UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester
Becky Stoyle breaks the school record in the triple jump and sets the UMass Track & Field Complex facility record.
The Minutewomen throwers combined for 64 of the team's 168.5 points in Saturdays meet.
On Saturday, April 20 UMass will compete at Hart Track in Worcester, Mass. for the Holy Cross Invitational beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The Minutewomen open up competition Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M.
WT&F-PRE CONF. MEET Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Fourth All-Time At UMass In The High Jump - 5-5 (2/26/12)
As a senior in 2013:Outdoor: Battled injury to compete in three events over the course of the outdoor season ... Set her season best mark in the high jump at the New England Championship with a height of 5-feet, 3-inches (5/11) ... Placed fourth at the Holy Cross Invitational in the high jump leaping 5-feet and 1-inch (4/20). Indoor: Appeared in six meets competing in three events ... Scored in four meets with two first place performances in the high jump ... Tied the fourth best height in UMass history while tying her career best at the New England Championship leaping 5-feet, 5-inches (2/22) ... Scored in the high jump at the URI Coaches Invite (2/2) and in the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (1/25), capping off a four meet stretch of scoring for the Minutewomen in the event ... Placed first in the high jump at the Sorlien Invitational (1/19) after placing first at the GoRhody Invite (1/11) where she tied her career best mark and the fourth best all-time mark at UMass of 5-feet, 5-inches.
As a junior in 2012: Outdoor: Appeared in four meets, competing in the high jump, long jump, 200 meter dash and the 4x400 meter relay ... Leaped a distance of 18-2.25 in the long jump at the New England Championships and placed second (5/11) ... Competed in the high jump at the A-10 Championships (5/5) ... Leaped the third best mark in the high jump (5-1) and the long jump (17-2.75) at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/21) ... Placed fifth in the long jump at the UMass Invitational with a distance of 17-6.75 (4/14) ... Finished third in the long jump and the high jump at the AIC Invitational (4/7). Indoor: Placed fifth at the Charles Torpey Tribute (2/4) ... Finished second in the high jump and third in the 4x400 meter relay at the GoRhody Invitational (1/21) ... Placed second in the high jump at the Sorlein Invitational (1/14).
As a sophomore in 2011: Outdoor: Competed in the high jump where she recorded a mark of 5-03.00 as her best mark of the season twice, on May 8, 2011 at the A-10 Championship Meet and on April 9, 2011 at the UMass Invitational...Her second best mark came on April 2, 2011 at the AIC Invitational with a mark of 5-02.00. Indoor: Set the fourth best all-time mark in the high jump with a height of 5-05.00, which first came at the Giegengack Invitational and was also a first place jump at the meet...Participated in the long jump, with her best mark coming at the Valentine Invitational (16-05.75)...Her mark of 5-03.00 at the Spark Sorlein Invitational gave her a first place finish at the meet.
As a freshman in 2010: Outdoor: At the New England Championships (5/8), set a mark of 5-01.00 in the high jump, good for 17th overall...Placed fifth in the high jump (5-03.00) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/2)...Also placed 17th in the long jump (17-00.50) at the meet...Grabbed third place in the high jump with a mark of 5-01.75 at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/24)...Placed 10th in the long jump (16-08.50) at the UNH Meet...At the Larry Ellis Invite (4/17), notched an eighth place finish in the high jump (5-01.00) and a 13th place finish in the long jump (16-09.25)...Took third place in the high jump (5-01.00) at the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10)...Also placed fourth in the long jump (17-02.75) at the meet...Posted a height of 5-02.50 and a fourth place finish in the high jump at the UConn Invite (4/3). Indoor: Placed 16th in the pentathlon with 2559 points at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19)... At the Giegengack Invite (2/5), notched a fifth place finish in the high jump with a height of 4-11.00... Also took 22nd place in the 400 meters at the meet with a time of 1:02.93.
Before UMass: A 2009 graduate of East Lyme High School where she was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Carl Reichard and the Vikings ... Helped team to Class L indoor and outdoor track titles in 2007 and 2008 ... Named Eastern Connecticut Conference Rookie of the Year in 2006, winning the ECC high jump championship ... Captained both the Vikings indoor and outdoor track teams as a senior in 2009.
Personal: Rebecca Anne Banker ... Born September 12, 1991, in New London, Conn. ... Daughter of Robert and Bonnie Banker ... Has one sister and one brother, Alexandra and Logan ... Double majoring in Economics and Sport Management.
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