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Betsy Soukup
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Sunnyside, N.Y.
High School: Stuyvesant/MIT
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2014-15 (Graduate Student)
• Team finished sixth at the NCAA Championships and fourth at the Pac-12 Championships
• Did not compete in the spring

• Made her Stanford debut with a 13th place finish in the collegiate 8+ event at Head of the American

2013-14 (MIT Senior)
• Second team All-Patriot League
• CRCA Scholar Athlete
• Started the fall season in the five seat of the V8 crew at the Head of the Charles (10/20) and at the Princeton Chase (10/27)
• Moved to the one seat of the B4 entry for the Foot of the Charles (11/16)
• Started the spring season in the five seat against Boston College (4/5)
• Moved to the three seat for the next eight races
• Helped the crew to wins over Rutgers (4/6), St. Joseph’s (4/11) and George Washington (4/12)
• Back to the five seat at the Patriot League Championships (5/16) where she helped the Engineers to a third-place finish and a fourth-place overall in the final team standings

2012-13 (MIT Junior)
• CRCA Scholar Athlete
• Saw action in eight events for the Engineers
• Member of the varsity 8 crew
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
• CRCA Scholar Athlete
• Rowed in the five seat at the Head of the Charles (10/21)
•Moved to the three position for the Princeton Chase (10/28)
• Back into the five slot vs. Boston College (4/6), at the George Washington Invitational (4/12), vs. BU/BC/URI (4/27) and the Beanpot (4/28)
• Rowed from the three position for the EAWRC Sprints (5/5) and Patriot League Championships (5/17)
• Team scored head-to-head wins over George Washington, St. Joseph’s and Georgetown
• Third-place overall finish at the George Washington Invitational
• Third-place at the Patriot League Championships

2011-12 (MIT Sophomore)
• Rowed in novice 8 during the fall season
• Rowed in second varsity 8 during spring season, sitting in the three seat

MIT Academics
•Majored in mechanical engineering at MIT
• Minor in East Asian studies
• Concentration in Chinese
• Internship with Harley-Davidson
• NREIP Internship at Panama City Navy Base
• Research in the Rohsenow Heat Transfer Lab, MIT D-Lab
• Vice president of philanthropy of Pi Beta Phi
• DME coordinator

High School
• A 2010 graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City
• Played tennis for three seasons
• Captain of the tennis team in 2010
• Led her team to the City Championship in tennis three straight years
• National Honor Society

• Born in New York City
• Parents are David and Pamela Soukup
• Master’s student in mechanical engineering

Soukup on Choosing Stanford
“I was looking for a school where I would feel challenged but also feel like a supportive community. When I saw the unique courses that Stanford offers and spoke with students who sounded really happy to be there, I knew that I had found the right place!”