Saija Bikanova
Saija  Bikanova

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madonas, Latvia

High School:
Murjani Sport Gymnasium

Event:
Multi

ELIGIBILITY (IN/OUT):
SR/SR


02/07/2015

Women's Track and Field Shines at 2015 Scarlet and White Invitational

The Huskies delivered multiple top-five conference performances on Saturday in Boston, Mass.

01/31/2015

Women's Track and Field Participates in 2015 Armory Track Invitational

The Huskies enjoyed a solid showing during the two-day meet which featured over 70 teams.

01/17/2015

Women's Track and Field Competes at 2015 NYC Gotham Cup

The Huskies grabbed two first-place finishes on Friday night at the Armory in New York City

01/15/2015

Women's Track and Field Announces 2015 Captains

Lauren Sara, Saija Bikanova and Nyanka Joseph will serve as captains for the 2015 indoor season.

08/06/2014

UConn Places 180 Student-Athletes On American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

UConn had student-athletes honored in each varsity sport The American sponsors

05/19/2015

AAC 2015 Outdoor Championship Final Day

AAC 2015 Outdoor Championship Final Day (photos by Stephen Slade)

05/17/2015

AAC Women's Outdoor Championship Day 3

AAC Women's Outdoor Championship Day 3 (photos by Stephen Slade)

2015 Outdoor

  • Finished 5th at the Bulls Invitational with a Shot Put of 12.92m
  •  Earned 2nd at the UCF Black & Gold Challenged with a long jump of 5.75m
  • Finished 4th in the Shot Put (12.36m) and 5th in Javelin (30.76m) at the UConn Invitational

2015 Indoor

  • Placed 1st in High Jump at the NYC Gotham Cup with a score of 1.72m
  • Finished 2nd in 60M Hurdles (8.83) and Long Jump (5.70m) at the Scarlet and White Invitational, while also placing 3rd in shot put (12.82m
  •  3rd Place finish at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational with a High Jump of 1.70m
  • Placed 1st in the Pentathlon (3,906 points) at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, while also placing 5th in High Jump (1.71m) and 4th in Shot Put (13.27)


2014 Outdoor (Junior)

  • Competed at the NCAA East Regionals for the first time in her career, placing 15th in the high jump after clearing 1.77m.
  • Became just the second-ever Husky to capture the ECAC Heptathlon (Terry Roy in 1992 & 1995) when she racked up 5,352 points across the seven events. It marked the second-highest point total in UConn history.
  • Finished third in the heptathlon at the American Athletic Conference Championship with 5,203 points... also captured sixth in the high jump with a height of 1.70m.

2012-13 Outdoor (Sophomore)

  • Finished third in the heptathlon (5,012) at the ECAC Championships... high jump with a leap of 1.71m.
  • Claimed the bronze medal in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships with 5,118 points... finished eighth in the high jump (1.70m)... Also competed in the shot put.

2012-13 Indoor (Sophomore)

  • A fifth place finisher in the pentathlon at the BIG EAST Championships with an overall score of 3,710. Competed in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships.
  • Placed 2nd in the pentathlon at the New England Championships tallying 3,818 points. A seventh place finisher in the high jump at the New England Championships with a height of 1.70m.

High School: Attended Murjani Sport Gymnasium in Seja, Latvia... Transferred from Nicholls State University... Was the 2011 national indoor champion in the long jump and the 2010 national champion in the pentathlon.

Personal: Born on Jan. 26, 1992... majoring in natural resources.