Jaclyn Konopka
Jaclyn Konopka
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Novi, Mich.
High School: Northville
Position: Multi Events
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2014: All-American (4x100m) … NCAA Qualifier (100m hurdles, pentathlon) … NEWMAC All-Conference (100m hurdles) … CoSIDA Academic All-District …NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (Outdoor): earned All-America accolades as a member of the eighth place finishing 4x100m relay that crossed in 48.18 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5/24) … finished 18th in the 100m hurdles at NCAAs with a final time of 14.57 … recorded a lifetime best time of 14.49 in the 100m hurdles to finish second at the ECAC Championships (5/15) … crossed 10th in the 100m hurdles in 14.92 and finished 20th in the high jump, with a season best height of 5-03.00, at the NEICAAA Championships (5/10) … (Indoor): earned 3131 points for a 15th place finish in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/15) … finished second in the high jump by clearing 5-03.00 at the New England Division III Championships (2/22) … recorded a season best time of 9.15 in the 60m hurdles to finish second at the Tufts Stampede Invite (2/1), also finished second in the long jump clearing 16-10.75 … set a varsity record of 5-04.50 in the high jump en route to a second place finish in the pentathlon at the Harvard Multi Meet (1/25) … won three events at Bates (1/11), the high jump clearing 5-03.00, the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.19, and the long jump with a final distance of 16-06.00

2013: CoSIDA Academic All-District … CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American … All-America (Pentathlon) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … USTFCCCA All-Academic … (indoor): tied for tenth in the high jump with a 4-09.75 at the Tufts Stampede (2/01) … was sixth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.59, tied for fifth in the high jump with a 4-11.75, third in the long jump with a 16-05.00 and fifth in the shot put with a 33-01.00 at the Cupid Challenge (2/11) … was first in the pentathlon with 3,453 points at ECACs (3/01), breaking the MIT school record … tied for sixth place in the pentathlon with 3,387 points at NCAAs (3/08) … (outdoor): finished in fourth in the 100m hurdles in 15.22, fifth in the high jump with a 5-02.25 and was part of the 4x100 relay that finished in third with a time of 49.52 at the NEWMAC Championships (4/27) … tied the school record in the High Jump with a jump of 5-03.25 and came first in the heptathlon with 4,420 points at the New England Division III Championships (5/04) … won the heptathlon with 4,625 points at ECACs (5/17), setting a new MIT varsity record … finished in 20th place in the heptathlon with 4,282 points at the NCAA Championships (5/25).

2012: Finished sixth in the pentathlon (3062 points) at the New England Division III Championship (indoor) … ranked second on the team for shot put indoor (34-05 ½) and the pentathlon (3062 points) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … All-New England.

2011: NCAA Division III All-Region in pentathlon (indoor) … set MIT rookie outdoor record in javelin (108-5 feet) … recorded program’s third-best pentathlon score (2958 points), seventh-best 55HH time (8.91 seconds) and eight-best high jump mark (5-0.25 feet) of all-time … recorded program’s fifth-best heptathlon score (3529 points), fifth-best javelin mark (108-5 feet), sixth-best outdoor high jump mark (4-11.00 feet) and seventh-best 100HH time (16.05 seconds) of all-time … won distance medley relay against Colby and Bates (13:10.08) …won javelin (108-5 feet) against Colby and Bates … All-New England.

Off the Track: Majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with minors in chemistry and biology…intern as part of the University of Michigan Cancer Research Summer Internship Program during summer of 2013 … researched in the Nedivi Lab at MIT … conducted research in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab and the Fee Lab … president of BrainTrust … coauthor of Sins of omission: Children selectively explore when agents fail to tell the whole truth, which is currently in review … Honorable Mention for Outstanding Research for work in the Nedivi Lab, as awarded by the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences … essay titled “The Gift of Education” was published in the 2011 MIT Angles Journal … the Boston Home volunteer … Massachusetts Eye and Ear Surgery Center volunteer … high school physics tutor.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Northville High School.