Alex Knapp
Alex Knapp
Height: 6-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Chester, Pa.
High School: B. Reed Henderson
Position: Distance
Major: Aerospace Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
1,000m - 2:35.19
Mile - 4:30.32
3,000m - 8:41.13

1,500m - 4:17.34
10,000m - 33:09.29

2017-18: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Competed in seven meets... Ran a season-best 2:35.19 to finish fifth in the 1,000m at the Bowdoin College Invitational... Ran 8:41.13 in the 3,000m at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic and 4:30.32 in the mile at the Tufts Cupid Challenge... Was 22nd in the 3,000m at the New England D3 Indoor Championship with a time of 9:01.77... Ran 4:17.34 in the dual meet with Williams and was fifth in the 10,000m at the NEWMAC Championship in a season-best time of 33:09.29.

2016-17: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Did not compete.

2015-16: Did not compete as a freshman.

Off the Track at MIT: Also a member of the MIT men’s cross country team... Majoring in aerospace engineering with a minor in computer science and a concentration in Russian language... Member of Air Force ROTC... Earned the Catalent Global Scholarship... Zero Robotics UROP... UROP in the MIT Space System Lab... Member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society... Software development intern at OSISoft, Inc... Conducted autonomy research at Skoltech University's Intelligent Space Robotics Lab in Russia.

High School: A 2015 graduate of B. Reed Henderson High School … eleven-time letter winner in cross country and track & field … Captain of both teams … two-time Cross Country State Team Champion … two-time Pennsylvania AAA State Cross Country Medalist … two-time NXN Team National Qualifier … First Team 2013 & 2014 All-Chesmont League … First Team 2014 All-District 1 … Second Team 2014 All-State PA … Third Team 2014 All-Region Northeast … Second Team 2013 All-District 1 … Third Team 2013 All-State PA … also played on the West Chester United Soccer Club (WCUSC) … earned the John Hay Memorial Scholarship and Catalent Global Scholars Scholarship … National Merit Honor Society Commendation … AP Scholar Award … National Honor Society … Italian Honor Society… President of Ski/Snowboard Club … Co-founder of Rock Climbing Club … Treasurer of CISV Brandywine Valley Junior Branch Board for two years.