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Kimmy Chavkin

School

Stony Brook University

Position
Defense
Major
Biomedical Engineering

Classroom

Chavkin carries a 3.76 GPA as a biomedical engineering major. She has earned America East Fall Honor Roll three times, America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times, Dean’s List honors seven times, and was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region Team in 2019.

She has also earned Stony Brook Society of Distinguished Scholar Athletes every semester.

Chavkin is a teaching assistant in the math department and has been a member of the WISE Women in Science & Engineering Honors program since her freshman year.

Character

Chavkin always displays compassion and a dedication for helping others. She is a leader and always puts others first, investing her time to better Stony Brook.

She is a head member of the Stony Brook Athletics’ Zone Crew, which focuses on the creation of an app that will help student-athletes improve and maintain their personal well-being.

Chavkin is an active member of Women in Science & Engineering, where she seeks to increase the number of individuals from various underrepresented groups in science, math, and engineering fields. She also inspires younger students to pursue careers in these fields.

She has become a vocal leader for the team, being someone that everyone can go to when faced with an obstacle or needing encouragement. Chavkin is a big reason why the team culture has changed, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels seen and heard. She constantly leads conversations on how to better our team, whether it be through diversity initiatives, mental health talks, extra drills, or ensuring that everyone puts academics first.

Community

Chavkin has volunteered with for many events and organizations while at Stony Brook. She has participated in food drives, patient visits at the children’s hospital, and fall clean-up at the Sunshine Prevention Center.

Being involved with the Stony Brook team, Chavkin has instilled a motivation that allows her to positively contribute and work to help those around her.

She is involved with multiple clubs on campus. She is a member of Positive Assurance With Support (PAWS), which focuses on bringing awareness to mental health issues and ending the stigma around college campuses. Chavkin generates ideas and events to bring these goals to fruition.

She has been a PACK mentor the last two years, where she mentors freshman student-athletes in their transition into college.

Competition

Chavkin started out in midfield at Stony Brook before transitioning to center back. She has quickly turned into one of the best in the region, playing all but four minutes last season while helping Stony Brook record nine clean sheets.

In 2019, Chavkin earned America East Defender of the Year, as well as All-America East first team honors. She also earned All-ECAC first team, All-Atlantic Region second team, and Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics.

She earned 2018 All-America East second team and 2017 All-Championship team honors.

With Stony Brook, Chavkin has won two America East championships.