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  • Recipient of 2018 Emerging Scholar Award by R.A.C.E. Mentoring
  • Recognized by the Nashville Mayor’s Office by the Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities for leadership to the disability community
  • Recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as a 2018 Emerging Scholar
  • Recipient of 2018 Guiding Woman in Sport Award by SHAPE America


  • Recognized by the Foundation for Global Sports Development as Awardee for Athletes in Excellence Award for Mentorship and Outreach


  • Recognized by as “One of the Most Interesting Women in the World”


  • Recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change”
  • Recipient of the American Association of Persons with Disabilities Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award
  • Recognized by as “Person of the Week”
  • Inducted into Natick High School Wall of Achievement


  • Team Member - London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • Recipient of Amazing Mentor Award from the United States Olympic Committee
  • Recipient of Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association


  • World Champion - 200m at IPC Athletics World Championships
  • Silver Medalist - 100m & 400m at IPC Athletics World Championships
  • World Record - 200m at Swiss Nationals
  • US Paralympic National Champion in the 400m in Miramar, FL
  • Silver Medalist US Paralympic Track & Field Championships
  • Honored as Hero Among Us at Boston Celtics Game


  • Silver Medalist US Paralympic Track & Field Championships
  • American Record Holder, 200m
  • 4th Place, Gasparilla 15K in Tampa, FL
  • Champion, Boilermaker 15K in Utica, NY


  • First place, 100m, 200m @ Dixie Games
  • Third place, 400m @ Dixie Games
  • Beata Anderson Female Athlete of the Year Award, New England Wheelchair
  • Athletic Association
  • Student Athlete of the Year Award, University of Illinois DRES Adapted Athletics Program


  • Bronze Medal, 400m @ Beijing Paralympic Games
  • Bronze Medal & American Record Holder 4x100m @ Beijing Paralympic Games