As a Senior in 2010-11: Spring 2011: Raced in the 2nd Varsity 8 at the Yankee Cup (March 26) and finished second with a time of 8:23.13. Fall 2010: Competed in the Quad at the Head of the Fish (Nov. 1), placing second with a time of 14:37.25 and raced in the Lightweight 8+ that finished first with a time of 13:42.69 ... Raced in the Lightweight 8+ at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta (Oct. 24), finishing ninth with a time of 17:44.182.
As a Junior in 2009-10: Spring 2010: Part of the Lightweight 8+ that finished first against Buffalo with a time of 6:32.30 (May 1) ... Raced in the First Varsity Eight that finished fifth in the Grand Final at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a time of 6:54.04 and in the Quad that finished second with a time of 7:22.77 (Apr. 17) ... Part of the Second Varsity Eight at the Knecht Cup (Apr. 10-11), clocking in for a second place finish with a time of 6:56.49 while also competing in the Pair ... Was in the seventh seat of the Second Varsity Eight that placed second against Holy Cross with a time of 7:45.30 (Apr. 3) ... Raced in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity Eight that finished second at the Yankee Cup (Mar. 27) with a time of 8:35.10. Fall 2009: Raced in one of two Quads and in the Lightweight Eight at the Head of the Fish Regatta ... Competed in the Lightweight Eight that finished eighth at the Head of the Charles with a time of 18:42.843 ... Raced in a Lightweight Single, one of two Quads, and one of three Eights boats at the Head of the Housatonic.
As a Freshman in 2007-08: A member of the novice eight team that finished sixth in the Grand Final at the Dad Vail Regatta ... Placed third with the novice eight at the ECAC Championships...Raced with the Lightweight Four in the Yankee Cup (10:29.4).
Before UMass: Rowed for two years in high school ... Helped her team place sixth in the state championship her junior year ... Received a rowing gold medal in the girls' varsity 4+ race her senior year.
Personal: Chelsea Leigh Wakeham ... Born February 2, 1989 to Edwin and Pat Wakeham ... Intends to major in Psychology with a minor in Education.