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

2018-19: CRCA Scholar-Athlete... IRA All-Academic Team... Competed in five regattas, all in the Varsity 8 boat... Was in the No. 6 seat of the V8 at the Dad Vail Regatta and the IRA National Championship. [COMPLETE RESULTS]

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 President... Interned at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in the Global Vaccines Business Unit.

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.