Vedaant Paul Kukadia
Vedaant Paul Kukadia
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Manhasset, N.Y.
High School: Manhasset
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2017-18: CSA Individual National Championship Qualifier … ranked fourth on the team with 13 wins as a sophomore as he went 13-11 overall … played all of his matches at position two … at the CSA Individual National Championship, was edged by Belal Nawar of St. Lawrence and Aryaman Adik of Trinity … defeated nine student-athletes from nationally-ranked teams including thrilling five-set victories over Dherief Shanhin of No. 33 Denison (4-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-8, 11-5), Jacob Ellen of No. 21 Middlebury (10-12, 11-5, 14-12, 4-11, 11-9) and Alan Litman of No. 28 Tufts (13-11, 11-1, 11-13, 4-11, 14-12) … six of his wins came as three-set sweeps … [SEASON STATS]

CSA Individual National Championship Qualifier … led the Engineers in victories with a record of 18-7 ... posted a mark of 13-5 at position three and an undefeated 5-0 at position two … became the 15th student-athlete in program history to qualify for the CSA Individual National Championship … went 2-1 at the CSA Team Championship as he bested David Merkel of No. 24 Amherst College 8-11, 9-11, 17-15, 11-3, 11-7 and Alex Wattles of No. 22 Dickinson College 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4 … against nationally-ranked teams, Kukadia was 9-5 as he aided the Engineers defeat No. 22 Hobart College, No. 30 Haverford College, No. 29 Connecticut College, No. 22 Dickinson College, No. 24 Bowdoin College, No. 22 Colby College, No. 28 Tufts University and No. 24 Amherst College … won 11 of his matches in three-set sweeps ... [SEASON STATS]

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in electrical engineering and computer science ... interned at LIGO, AdjuCor and Tookitaki ... MIT 100K Finalist ... Entrepreneur.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Manhasset High School ... placed second in the New York Regional Squash Championship ... 2014 and 2015 Scholar-Athlete award ... CityView Club Champion Men's A Division in JV Cross Country ... also competed in alpine skiing, swimming and golf ... National Honor Society ... Science Honor Society ... Math Honor Society ... Spanish Honor Society ... Exemplars Honor Society ... NASSCOM representative at the JP Morgan and Chase Hackathon ... junior ski instructor at Stratton Mountain ...  Squash Camp Counselor O¨nto¨de Sportcentrum ... Devsheela Memorial Trust Education Director ... Math Mentor Program ... Long Island Squash Tournament Director ... Google Science Fair Regional Finalist ... Placed first in the WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair ... Earned the highest honors in the Long Island Science Congress Fair ... Placed first in teh New York Science Congress Fair ... Green Planet Special Award ...