Nneoma Okonkwo
Nneoma Okonkwo
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
High School: Kent School
Position: Jumps
Major: Biological Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
60m - 7.79 - MIT Varsity Indoor Record
200m - 25.74
LJ - 19', 4.25" (5.90m) - MIT Varsity Indoor Record

100m - 12.25
200m - 26.13
LJ -  19', 6" (5.94m) - MIT Varsity Outdoor Record

2016-17: USTFCCCA New England Indoor Field Athlete of the Year... USTFCCCA All-American (Indoor - Long Jump)... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Long Jump)... NEICAAA Champion (Indoor - Long Jump)... New England D3 Champion (Indoor - Long Jump)... New England All-Region (Indoor - Long Jump and 60m)... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... NEWMAC Champion (100m, Long Jump and 4x100)... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week (Apr. 10 and Apr. 18)... CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American... CoSIDA Academic All-District... Placed 12th in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championship with a jump of 17 feet, 11.5 inches... Won the long jump at the NEICAAA Championship at 18 feet, 6.5 inches and the D3 New England Outdoor Championship at 19 feet, 3.25 inches... Was also sixth in the 4x100 at the D3 Outdoor New England's... At the NEWMAC Championship, she won the 100m in 12:04, the long jump at 18 feet, 10.5 inches and the 4x100 relay at 47.80... She was also 10th in the 200 at 26.39... Placed fifth in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championship with a leap of 18 feet, 9.75 inches... Won the NEICAAA Indoor Long Jump championship and the D3 New England Indoor Championship... She was also second in the 60m at the D3 New England Indoor meeet and ninth in the 200m.

2015-16: All-American (Outdoor - Long Jump) ... NCAA Qualifier (Outdoor - Long Jump) ... USTFCCCA All-Region (Indoor and Outdoor - Long Jump) ... NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (Long Jump) ... Broke the MIT Varsity Indoor Records for the 60m dash (7.85) and the long jump (17', 11" - 5.46m) ... Broke the MIT Varsity Outdoor Record for the long jump (19', 6" - 5.94m) ... NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week (4/18) ... competed in eight indoor meets ... set a personal best time of 7.85 in the 60m dash at the New England Division III Indoor Championshiop (2/19-20) and 25.95 in the 200m dash at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational (1/29-30) ... competed in eight outdoor meets ... finished fourth in the long jump with a best leap of 19', 6" (5.94m) at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship (5/26-28) ... placed third in the long jump (18', 5.25" - 5.62m) and seventh in the 100m dash (12.74) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (5/5-7) ... runner up in the long jump (18', 6.5" - 5.65m), placed fifth in the 100m (12.61) and seventh in the 200m (25.94) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/30) ... her time of 12.47 in the 100m at the Williams Dual Meet (4/16) was a new personal best.

2014-15: NEWMAC Champion (4x100 Relay) ... competed in three indoor meets ... opened her collegiate career by winning the long jump at the Bates Tri-Meet (1/10) with a best leap of 17', 2.25" (5.24m) ... Broke the MIT Rookie Outdoor Record for the 100m (12.58) ... competed in seven outdoor meets ... helped the 4x100 relay team to first (48.87) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/25),  second (48.30) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (4/30-5/2) and fourth (48.06) at the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship (5/14) ... registered a season-best leap of 17', 8.75" (5.40m) for second place in the long jump at the PLNU Collegiate Invitational (3/28).

Off the Track: Majoring in biological engineering ... Interned at NonoBio REU at UGA ... earned the Ronald McDonald Scholarship ... ASA ... BE-BMES ... Pre-med Society... St. Nicholas Hospitals Intern... Nanotechnology and Biomedicine Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at UGA... African Students' Association Social Chair... Campus Relations Officer for the Colleges Against Cancer Association responsible for organizing MIT's annual Relay for Life.

High School: A 2014 graduate of the Kent School in Connecticut ... earned Best Female Athlete award ... two-time varsity letterwinner ... also competed in soccer and lacrosse ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Head of Diversity Club ... High Honor Roll.