Kaila Pfrang
Kaila Pfrang
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Suffolk, Va.
High School: Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Major: Aerospace Engineering

- Competed in 17 regattas as a sophomore
- Guided the Engineers to their first-ever NEISA Women's Championship and to a 12th place finish at the ICSA Women's National Championship 
- In the fall, placed first in the A Division at the Toni Deutsch Regatta, fourth in the B Division at the Coed Showcase Finals and sixth at both the Hoyt Trophy and the Hatch Brown Trophy 
- In the spring, finished 15th in the A Division at the National Championship
- Also won the Women's Team Race Invitational, and finished third at the Southern New England Team Race, the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup and the Thompson Trophy
- Additionally, placed sixth at the NEISA Team Race Championship and 11th in the A Division at the NEISA Coed Championship


- Competed in 12 regattas as a freshman
- In the fall, finished third at both the Harvard Invite and the Midweek Firefly and also took ninth in the B Division at the Nickerson Trophy and 12th in the C Division at the Oberg Trophy 
- In the spring, placed second in the B Division at the Sperry Women's National Semifinals as well as second at the Midweek Firefly, second at the Harvard Women's Team Race, fourth at the Women's  National Team Race Invite, fifth in the B Division at the Emily Wick Trophy, seventh in the B Division at the Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy, eighth at the Duplin Women's Team Race and ninth at the Geiger Team Race

On Dry Land at MIT:

- Majoring aerospace engineering with a minor in chemical engineering 
- Intern at Poly6 Technologies and the NASA Langley Research Center
- Undergraduate Association Innovation Committee Chief-of-Staff & Project Lead

High School:
- A 2017 graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
- Four-year member and captain of the varsity sailing team four-time Varsity Sailing Sailor of the Year
- 2012 Varsity Sailing Crew of the Year
- 2013 Varsity Sailing Leadership Award
- 2017 Varsity Swimming Rookie of the Year
- Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association (VISA) Top Women’s team
- Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association (VISA) Top Skipper’s team
- Placed third at the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association Regatta 505 in 2016
- Won the Virginia Junior Commonwealth Championship Regatta C420 in 2015
- Also competed for the Hampton Yacht Club Junior Race Team were she was the 2014 and 2015 Clyde W. Winter Junior Award Winner and was named 2015 Best Skipper for HYC Race Team
- National Honor Society
- National Honor Society Special Events Chair
- Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Student Board Co-founder & leader
- Spectrum Literary Magazine Editor-in-Chief
- Salutatorian
- High Honors
- American Mathematics Contest 12 Top Score
- Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing
- Washington and Lee University Book Award
- Anne Bagnell Jones Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement
- Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Achievement Honors; Continental Mathematics League Award for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
- Dr. K.M. Shah Math and Science Award
- Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholar