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

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor:
60m - 7.85 - MIT Varsity Indoor Record
200m - 25.95
LJ - 17', 11" (5.46m) - MIT Varsity Indoor Record

Outdoor:
100m - 12.47
200m - 26.44
LJ -  19', 6" (5.94m) - MIT Varsity Outdoor Record

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.