Women's Cross Country

Co-UMass Athletes Of The Week Go To Roa & Holmes

Karen Roa was the top UMass finisher at this past weekend's A-10 Championships.

Karen Roa was the top UMass finisher at this past weekend's A-10 Championships.

Nov. 1, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. - With a 28-7 victory for the UMass football team and a fifth place individual finish at the A-10 Cross Country Championships this past weekend, Tyler Holmes and Karen Roa took home Co-UMass Athletes of the Week on Monday. Holmes aided the Minutemen's victory over Richmond, recording one interception. Roa helped the Minutewomen to a tenth place team finish at the Conference Meet.

Posting the largest victory margin of the 2011 campaign, coach Kevin Morris and the football squad improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in CAA play with the Richmond victory on Saturday. Aiding the squad's efforts was co-captain Tyler Holmes, who registered five tackles and one interception. Holmes now leads the team in tackles with 79, and is one-of-six Minutemen to log at least one interception this season.

For coach Julie LaFreniere, Karen Roa was the top UMass harrier for a fifth time this season. The Jamaica, N.Y. native crossed the line at 17:37.7, while placing fifth overall and being named to the A-10 All-Conference Team.

Joining Holmes and Roa as speakers at this week's luncheon will be John Blihar, Director of Campus Recreation. The event is set to take place this Wednesday in the Cape Cod Room in the Student Union.




    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Oct 10
    at New England Championship 12:00 PM
    Friday, Oct 23
    at CCSU Mini-Meet (3K) 4:00 PM
    Saturday, Oct 31
    at Atlantic 10 Championship 10:45 AM
    Friday, Nov 13
    at NCAA Northeast Regional 12:00 PM
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