2009 ACC CHAMPIONS 2009 VARSITY 4 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
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Heather Cummings
Position: Rower
Year: Senior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
High School: First Colonial
Major: Preprofessional Health Studies

 

2012-13: Named second-team All-South Region...joins Lucy Doolittle and teammate Katie Bruggeling as the only Clemson rowers to earn three all-region honors...Academic All-ACC selection...earned the Lisa Reid Most Inspirational Rower award in the fall...rowed with the 1st Varsity 8+ in all seven regattas...member of the 1st Varsity 8+ that recorded a time of 6:23.4 at the Clemson Invite, best Clemson time on Lake Hartwell in school history...rowed in the three seat in the 1V8 that finished third at the ACC Championships. 

2011-12: Named CRCA second-team All-American...CRCA first-team All-South Region selection...All-ACC selection...named to the All-ACC Academic Team...spent the entire season with the 1st Varsity 8+ crew that started the season with four straight first-place finishes...rowed the two seat in the 1st Varsity 8+ that finished second at the ACC Championships...part of the 1st Varsity 8+ that recorded a time of 6:26.08 against Kansas, 10th best time in school history...named ACC Crew-of-the-Week for that performance.

2010-11: Second-team All-South Region selection...named Academic All-ACC...member of the 1st Varsity 8+ that was named ACC Crew-of-the-Year...rowed with the 1V8 for the entire season...started the season with five straight first-place finishes...rowed the three seat for the 1st Varsity 8 that defeated #12 Michigan and #7 Ohio State at the ACC/Big Ten challenge...rowed the three seat for the 1st Varsity 8+ that finished second at the ACC Championships...rowed the three seat for the 1V8 that finished second at the Oak Ridge Regional...rowed the three seat for the 1st Varsity 8+ that finished 15th at the NCAA Championships.

2009-10: Rowed with the 1st Novice 8+ in two regattas while spending four regattas in the 2nd Varsity 8+ as a freshman...rowed in the three seat of the 2nd Varsity 8+ that finished second at the ACC Championships...rowed in the three seat of the 2nd Varsity 4+ that finished third in the Open 4+ race at the South/Central Sprints...rowed in the three seat of the 2nd Varsity 8+ that finished 16th at the NCAA Championships.

First Colonial High School Highlights: Named MVP of the basketball team as a junior and a senior...second-team all-district as a junior...first-team all-district and second-team all-tidewater selection as a senior for basketball...named to the all-academic team as a junior and a senior...placed first in the Hampton Roads erg pull in 2009...also placed first in the Mid-Atlantic erg sprints in 2009...earned four varsity letters in basketball, two in volleyball and softball, and one in soccer.

Personal: Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011, 12, 13)...graduated on December 20, 2012 with a degree in health science...sister, Brittany, was an All-American rower at Clemson from 2007-10...born March 24, 1991.


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