Maddie Van Ummersen
Maddie Van Ummersen
Height: 5-8
Year: SR
Hometown: Duxbury, Mass.
High School: Duxbury
Previous College: Miami (Ohio)
Major: Nutrition & Dietetics

2018 (Junior)

  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that placed 20th in its flight at the NCAA Championship, matching the highest finish by any Rhode Island boat at the national championship (5/25 and 5/26)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship, helping the Rams to their sixth conference title (5/5)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ against Dartmouth, Boston College, and Bates (4/21)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia (4/14)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight on both days at the George Washington Invitational (4/6 and 4/7)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat at the Doc Hosea Invitational (3/31)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that placed second in the grand final of the Cooper Sprints (3/25)

2017 (Sophomore)

  • Rowed in the fourth seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/6)
  • Rowed in the fourth seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that defeated MIT and Holy Cross (4/22)
  • Rowed in the fourth seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that beat Boston College and Boston University (4/15)
  • Rowed in the third seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won both of its races, beating Navy, George Washington, Saint Joseph's and MIT at the George Washington Invitational (4/8)
  • Rowed in the third seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that placed 2nd out of 10 teams at the Doc Hosea Invitational (4/2)
  • Rowed in the third seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that beat MIT in Boston, Mass. (3/25)

Before URI

  • Attended Miami (Ohio), where she was a member of the Varsity 8+ boat in 2015-16
  • Attended Duxbury High School, where she played volleyball and was on the rowing team
  • Won the Sportsmanship Award for rowing in 2014
  • Helped Duxbury win the MPSRA Championship in the spring of 2014
  • Was part of the seventh-place team at the National School's Regatta

Personal

  • Born Nov. 14, 1995
  • Daughter of Winnie Long and Gordon Van Ummersen
  • Has an older sister, Caroline, who graduated from the University of Richmond in 2016
  • Chose Rhode Island because she was excited about being part of a strong rowing team
  • Enjoys running, healthy cooking, baking and rowing
  • Favorite athlete is Olympic steeplechaser Emma Coburn
  • Majoring in Nutrition