Kaiying Liao
Kaiying Liao
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Issaquah, Wash.
High School: Interlake
Major: Computer Science and Engineering

2013-14: One of MIT’s most consistent shooters as a senior … bettered her previous best season averages to averages to 550.0 in smallbore and 560.8 in air rifle … third on the team in both disciplines … competed in every match … had back-to-back 567s at the University of the Sciences (10/26-27) … upped her career best in smallbore to 548 on the first day of that competition … next time out she upped her smallbore score to a career-high 567 at the Beanpot (1/25) … third 567 air rifle score of the season at VMI (2/8) … set a new career-high in air rifle with a 576 at the NCAA Qualifier (2/22) … closed out the season with a 552 in smallbore and a 572 in air rifle at the MAC Championships (3/2) … finished fourth overall at the conference meet in air rifle.

2012-13: Saw action in every outing for MIT as a junior … set new career bests with her averages in both smallbore and air rifle … second on the team with her air rifle average of 559.8 … fourth on the team with an average score of 527.0 in smallbore … bested her previous career bests in both disciplines in the season opener against John Jay (10/13) … carded a 527 in smallbore and a 555 in air rifle… upped both marks again against SUNY Maritime (11/10) with scores of 531 and 565 … fired a 569 in air rifle against Wentworth (12/8) … career day at Coast Guard (2/16) setting career highs of 534 in smallbore and 570 in air rifle … finished 20th at the MAC Championships (2/23) in smallbore with a 531 and 6th in air rifle with a 569.

2011-12: Competed six times in both smallbore and air rifle … averaged 498.0 in smallbore and 535.3 in air rifle … posted her top smallbore score of 526 in her final match of the season in that discipline at Coast Guard (2/18) … came on strong at the end of the season in air rifle … posted two scores above her average in the final two matches of the season … season-high was a 551 at Coast Guard … finished 23rd at the MAC Championships (2/25) in air rifle with a 545, her second highest score of the season.

2010-11: Saw action in a pair of matches … both appearances came in smallbore … best score of 493 came in the Bean Pot (1/29).

Off The Range at MIT: Majoring in computer science and engineering … concentration in economics … Microsoft Research Asia Intern … internship at the Jet Propulsion Lab Systems Engineering Group … drug delivery research to produce and test polymeric hydrogels at Massachusetts General Hospital in affiliation with the Langer Lab … Risk Representative and Co-social chair in Alpha Chi Omega … Orientation Leader.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Interlake High School … National AP Scholar … IB Diploma … National Merit Finalist.