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
Hill, Kolovson tabbed to first team; Boisvert, Rubi-Mooney selected to second team
UMass, Rhode Island each pick up 51 team points, Rams' Varsity 8+ win nets Rhody team title
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
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
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.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
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).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
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 ... Born May 13, 1994 to Cliff Kolovson and Ilene Knopping ... Majoring in computer science.
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