Mohammed Hijaz
Mohammed Hijaz
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Schererville, Ind.
High School: Lake Central
Position: Sabre
Major: Biology
Top Finishes
The Big One Invitational 30th Place (Oct. 28, 2018)
New England Championship n/a
NCAA Northeast Regional Championship n/a


Favorite Sports Memory:
- Getting destroyed in fencing by an Olympian

Favorite Moment as an MIT Student-Athlete:
- Team bonding

- Overall record: 2-4
- NFC record: 2-0
- Ranked 30th at The Big One Invitational (10/28)

Off the Fencing Strip at MIT:
- Majoring in biology
- Researched transcription factor and protein dynamics in MES + mRNA dynamics in MES
- Conducted research in the MIT BioPhysics Lab
- MIT Muslim Students’ Association
- Residence hall chair
- Intramural soccer

High School:
- Graduated from Lake Central High School
- Earned a varsity letter for soccer
- Scholar Athlete Award all four years
- National Honor Society
- Recipient of 40+ medals for Science Olympiad
- Finished third in math at the Academic Super Bowl regional
- Academic honors at graduation
- Science Olympiad president, school corporation merit and advanced program committee member, Hoosier Boys state delegate