Paige Kouba
Paige Kouba
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.
High School: South Eugene
Position: Distance

Ran the course in 22:42 to finish as the second Harvard scorer at the Princeton Invitational Oct. 13

Before Harvard
Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... Also participated in cross country skiing and soccer ... Named captain of the cross country and track teams as a senior ... Guided cross country team to four district titles and one state championship and track team to three district titles and a state runner-up finish ... Oregon state champion in the 800m in 2012 after finishing runner-up in 2011 and 2010 ... Three-time district champion in the 800m and two-time winner in the 1500m ... Four-time all-league selection in cross country ... Earned third team all-state in 2010 and second team all-state in 2011 in cross country ... Seven-time all-conference selection in track and field ... Bi-Mart Spirit of a Champion winner in 2012 ... Received the Outstanding Freshman Award in cross country and track ... Named Most Inspirational in 2010 and 2012 ... Recognized with the Bob Hanes Perserverance Award in 2011 and the Outstanding Senior Award in 2012.

National Honor Society member ... National Merit Scholarship winner ... AP Scholar with Honors ... Editor and chief of The Axe student newspaper ... Society of Women Engineers 2012 Certificate of Merit for High Honor in Science and Mathematics recipient ... Member of the South Eugene Drama Department ... Co-founder of the Unicycling Appreciation Club ... Volunteered at the Oregon Track Club All-Comers Meets and the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials ... ESL class teaching assistant at Lane Community College ... Actor, usher and volunteer for Free Shakespeare in the Park ... Also enjoys unicycling, baking and doing crossword puzzles.