode Island (3/26) ... Tallied a first place victory in the Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:43.57 in a dual regatta at Connecticut (4/2) ... Sat bow seat in the Varsity 8+ at the inaugural Doc Hosea Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (4/3) ... Tallied a first place finish in the Varsity 8+ in a home dual-regatta against Connecticut with a time of 6:54.05 (4/2) ... Took home fifth in the Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup after a 6:55.21 finish in the Grand Final. The crew opened the weekend with a win in Heat 4 at 7:18.91, followed by a second-place finish in Semifinal 3 at 6:54.83, good to advance to the Grand Final (4/10) ... Kolovson also finished fourth in the Singles event at the Knecht Cup in 8:51.78 (4/10) ... Finished second in the Varsity 4+ with a time of 7:40.0 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River over Northeastern and Boston University. Dartmouth picked up the victory in a time of 7:37.4 (4/17).

Fall 2015: Sat third 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) ... Finished sixth in the 2+ B Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge alongside Natalie Boisvert with a time of 8:29.17 (10/31) ... The pair qualified for the B Final after crossing the line second in the preliminary round the afternoon prior (10/30) ... Earned a silver medal at the Head of the Charles in the Club Singles with a time of 22:02.8, good for an automatic reentry for UMass in the 2016 Head of the Charles Club Singles race next season (10/18) ... Competed at the Seven Sisters Sculling regatta and finished third in the 4x with a time of 19:14.1 (10/11) ... Placed second at Head of the Housatonic in the 1x Open with a time of 19:47.1 (10/10) ... Finished third in the Open 1x with a time of 18:47.58 at the Head of the Oklahoma ... Teamed up with Krysten Menks for a second place finish in the Open 2x with a time of 17:33.60 ... Crossed the line fifth in the Open 1x Grand Final at 2:04.83 (10/4).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
Spring 2015: Placed first in the Varsity 4+ in season opener vs. Rhode Island (3/28), the quad-meet with BC, MIT and Dartmouth (4/4) and head-to-head competition versus Connecticut (4/16) ... In UMass' quad-meet with BU, Northeastern and Brown, earned silver and bronze medals in the Varsity 4+ and Second Varsity 8+ events, respectively ... Won second place in the Varsity 4+ event at the Atlantic 10 Championship to help the Maroon and White pick up their 15th conference championship title in program history ... Took the top spot in the Dad Vail Regatta Varsity 4+ Heat (7:33.029) on May 8 ... Added a first place during the Varsity 4+ Semifinal at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/9) as the boat reached the line in 7:27.395 to advance to the Grand Final ... Won the Maragaret McNiff Trophy with first place in the Dad Vail Regatta Varsity 4+ Grand Finale as UMass reached the finish in 7:28.673.

Fall 2014: At the Head of Oklahoma Regatta (10/4), finished fourth in Open 2x (16:50) and 2x 500m (2:00) and took sixth in the 1x 500m (2:11) and Open 1x (18:29) ... Helped the Women's Open 4x take home gold with a time of 15:22.77 at day two of the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta (10/5) while also earning a seventh place finish in the Collegiate 1x with a time of 19:07.22 ... Finished 24th in the Varsity 8+ with a time of 16:20 and helped the 4+ to an eighth place finish in 17:16 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) ... At the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12), placed eighth in the 1x (21:11.8) and helped the 4x/4x+ boat to a gold medal, finishing with a time of 17:51.0. ... Earned a pair of first place finishes at the Head of the Fish (10/25) in the Collegiate 8+ and Collegiate 4x with times of 12:11.79 and 12:57.34 while helping the 4+ boat to a silver medal with a time of 13:42.99.

Spring 2014: Rowed in the three seat of the Varsity 8+ boat throughout the season ... Finished first at the Yankee Cup (3/29) in the V8 event with a time of 7:14.08 ... Rowed in the Varsity 8+ boat against Colgate (4/6) and secured first in 7:29.00 ... In the V8 event, took first in a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6) in a time of 6:02.24 ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), won gold in 6:47.65 in the Varsity 8+ Grand Final ... Tallied a first place finish in the V8 boat in 7:08.46 against UConn (4/18) ... Against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19) in the V8 race, notched a first place finish 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: Part of one of the three UMass entries in the Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), which finished 10th with a time of 18:23.2 and raced in the Collegiate 8+ ... Took third at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/12) in the double in 22:49.6 ... At the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20), rowed in the Club 8+ and finished eighth with a time of 17:32.798 ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), placed seventh in the Collegiate 4+ in 15:21.28 and raced in the JV 8+ ... Finished fourth in the Collegiate 1x C Final with a time of 9:05.44 at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (11/3).

Spring 2013: Was a member of the Second Varsity 4+ boat at the Yankee Cup (3/30), finishing third with a time of 9:14.20.

Fall 2012: Did not compete.

BEFORE UMASS: A 2012 graduate of Wayland High School ... State champions all four years of high school ... As a senior captain, received the Silver Wrench Award, 8 Season Award and the Buzz Bowers Award For Sportsmanship.

PERSONAL: Samantha Rose Kolovson ... Daughter of Cliff Kolovson and Ilene Knopping ... Majoring in computer science.

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