Jaclyn Konopka
Jaclyn Konopka
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Novi, Mich.
High School: Northville
Position: Multi Events
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2014: All-American (4x100m) ... NCAA Qualifier (100m hurdles, pentathlon and 4x100) …NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award... NEWMAC All-Conference (100m hurdles) … CoSIDA Academic All-District …NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (Outdoor): earned All-America accolades as a member of the eighth place finishing 4x100m relay that crossed in 48.18 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5/24) … finished 18th in the 100m hurdles at NCAAs with a final time of 14.57 … recorded a lifetime best time of 14.49 in the 100m hurdles to finish second at the ECAC Championships (5/15) … crossed 10th in the 100m hurdles in 14.92 and finished 20th in the high jump, with a season best height of 5-03.00, at the NEICAAA Championships (5/10) … (Indoor): earned 3131 points for a 15th place finish in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/15) … finished second in the high jump by clearing 5-03.00 at the New England Division III Championships (2/22) … recorded a season best time of 9.15 in the 60m hurdles to finish second at the Tufts Stampede Invite (2/1), also finished second in the long jump clearing 16-10.75 … set a varsity record of 5-04.50 in the high jump en route to a second place finish in the pentathlon at the Harvard Multi Meet (1/25) … won three events at Bates (1/11), the high jump clearing 5-03.00, the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.19, and the long jump with a final distance of 16-06.00

2013: CoSIDA Academic All-District … CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American … All-America (Pentathlon) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … USTFCCCA All-Academic … (indoor): tied for tenth in the high jump with a 4-09.75 at the Tufts Stampede (2/01) … was sixth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.59, tied for fifth in the high jump with a 4-11.75, third in the long jump with a 16-05.00 and fifth in the shot put with a 33-01.00 at the Cupid Challenge (2/11) … was first in the pentathlon with 3,453 points at ECACs (3/01), breaking the MIT school record … tied for sixth place in the pentathlon with 3,387 points at NCAAs (3/08) … (outdoor): finished in fourth in the 100m hurdles in 15.22, fifth in the high jump with a 5-02.25 and was part of the 4x100 relay that finished in third with a time of 49.52 at the NEWMAC Championships (4/27) … tied the school record in the High Jump with a jump of 5-03.25 and came first in the heptathlon with 4,420 points at the New England Division III Championships (5/04) … won the heptathlon with 4,625 points at ECACs (5/17), setting a new MIT varsity record … finished in 20th place in the heptathlon with 4,282 points at the NCAA Championships (5/25).

2012: Finished sixth in the pentathlon (3062 points) at the New England Division III Championship (indoor) … ranked second on the team for shot put indoor (34-05 ½) and the pentathlon (3062 points) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … All-New England.

2011: NCAA Division III All-Region in pentathlon (indoor) … set MIT rookie outdoor record in javelin (108-5 feet) … recorded program’s third-best pentathlon score (2958 points), seventh-best 55HH time (8.91 seconds) and eight-best high jump mark (5-0.25 feet) of all-time … recorded program’s fifth-best heptathlon score (3529 points), fifth-best javelin mark (108-5 feet), sixth-best outdoor high jump mark (4-11.00 feet) and seventh-best 100HH time (16.05 seconds) of all-time … won distance medley relay against Colby and Bates (13:10.08) …won javelin (108-5 feet) against Colby and Bates … All-New England.

Off the Track: Majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in  biology…Walle J.H.Nauta Award for Oustanding Researc...Hans Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Academics at MIT...intern as part of the University of Michigan Cancer Research Summer Internship Program during summer of 2013 … researched in the Nedivi Lab at MIT … conducted research in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab and the Fee Lab … president of BrainTrust … co-author of Sins of omission: Children selectively explore when agents fail to tell the whole truth, which is currently in review … Honorable Mention for Outstanding Research for work in the Nedivi Lab, as awarded by the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences … essay titled “The Gift of Education” was published in the 2011 MIT Angles Journal … the Boston Home volunteer … Massachusetts Eye and Ear Surgery Center volunteer … high school physics tutor.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Northville High School.