Shivani Kaushal
Shivani Kaushal
Height: 5-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Grand Blanc, Mich.
High School: Grand Blanc
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2013: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … competed in four events as a junior … finished 24th at the NEWMAC Championships (11/3) with a season best 5k time of 19:40.90 … raced in the NEICAAA sub-varsity contest (10/12) finishing in a time of 20:05 … placed 37th at the Purple Valley Classic (9/28) with a time of 24:00.0 … started off the season at the Southern Maine Invitational (9/21) finishing 64th in 19:49.67.

2012: Competed in five meets as a sophomore … finished 21st with a time of 12:25 at the Keene State Alumni Invitational (9/01) … came tenth in the sub-varsity 5k at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational (9/15) in 19:23 … placed 71st at the Purple Valley Classic (9/22) with a time of 24:19 … finished 47th at NEICAAAs (10/07) in 19:22.81 … came 29th with a time of 19:43.88 at NEWMACs (10/27).

2011: Competed in two events as a freshman … named to the NEWMAC All-Conference team … in the Engineers Cup (9/10) she placed fourth with a time of 19:59 … captured 12th at the NEWMAC Championships (10/30) in 19:31.

Off the Cross Country Trail: Majoring in brain and cognitive sciences … also part of the MIT women’s track and field teams … researched the cognitive bases of autism in the Saxe Lab … received research funding from Simmons Center for the Social Brain … conducted a UROP in the Langer Lab at the Koch Institute … co-president of the Colleges Against Cancer fundraising committee … corporate sponsorships chair for GlobeMed at MIT … Student-Athlete Advisory Committee community service co-chair …tutor for Let’s Get Ready college prep program … tutor for ReachOut reading program … Relay for Life team participant … volunteered for Samanvai Organization for Children with Disabilities … Lego DNA kit building.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Grand Blanc High School … cross country all-conference, all-county and all-region teams … team MVP … owns school record in 5k … academic all-state … National Honors Society … National Merit Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction … Humanitarian Committee Youth Member.