UMass rowing at the NCAA Championships. Sacramento State Aquatics Center; Gold River, Calif. May 30, 2015.
2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16 Spring 2016: Sat seventh 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 Second Varsity 8+ in a dual regatta at Connecticut (4/2) … Sat seventh seat in the Second Varsity 8+ at the inaugural Doc Hosea Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (4/3) … Took home a gold medal in the Second Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup after a 6:47.17 finish. The crew opened up the weekend with a first-place win in Heat 3 at 7:24.91, followed by a second-place finish at 6:54.83 in Semifinal 3, good to advance to the Grand Final round (4/10) … Wonderlin also paired up with Haley York in the Varsity Pair event and claimed sixth place in 8:30.30 (4/10) … Finished second in the Second Varsity 8+ with a time of 6:43.8 at the Four-School Regatta on the Charles River over Dartmouth and Boston University. Northeastern picked up the victory in a time of 6:39.6 (4/17).
Fall 2015: Sat third seat in the UMass B boat at the Princeton Chase and finished the three-mile course with a time of 16:28.9, good for 46th place of 65 (11/1) ... Finished fourth in the 2+ B Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge alongside Haley York with a time of 8:18.02 (10/31) ... The pair qualified for the B Final after crossing the line fourth in the preliminary round the afternoon prior (10/30) ... Finished 24th in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 17:37.8 (10/18) ... Took 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 gold medal in the season opener on the Varsity 4+ boat vs. Rhode Island (3/28) ... Placed second in the Second Varsity 8+ event in a quad-meet with Boston College, MIT and Dartmouth (4/4), reaching the finish in 8:10.90 ... At the Knecht Cup Finals, took a silver medal in the Second Varsity 8+ event ... Placed first in the Second Varsity 8+ race vs. Connecticut (4/16) before notching a gold medal in the same event at the Atlantic 10 Championship, where UMass secured its 15th conference title in program history ... Placed first in the opening heat of the Second Varsity 8+ at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/8) as the boat crossed in 7:24.915 ... Totaled first in the Dad Vail Regatta Second Varsity 8+ Semifinal (5/9) as the Minutewomen produced a 6:45.508 time for a spot in the Grand Final ... Secured the Coleman D. Boylan Trophy at the Dad Vail Regatta (5/9) with a 6:40.401 time in the Second Varsity 8+ Grand Finale ... At the NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif., was a member of the Second Varsity 8+ boat that placed 18th overall and reached the finish in 7:02.760 for sixth in a tightly contested "C" final on Championship Sunday.
Fall 2014: Was a member of the Women's 8+ boat at the Head of the Housatonic (10/11) ... Picked up a ninth place finish at the Seven Sisters Sculling Regatta (10/12) in the 2x with a time of 21:04.9 ... Finished fourth in the JV 8+ in 13:04.24 and picked up a sixth place finish in the Collegiate 4+ with a time of 14:16.48 at the Head of the Fish (10/25).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Spring 2014: Finished first as a member of the First Varsity 4+ boat in 8:26.90 at the Yankee Cup (3/29) ... Competed in the 3V8 boat that raced in the V8 event against Colgate (4/6) ... Secured first in the Varsity 4+ in a five team meet on the Connecticut River (4/6) in 6:52.00 ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), won gold in the V4+ Grand Final with a time of 7:44.09 ... Against UConn (4/18), notched a first place finish in the Varsity 4+ race in a time of 8:30.04 ... Part of the V4+ boat that won first against MIT, Bates and Radcliffe (4/19) ... Helped the Minutewomen win the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4) by earning a first place finish in the Varsity 4+ Final in a time of 8:23.50 ... Was a member of the Varsity 4+ boat that competed at the 2014 NCAA Championships hosted in Indianapolis, Ind.
Fall 2013: Took third place in the Novice 8+ with a time of 17:30.8 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12) and rowed in the Collegiate 8+ ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), took home gold in the Lightweight 4+ and Novice 8+ and secured silver in the Lightweight 8+ in 13:47.52 ... Earned fourth in the Novice 8+ at the Green Monster (11/2) with a time of 16:42.
BEFORE UMASS: Rowed three years in high school ... As a junior, won most improved rower and earned first place at the Cooper Cup Regatta ... Also participated in cross country, track and field and swimming ... As a senior, won the most valuable runner award and came in first at the South Jersey Shootout.
PERSONAL: Born Samantha Lee Wonderlin in Moorestown, N.J., on March 13, 1995 ... Daughter of Robert and Betsy Wonderlin ... Sister of Amanda ... Studying marketing.