Paige Kouba
Paige Kouba
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.
High School: South Eugene
Position: Middle Distance
Major: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Personal Bests
800 Meters - 2:08.42 (I)
1,000 Meters - 2:44.76 (I)
1,500 Meters - 4:16.46(O)
1 Mile - 4:43.12 (I)
3,000m Steeplechase - 9:50.21 (O)

First team All-America (3000S) … CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team … Phi Beta Kappa … All-Ivy League first team (3000S) … CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (outdoor) … Spring Academic All-Ivy … All-Ivy League first team (indoor DMR) … Top finish in the DMR at the Ivy League Indoor Championships with a time of 11:30.85 … Placed fifth in the mile run at the Ivy League Indoor Championships, running a 4:54.45 … Placed second in a career-best performance in the indoor 1000 at the IC4A/ECAC Championships, running a 2:44.76 … Had a career-best time of 2:08.42 seconds in the outdoor 800 at the annual Harvard vs. Yale meet for a first place finish … Finished first at the Stanford Invitational in the 3000S with a career-best 9:50.21 seconds … Placed first at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships in the 3000S with a time of 10:05.30 seconds … Placed seventh in the 3000S at the NCAA Division I Championships, running a 9:54.43 … Competed at the USATF Olympic Trials, posting a time of 10:13.82 in the 3,000 steeplechase. 

Broke school distance medley relay record with a time of 11:18.73 at the Alex Wilson Invite … Completed the distance medley relay with a time of 11:22.53 at the New Balance Grand Prix … Ran a time of 4:43.12 in the mile at the indoor Heps … Placed third overall and broke the school 3000m steeplechase record with a time of 10:51.81 at outdoor Heps … Placed first overall in the 4x880y relay with a time of 8:54.18 at indoor Heps … Finished fourth in the 4x800 relay in a time of 8:43.74 at outdoor Heps … Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims and finished 37th overall in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:27.29. 

Broke the school record with a time of 10:34.22 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invitational. … Broke the school 4x800m relay record with a time of 8:43.30 at the Penn Relays … Helped the 4x8 squad earn silver at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships with a time of 8:43.3 … Placed third in the 1,500m run with a personal best time of 4:33.46 against Yale.

Ran the course in 22:42 to finish as the second Harvard scorer at the Princeton Invitational Oct. 13 … Earned All-Ivy League honors helping the 4x880 yard relay team to a second-place finish at Indoor Heps … Took second in the 800 at the Brown Springtime Open in 2:14.64 … Garnered another All-Ivy nod with a second-place finish with the 4x800 team at the Outdoor Ivy Championships.

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.