Women's Rowing

 

  Taryn Wilson
Taryn Wilson

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Southbridge, Mass.

High School:
Shenendehowa

Last College:
Marietta

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
08/04/1992

Team:
Varsity


CAREER HONORS
2013 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team
2014 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team
UMass Athlete of the Week (Oct. 29, 2013)
UMass Athlete of the Week (April 14, 2014)

2013-14 - Senior:
Spring 2014: Named team co-captain ... Primarily rowed in the eight seat in the Varsity 8+ boat throughout the spring campaign ... 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 ... At the Knecht Cup (4/12-4/13), won gold in the Varsity 8+ Grand Final in a time of 6:47.65 ... 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 7:27.80 ... 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: Competed in five events at the Head of the Oklahoma (10/5-10/6), including two first place finishes in the Open Lightweight 2x and Open 4x in 16:58.98 and 15:28.16, respectively ... Also, earned second as the first UMass entry in the Open 2x 500m Grand Final with a time of 1:51.99 ... Rounded out competition at the Head of the Oklahoma (10/5-10/6) with a pair of fourth place finishes in the Open Lightweight 1x and Collegiate 1x ... Part of one of three UMass entries in the Collegiate 4+ at the Head of the Housatonic (10/12), which finished fifth with a time of 17:54 and helped the Collegiate 8+ boat to a ninth place finish in 16:18.6 ... Took gold in the 2x with a time of 20:30.2 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race (10/12) and won silver in the 1x in 20:03.1 ... Recorded the best finish out of all UMass entries at the Head of the Charles (10/19-10/20) after earning the silver in the Lightweight 4+ in 19:59.851 ... At the Head of the Fish (10/26), helped the Collegiate 8+ boat to a first place finish in 13:08.37 and captured silver in the Lightweight 8+ with a time of 13:47.52 ... In the Collegiate 2x B Final at the Collegiate Small Boat Challenge (11/3), earned gold with a time of 7:58.70.

2012-13 - Junior:
Spring 2013: Helped the Varsity 8+ to a second-place finish in a time of 7:23.85 at the Yankee Cup (3/30) ... Sat in the eighth seat for the Varsity 8+ boat during the Minutewomen's win at Holy Cross (4/6), earning a time of 6:49 for first place.

Fall 2012: Placed sixth in the collegiate 4+ with a time of 18:19.99 at the Head of the Housatonic (10/6) ... Finished second in the open 2X with a time of 17:43.6 at the Seven Sisters Sculling Race ... Took seventh in the lightweight 4+ at the Head of the Charles (10/21) with a time of 20:10.28 ... Took first in the open pair (14:21.34), first in the lightweight 8+ (13.36.92) and second in the open double (14:07.31) at the Head of the Fish (10/27).

Before UMass: Rowed for Marietta College where she won a gold medal in the Varsity Eight at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championship ... Took home a gold in the Junior Varsity Eight at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships ... Won gold in the Varsity Eight at the Dad Vail Regatta and took gold in the Junior Varsity Eight at the Knecht Cup ... Competed in the NCAA Division Three Championships in 2011 and 2012.

Personal: Taryn Brier Wilson ... Born August 4, 1992 to Mark Wilson and Jane Murphy ... Has three siblings, Lucas, Kiefer and Candace ... Plans on double majoring in communications and journalism and minoring in music.

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