Women's Track

 

  Christina DeRosa
Christina DeRosa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sound Beach, N.Y.

High School:
Miller Place HS

Height:
5-3

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
11/10/1986


  • Q&A With Christina DeRosa, by Michelle Pelletier of UMass Media Relations
  • Derosa Leads The Way, By Joey White, Daily Collegian
  • Q&A with Christina DeRosa, by Alli Miller of UMass Media Relations
  • VIDEO: Christina DeRosa On Being UMass Athlete of Week
  • VIDEO: DeRosa Talks About Dartmouth Invitational, Previews Cross Country Season

    General: Holds the Atlantic 10 Championship record in the 10,000 meters (36:07.62) which she set during the 2007 outdoor season ... ranks second all-time at UMass with her 10,000 meter performance (36:07.62) and fourth all-time in the 5,000 meters (17:16.46) which she ran at the 2007 A-10 Championships ... ranks fourth all-time at UMass for the indoor 5,000 meters (17:22.96) which she ran at the 2007 New England Indoor Championships.

    2006-07 (Junior): Atlantic 10 All-Conference Outdoor Track First-Team ... A-10 Cross Country All-Conference Team ... named to the A-10 Academic All-Conference Track and Cross Country Teams ... named the UMass Women's Fall Scholar-Athlete ... earned A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll honors ... two-time UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week (4/2, 5/7) during the outdoor season ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Outdoor Track: At the ECAC Championships (5/11), took fifth in the 10,000 meters (36:28.04) ... at the A-10 Championships (5/5), won the 10,000 meters with a season-best and team-best time of 36:07.62 which set a new league record and took third in the 5,000 meters with a season-best and team-best time of 17:16.46 ... ran her top time and the team's top time in the 1,500 meters (4:50.53) at the UMass Five Way Meet (3/31) ... won the 5,000 meters at the UMass Five Way Meet (3/31), the UConn Invitational (4/7) and the UMass Eight Way Meet (4/28) ... Indoor Track: At the ECAC Championships (3/4) finished 23rd in the 5,000 meters (17:37.95) ... at the New England Championships (2/23), placed fifth in the 5,000 meters (17:22.96) ... at the A-10 Championships (2/17), took third in the 5,000 meters (17:38.73) and ran the anchor leg of the eighth-place distance medley relay team ... Cross Country: UMass' top runner in all eight races of the season ... finished 18th overall at the ECAC Championship (11/18/06) in 18:36.7 ... at the NCAA Regional (11/11) placed 46th with a time of 22:46.70 ... finished 10th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/28) with a time of 18:29.65 ... finished 18th overall at the Albany Invitational (10/14) with a time of 18:30.5 ... finished 32nd at the New England Championships (10/7) with a time of 18:20 ... named A-10 Performer of the Week (10/9) ... finished 48th at the Meet of Champions (9/30) in 22:49.30 ... finished second overall versus Boston College/Maine (9/23) in 18:33.00 ... finished fourth overall in the Dartmouth Invitational (9/9) in 20:54.7.

    2005-06 (Sophomore): One of the top distance runners at UMass ... earned All-Conference honors during cross country season and in the 10,000 meters during the outdoor track season ... qualified for the indoor and outdoor New England and ECAC Championship meets ... ran the third-fastest 10,000 meters and fifth-fastest 5,000 meters in UMass history during the outdoor season ... during the indoor season ran the school's fourth-fastest 5,000 meter race ... first UMass cross country runner since 2001 to earn All-Conference honors ... named UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week (10/31) ... named to the A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Outdoor Track: Finished sixth overall with the fifth-fastest 5,000 meter time in school history at the New England Championships (5/13) ... placed second in the 10,000 meters (37:24.87) at the A-10 Championships (5/7) to earn all-conference honors and post the third-fastest time in school history ... also led UMass in the 1,500 meters with her personal-best time of 4:47.10 set at the New Hampshire Invitational (4/29) ... Indoor Track: Finished 15th at the ECAC Championships (3/5) in the 5,000 meters (17:24.13) ... at the New England Championships (2/25) placed fourth in the 3,000 meter run (10:04.05) ... narrowly missed all-conference honors in the 5,000 meters at the A-10 Championships (2/18) coming in third with a time of 17:24.98 ... led UMass in the 5,000 meter, 3,000 meter, and mile races ... Cross Country: Took sixth at the A-10 Championship (10/20) to earn All-Conference honors for the first time since Kristin Cisowski did in 2001 ... ran a season-best time of 18:21.1 on the 5K course ... has led UMass in 14 consecutive races ... placed 34th overall at the NCAA Regional meet (11/12) ... placed 21st at the New England Championships (10/8).

    2004-05 (Fresman): One of the top distance runners for UMass during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... took sixth-place at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships (2/19) in the 5,000 meters (17:53.83) and seventh in the 5,000 meters (18:14.72) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships (5/8) ... ran a 17:50.82 in the 5,000 meters finishing ninth for her top-time of the year at the New England Indoor Championships (2/26) ... took ninth at the New England Outdoor Championships (5/14) in the 5,000 meters with her ninth-place time of 17:56.08 ... during the outdoor season, was the top UMass runner in both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters ... set her season-best time of 4:51.34 in the 1,500 meters at the UConn Invitational (4/30) and her top time of 17:46.61 with a third-place finish at the Brown Invitational (4/16) ... during the indoor season, won the 3,000 meters with her season-best effort of 10:25.12 at the Rhode Island Mega Meet (2/5) ... during the cross country season, had an outstanding rookie season leading UMass in every race ... had three top-10 finishes highlighted by a first-place mark at the UMass Invitational (9/18) where she ran an 18:12 on the home course ... twice named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week ... finished second overall at the Syracuse Orange Classic (9/25) with a time of 19:33.14 ... ran a 22:45.3 at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet (11/13) to finish 63rd overall ... just missed Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors as she finished 12th overall at the league meet (10/30) running an 18:35 ... finished 25th overall at the New England Championship meet (10/8) with her time of 18:39 ... with her time of 18:16 at the Albany Invitational (10/16) she finished ninth overall.

    Before UMass: All-New York Cross Country runner as a junior and senior ... also earned all-county honors as a sophomore and senior ... indoor and outdoor track all-county runner in the 3,000 meters ... finished her senior season as the 19th ranked cross country runner in New York ... team captain for cross country and indoor track as a senior ... led track teams to two league championships ... guided cross country team to four county titles (eight consecutive for the program).

    Personal: Christina Michelle DeRosa ... daughter of Anthony and Alice DeRosa ... has one sister, Nicole ... born Nov. 10, 1986 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. ... majoring in kinesiology.

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      Event Calendar

      Saturday, Apr 26
      at UNH Pre-Conference Meet 11:30 AM
      Saturday, May 3
      vs Atlantic 10 Championship 9:00 AM
      Sunday, May 4
      vs Atlantic 10 Championship 9:00 AM
      Friday, May 9
      at New England Championship 12:00 PM
      Saturday, May 10
      at New England Championship 12:00 PM
      Saturday, May 17
      at ECAC Championship All Day
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