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    Saija Bikanova
    Saija Bikanova
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Madonas, Latvia

    High School:
    Murjani Sport Gymnasium

    Event:
    Multi

    ELIGIBILITY (IN/OUT):
    SO/SO

    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

    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

    06/23/2014

    A Look Back at 2014

    Reviewing the 2013-14 Season

    05/31/2014

    Celina Emerson, 4x400m Relay Punch Tickets to Oregon

    Emerson and 4x400m Relay Team Advance to NCAA Championship June 11-14

    05/22/2014

    Eleven Huskies Qualify for NCAA Preliminary Round

    Student-Athletes To Compete May 29-31 in Jacksonville, Fla.

    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.