Sophie Blackburn
Sophie Blackburn
Height: 5-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
High School: Wichita Collegiate School
Major: Biological Engineering

2017-18: CRCA National Scholar-Athlete... IRA All-Academic Team... Competed in eight regattas... Was in the #1 seat of the V4 that finished seventh at the Head of the Charles... Competed in the Varsity 8 boat in three regattas, with her first appearance coming in a win over Simmons and Bates... Was in the 2V8 and the V4 at the Knecht Cup, including in the #1 seat of the V4 that won the Petite Final... Was in the #3 seat of the V4 at the IRA National Championship. [COMPLETE RESULTS]

2016-17: IRA All-Academic Team... CRCA Scholar-Athlete... Competed in six regattas, including five in the 2V8 boat... Rowed in the #2 seat at the Foot of the Charles (11/12), the #7 vs. Simmons (3/31), the #3 at the Knecht Cup (4/9) and in the #1 seat at the Muri Cup/Beanpot and against Tufts... Moved to the V4 boat for the IRA National Championship on 6/2-4, where the team finished with the top finish in program history at fourth as she rowed in the #2 seat. [COMPLETE RESULTS]

2015-16: Appeared in 11 events … rowed in the #1 seat of the 2V8 in five races … finished second in the petite final of the Lightweight Invitational (4/17) … was the #3 seat of the N4 that finished fifth in the semifinals of the Dad Vail Regatta (5/13). [COMPLETE RESULTS]

Off The Water at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering with a concentration in theory of languages... Did a summer internship at the Institute of Biological Engineering at Catalonia (IBEC) developing a microfluidic capillary-on-a-chip... Earned the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation Scholarship... External relations chair on the Society of Women Engineers Board... MIT Puppy Lab Research Event Coordinator.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Wichita Collegiate School … lettered in cross country and swimming … Cum Laude Society … Scholars Bowl … Piano … High Honor Roll all four years … Foreign Language Award.