Women's Crew Rows Well In Lowell
Oct. 4, 2004
Amherst, Mass. - The UMass women's rowing team opened their fall season yesterday at The Head of the Textile Regatta in Lowell, Mass, and three individual rowers won singles events. Senior Lea Jakobsen (Copenhagen, Denmark) won the women's open single, junior Stephanie Hopf (Hadley, Mass.) won the women's club single, and Gabrielle Papineau (Ottawa, Ontario) won the women's novice single.
The women's varsity eight finished second in the open division to The Riverside Boat Club. Riverside finished the race in 20:07, while UMass crossed the line in 20:41. Sixteen boats were entered in the open division. UMass was sixth in the open fours, third in the novice eight, and 7th in the club eight.
In addition to Hopf winning the club singles, sophomore Hannah Brewster (Centerville, Mass.) was second and junior Catherine Gariepy (Lorraine, Quebec) was fifth. Juniors Kate Grogan (Quincy, Mass.) and Kathryn Berger (Amherst, N.H.) teamed up to finish fourth in the club double.
The Minutewomen Rowing Team returns to action Sunday October 10 at The Head of the Connecticut in Middletown, Conn.
The following were the student-athletes that rowed in each of the boats:
Women's Novice Eight: Haley Fish, Jenn Kennedy, Jenny Long, Julie Markus, Courtney Mulvihill, Crystal Nelson, Stephanie Rist, Sara Weinstock, and coxswain Dana Pulda.
Women's Club Eight: Allie Bahn, Katie Berger, Kristen Boyce, Jaime Dickie, Kate Grogan, Tara Guinan, Farrell Klein, Melissa Stewart, and coxswain Kristina Ferraro.