Erika Pena
Erika Pena
Height: 5-9
Year: JR
Hometown: Warwick, R.I.
High School: Toll Gate
Major: Undeclared

2018 (Junior)

  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that placed 21st in its heat at the NCAA Championship (5/25 and 5/26)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship, leading the Rams to their sixth conference title (5/5)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that beat Boston College to win the Resolute Cup. The Rams also beat Bates and fell to Dartmouth (4/21)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that won the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia (4/14)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight on Day One and finished second on Day Two at the George Washington Invitational (4/6 and 4/7)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ boat at the Doc Hosea Invitational (3/31)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that placed second in the grand final of the Cooper Sprints (3/25)

2017 (Sophomore)

  • Rowed in the sixth seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/6)
  • Rowed in the sixth seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that defeated MIT and Holy Cross (4/22)
  • Rowed in the sixth seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that beat Boston College and Boston University (4/15)
  • Rowed in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat at the George Washington Invitational (4/8)
  • Rowed in the seventh seat for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that placed 2nd out of 10 teams at the Doc Hosea Invitational (4/2)
  • Rowed in the sixth seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that beat MIT and Coast Guard in Boston, Mass. (3/25)

2016 (Freshman)

  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 4+ boat that placed second in its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship, helping the Rams win their fourth A-10 title and earn the program's second trip to the NCAA Championship (5/8)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 4+ boat that beat MIT and Holy Cross on Lake Quinsigamond (4/24)
  • Rowed in the sixth seat for the Third Varsity 8+ boat on both days of the Doc Hosea Invitational Regatta (4/2 and 4/3)
  • Made her collegiate debut in the fifth seat for the Third Varsity 8+ in its win at Massachusetts (3/26)

Before URI

  • Attended Toll Gate High School, where she earned four letters each in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field
  • Was captain of both the indoor and outdoor track & field teams
  • Was the 2015 Rhode Island state champion in the 55 meter hurdles
  • Earned All Class and All Division honors each year from 2011 through 2015
  • Was the Class B Cross Country Champion in 2014
  • Earned All Class and All Division honors in both indoor and outdoor track & field each year from 2011 through 2015
  • Set her school's long jump record with a leap of 17'7 
  • Helped Toll Gate win indoor track & field Class B and Division II championships in 2011 and 2015 

Personal

  • Born April 24, 1997
  • Daughter of Robin Corning and John Pena
  • Has one brother, Austin
  • Enjoys baking, cooking, painting, beach volleyball, running and singing
  • Undecided on a major